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Archives: US National Team

The Next Best Thing to Being a World Cup Seed

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Every fan of the US team has been hoping that the stars could align, the flipped coin could land on its edge and that somehow the US could be seeded in the World Cup draw.  Being among those top eight … Continue reading

Monday Musings

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Galaxy’s win over the Dynamo was dramatic but in many ways tainted. A strange call when against Houston, and the rolling power outages that swept Southern California seemed to unfortunately coincide with upsurges in Houston play. Chicago vs Real … Continue reading

Slovakia 1-0 USA: Post Match Thoughts (UPDATED)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I’ll have much more later but today the US showed that we have a lot of depth on the backline, but that the loss of Charlie Davies up front could be a fatal blow to our chances to advance deep … Continue reading

Looking Back at Project 2010: Part I

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

2009, has been a very complicated year for US National Team supporters. We’ve had the high of our first ever FIFA final combined with the low of a 5-0 loss to arch rival Mexico. We beat World Cup qualifier Honduras … Continue reading

The Return of Familiar Faces

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Major League Soccer’s decision to conduct its semifinal playoff rounds at the same time as this international break has severely hamstrung Bob Bradley’s selection.  With two very interesting friendlies against European sides that have already qualified for next summer’s World Cup, these … Continue reading

USA 2:2 Costa Rica: Bornstein a Hero in Honduras

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Entering the final stages of CONCACAF qualifying, the great hope was that Honduras, filled with top European club footballers could shake up CONCACAF a bit and qualify for the World Cup. Costa Rica with a group of players either too … Continue reading

World Cup Seeding Unlikely to Favor the US

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

UPDATE: SINCE THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN, IT HAS SURFACED THAT FIFA MAY CHANGE THE CRITERIA FOR SEEDING TO BE BASED SOLELY ON WORLD RANKINGS. IF SO, THE US IS LIKELY TO BE SEEDED IN THE 2010 WORLD CUP, IF SWITZERLAND … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on the US Win

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Some random thoughts on the US win and the upcoming game against Costa Rica The Greatest US Win I Have Never Seen.   A lot has already been said about how absurd it was that this game was not broadcast to … Continue reading

Honduras 2:3 USA- Casey Brace Leads USA to World Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

A resourceful, gritty victory for the US, which should shut up the critics including myself for the foreseeable future. Again all odds, and an infamous referee known for favoring Latin teams over the US or Caribbean based sides, the Americans … Continue reading

US 0-3 Germany World Cup Match: Live Analysis

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

PREGAME: US National Team starters for today game on ESPN Classic: Perk, Mayen, Opara, Gale, Davies; Powers, Jeffrey, Mix; Shea, Ownby, Taylor Kyle Davies of FC Dallas (formely of Southampton) captains the US side. Listen to our recent interview with … Continue reading

Revisiting the Gold Cup Final and its Impact on CONCACAF

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In the past few weeks much criticism has been levied at those, including myself who made an effort to critique the 5-0 loss in the Gold Cup Final by the United States to Mexico. After all what difference does a … Continue reading

The 2010 MLS Season: Fair To The World Cup & Balanced

Posted on by Brian Zygo

A common complaint about Major League Soccer is its failure or unwillingness to observe FIFA International breaks. As recently as this month we have seen MLS matches played at the same time as crucial World Cup Qualifiers involving the United … Continue reading

Which Team is Better – 2002 or 2009?

Posted on by Eric Altshule

There has been some talk lately about how the USMNT has regressed from its best teams of the past decade – that a lack of veteran leadership has made this team shakier and that Bob Bradley is making do with … Continue reading

You Want A Better Coach Then Bob Bradley For The Nats? Here Is My Choice

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Yes the USA is very close to qualifying for the 2010 World Cup for next summer and this coming October there will be two more matches remaining for the Nats when they visit Honduras on the 10th & home against … Continue reading

Trinidad & Tobago 0:1 USA. Mission Accomplished (Barely) UPDATED

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Paul Caliguri had the shot heard round the world on this pitch, but tonight, Rico Clark had the shot that saved the US. With their backs against the wall the US responded after a poor first half. In the second … Continue reading

First Win On The Road In Final Round Of Qualifying, But It Looked So Bad

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

I’m going to say it right now. That was the worst match I have seen these bunch of players perform on the road against an opponent that should’ve been done and dusted at the blow of the whistle to start … Continue reading

Observations From Victory In Utah & Looking Ahead To Trinidad

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

How does everyone feel about this victory at home against El Salvador? Happy?, So-so?, Excited?, Maybe they could’ve done better? You may agree or disagree with what I have to say, but I think it’s needed to be said. Out … Continue reading