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Archives: US National Team

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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Jeremiah White: Possible Revelation for the US?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Jeremiah White was called into US camp this past January and evidently did not make an impression on Bob Bradley. After playing a few minutes against Sweden he was released from the camp and has not been called back since. … Continue reading

T&T 0-3 US: The Victory 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

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

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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

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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

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