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Archives: US National Team

Thoughts on US Camp: Player by Player

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bob Bradley’s selection for US camp preparing for the final qualifier of the semifinals of the group stage. Let’s look at each player and whether or not he has a national team future. GOALKEEPERS : Brian Edwards (Toronto FC), A … Continue reading

US-Trinidad & Tobago Analysis

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

While Mexico struggles to get out of the semifinal round of CONCACAF Qualifying, the US clinched a birth in the final round with two games to spare. This gave Bob Bradley the opportunity to try a new lineup against a … Continue reading

US Shows Signs of a Bright Future in Trinidad Loss

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

While Mexico struggles to get out of the semifinal round of CONCACAF Qualifying, the US clinched a birth in the final round with two games to spare. This gave Bob Bradley the opportunity to try a new lineup against a … Continue reading

Matchnight: Trinidad & Tobago 2 US 1

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Final Thoughts: Despite the loss a very good run out and effort from the US kids who were facing an experienced and desperate Soca Warrior side. What Bob Bradley must learn however was on display in Edmonton tonight. If you … Continue reading

Mexico Struggles Again: Lessons for the US in Qualifying

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Final Thoughts: Despite the loss a very good run out and effort from the US kids who were facing an experienced and desperate Soca Warrior side. What Bob Bradley must learn however was on display in Edmonton tonight. If you … Continue reading

Cooper Snubs Bradley

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  Kenny Cooper has turned down an offer to join the US National Team for Wednesday’s qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain. Personally after months of lobbying along with the rest of the blogosphere Cooper’s decision to … Continue reading

Cooper Snubs Bradley

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Kenny Cooper has turned down an offer to join the US National Team for Wednesday’s qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain. Personally after months of lobbying along with the rest of the blogosphere Cooper’s decision to turn … Continue reading

US Squad for T&T Qualifier

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Goalkeepers: Troy Perkins, Brad Guzan. Defenders: Jonathan Bornstein, Danny Califf, Frankie Hejduk, Michael Orozco, Heath Pearce, Marvell Wynne. Midfielders: Freddy Adu, DaMarcus Beasley, Maurice Edu, Sacha Kljestan, Pablo Mastroeni, Danny Szetela, Robbie Rogers, Jose Francisco Torres. Forwards: Jozy Altidore, Charlie … Continue reading

US Asserts Regional Supremacy

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With Mexico’s loss in Kingston tonight, The United States has a clear claim as the best team in CONCACAF in this moment in time. A resounding 6-1 victory over Cuba was the right tonic for a team that seemed to … Continue reading

Matchday: US v Cuba

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US can clinch passage to the next stage of CONCACAF qualifying, the Hexagonal with a victory tonight versus Cuba. Cuba is the weakest team the US will fact in World Cup qualifying: in fact Cuba is probably weaker than … Continue reading

Matchday: US vs Cuba

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US can clinch passage to the next stage of CONCACAF qualifying, the Hexagonal with a victory tonight versus Cuba. Cuba is the weakest team the US will fact in World Cup qualifying: in fact Cuba is probably weaker than … Continue reading

Is Bradley Dumping the Bucket?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

My CSRN American Soccer Show co-host Dave Denholm, CSRN’s Peter Brown and myself have been scathing on air in our denunciation of Bob Bradley’s tactics: the bucket formation and the overall defensive posture. However with Bradley’s wooing of Jose Francisco … Continue reading

MLS Impact on US Team Fading

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Some may blame the MLS playoff race. Others may simply claim Bob Bradley is biased towards players playing their club football in Europe. What is undeniable is that MLS has put only four squad players on this training camp roster … Continue reading

MLS influence on US National Team at all time low

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Kljestan is one of four MLS players on the current US squad/AP Photo Some may blame the MLS playoff race. Others may simply claim Bob Bradley is biased towards players playing their club football in Europe. What is undeniable is … Continue reading

US Squad Announced

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa: 2/2 SO), Tim Howard (Everton FC: 6/5 SO), Troy Perkins (Valerenga IF: 0/0) DEFENDERS (8): Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes: 16/2), Danny Califf (FC Midtjylland: 2/0), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96: 17/0), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC: 1/0), … Continue reading

US Squad Announced

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

NOTE: THE PLAYER POOL PAGE IS UPDATED TO REFLECT RECENT CALL UPS. IF THEIR ARE ANY ERRORS PLEASE LET ME KNOW! GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa: 2/2 SO), Tim Howard (Everton FC: 6/5 SO), Troy Perkins (Valerenga IF: 0/0) … Continue reading

Washington Post: Torres Chooses USA

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Steve Goff of the Washington Post is reporting that Jose Francisco Torres, a budding superstar in the FMF for Pachuca a club that has been the most successful in the CONCACAF region over the past several seasons has decided less … Continue reading

Torres to Play for The US

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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