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Archives: US National Team

USA 3-0 T&T: The Triumph of “Anti Football”

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

On a day when football finally came home in the form of England’s heroic 4-1 victory over an arrogant and vastly over rated Croatian side, “anti-football” scored a big victory as well.  While youngster Theo Walcott provided the heroics for … Continue reading

US Soccer Can Learn From Sven

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Reuters Photo /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} Sven Goran Eriksson’s appointment as manager of Mexico was criticized by … Continue reading

Who Should the US Start Versus T&T?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Six points in the bag and little doubt the US will advance to the hexagonal. However the truth be told I think the United States finishes third in the hexagonal on current form and must improve its linkup play and … Continue reading

Who Should the US Start versus T&T?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Six points in the bag and little doubt the US will advance to the hexagonal. However the truth be told I think the United States finishes third in the hexagonal on current form and must improve its linkup play and … Continue reading

US Looks Shaky in Havana

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Reuters Photo Three points is three points I suppose. But tonight’s game unlike last months qualifier in Guatemala City has me very concerned about the state of play regarding the US Team. Against a side that in its own stadium … Continue reading

US Training Notes

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I got the chance to spend some time at the US National Team’s training session today in preperation for the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Cuba and Trinidad & Tobago. Nineteen players are in camp, and the team was … Continue reading

Bradley vs Arena: Different Styles

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Eddie Johnson and Brian Ching celebrate a goal against Barbados, the only game which a current US striker has scored a goal in the last 14 months for the national team. Bob Bradley’s tenure as United States National Team manager … Continue reading

US Squad for Qualifying Announced

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US Manager Bob Bradley has recalled Rico Clark and omitted Kenny Cooper, Freddy Adu and Jozy Altidore in his 20 man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers versus Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago. Marvell Wynne and Michael Orozco have … Continue reading

Bradley Recalls Clark, Adds Wynne and Orozco for Upcoming Qualifiers

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

US Manager Bob Bradley has recalled Rico Clark and omitted Kenny Cooper, Freddy Adu and Jozy Altidore in his 20 man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers versus Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago. Marvell Wynne and Michael Orozco have … Continue reading

Are CONCACAF Officials Biased toward the US?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  Supporters of the United States national team (myself included) have complained openly and often about the officiating we’ve received at the last two world cups including an apparent handball on Torston Frings on the goal line in the 2002 … Continue reading

Are CONCACAF Officials Favorable towards the US?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Supporters of the United States national team (myself included) have complained openly and often about the officiating we’ve received at the last two world cups including an apparent handball on Torston Frings on the goal line in the 2002 Quarterfinals … Continue reading

Bob Bradley and Tactics: Set Pieces Make the Difference

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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)

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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

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

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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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