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Archives: US National Team

Bob Bradley and Tactics: Set Pieces Make the Difference

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Under Bob Bradley the USMNT has become reliant on set pieces for scoring and quite possibly more dependent on its center backs than any top 50 national team/photo from US Soccer For all the criticisms of Bob Bradley’s tactics by … Continue reading

US Gains Massive Three Points and Mexico Escapes (Updated w/ Player Ratings and Comments)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Photo from Reuters Mexico was fortunate to escape with a 2-1 win at Azteca tonight over a Honduran side filled with quality. Honduras played some quality football and was unfortunate not to secure at minimum a point as Mexico despite … Continue reading

Why MLS is Deserving of Ridicule

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Stuart Holden will not be able to watch team mates Brian Ching and Dwayne DeRosario in qualifying tonight because he’s playing at the same time/photo from MLSNET Major League Soccer is one of the strangest football leagues in the world. … Continue reading

Why MLS is Deserving of Ridicule

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Stuart Holden will not be able to watch team mates Brian Ching and Dwayne DeRosario in qualifying tonight because he’s playing at the same time/photo from MLSNET Major League Soccer is one of the strangest football leagues in the world. … Continue reading

Who Should Bob Bradley Start Against Guatemala?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

We’re days away from the most important match of the Bob Bradley era and perhaps the most difficult. The trip to Guatemala is never easy, but making it even more difficult is that several American regulars are not in form … Continue reading

Bob Bradley’s US Squad Stale and Predictable

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Kyle Beckerman is among several outstanding players missing from Bradley’s recent call ups With today’s announcement that the injury prone and ineffective DaMarcus Beasley has been added to the US squad going down the Guatemala for the most important match … Continue reading

US Squad Becoming Stale and Predictable

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Kyle Beckerman is among several outstanding players missing from Bradley’s recent call ups With today’s announcement that the injury prone and ineffective DaMarcus Beasley has been added to the US squad going down the Guatemala for the most important match … Continue reading

A Well Earned Homecoming

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It can be strongly argued as it will be here that the greatest player in American footballing history is finally coming home. Kasey Keller signed with the Seattle Sounders FC yesterday and while the club continues in USL-1 this season, … Continue reading

US Squad for Guatemala Qualifier Announced

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Interestingly no Freddy Adu called into this squad even though four other returning Olympians from the US side are called into the squad. The numbers are caps and goal in World Cup qualifying. GOALKEEPERS (2): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa: 2/2 … Continue reading

US Collapses: Is MLS to Blame?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Freddy Adu did not develop well in MLS We’re constantly hammered with one side of the coin including Sunday at the conclusion of the US-Netherlands match on NBC by Marcelo Balboa: we hear constantly that Major League Soccer is responsible … Continue reading

US Collapses: Is MLS to Blame?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Freddy Adu did not develop well in MLS We’re constantly hammered with one side of the coin including Sunday at the conclusion of the US-Netherlands match on NBC by Marcelo Balboa: we hear constantly that Major League Soccer is responsible … Continue reading

Who Should Bob Bradley Select for the Guatemala Qualifier?

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Ante Razov who is in form for Chivas USA scored the lone US goal in the 2000 qualifier @ Guatemala/photo from SI.com With just over a week to go until the first US World Cup 2010 qualifier of the group … Continue reading

Olympics Matchday One: Holden Goal Lifts USA

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AP PHOTO The best of MLS Players in Olympics Nigeria Emmanuel Ekpo entered the match in the 89th minute in the the 0-0 draw. USA Stuart Holden scored a goal for the US in its 1-0 win over Japan. Marvell … Continue reading

American/Canadian Based Olympians in Men’s Football

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Olympic squads were finalized today. Here are the MLS, USL and NCAA based players as well a list of former MLS players particpating. Michael Boxall/New Zealand Craig Henderson/New Zealand Chris Seitz/USA Mo Edu/USA Marvell Wynne/USA Patrick Ianni/USA Michael Parkhurst/USA Stuart … Continue reading

Guzan Keeps Clean Sheet (Barely): US Advances

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 Eddie Lewis’ goal was the lone strike in the US victory/AP Photo Flattering headline you ask-What else would you expect? The reality of today’s match versus Barbados is complicated but before complaints about the performance get out of hand I … Continue reading

US Lineup vs Barbados

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—————-Guzan———— Moor–DeMerit–Califf—Pearce Kljestan-Bradley-Szetela-Lewis (c) ———Adu———Beasley—– Eddie Lewis captains the team. Danny Szetela gets his first start for the National Team. Thoughts? Feel free to discuss the match in the comments section here or in our live game chat at the … Continue reading

US Squad for Second Leg vs Barbados

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(World Cup Qualifier Caps and Goals in Parenthesis) GOALKEEPERS (3): Dominic Cervi (out of contract: 0/0), Brad Guzan (Chivas USA: 1/1 SO), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake: 0/0) DEFENDERS (6): Carlos Bocanegra (out of contract: 12/1), Dan Califf (FC Midtjylland: … Continue reading

The Latest News

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Jared Jeffrey Has Signed with a Club in Belgium Chad Barrett had two appalling first half misses yesterday for Chicago in their 2-0 loss to Chivas USA. But Barrett along with team mates John Thorrington and Chris Rolfe have been … Continue reading