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Archives: US National Team

MLS Needs to Bow to CONCACAF International when Scheduling

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The United States National Team enters a month long frenzy this week in London with a friendly at Wembley against England. A week later the National Team will take on Spain in Madrid and then return for match against Argentina … Continue reading

MLS Needs to Revisit its Scheduling Practices

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The United States National Team enters a month long frenzy this week in London with a friendly at Wembley against England. A week later the National Team will take on Spain in Madrid and then return for match against Argentina … Continue reading

MLS Schedule Limits Bradley’s Ability to Gel US Squad

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Chalk this up to MLS’ unconscionable decision to continue play right through FIFA international blackout dates. Bob Bradley today named the squad for next Wednesday’s match at Wembley Stadium in London (A match I will be attending) and the team … Continue reading

US Squad Announced

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Men’s National Team coach Bob Bradley has announced the provisional squad for the three upcoming friendlies against England, Spain and Argentina. Here is the list: ROSTER BY POSITION GOALKEEPERS (5): Dominic Cervi (Out of Contract), Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Tim … Continue reading

Upcoming Friendlies: Who Should be picked?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

First off I realize the continued desire of MLS to play right through international breaks means many of the players I mention below will not be available especially if Coach Bradley wants to use certain guys in qualifying. Thus MLS … Continue reading

Nobody Does it Better

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Donovan/SI.com Today’s friendly in Krakow against Poland, was exactly that: a friendly which should not be  considered some sort of great conquering victory of the US National Team. Sure you’d rather win than lose these sorts of matches, but realistically … Continue reading

Will the US Embarrass itself against England?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Rob Green: More battle tested than any likely U.S. keeper for the May 28th friendly at Wembley/Daily Mirror Sunil Gulati responding to critics in this country has scheduled a group of extremely tough friendlies beginning this month against Poland, and … Continue reading

CONCACAF Giants Being Exposed in Qualifying

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

    The United States road through Olympic Qualifying has been littered with peril to this point. The three match group stage in Tampa featured exactly no United States goals from the run of play and three opposing teams who … Continue reading

MLS Failing in its Mission

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I must say I have listened with much amusement the last few weeks as people have tried to convince me that the influx of foreign talent to MLS and the outflow of younger Americans from MLS or in some cases … Continue reading

US 1-0 Brazil: Ten Years On- Keller’s masterpiece

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Sunday marked the tenth anniversary of the US’ lone victory over Brazil. The match in Los Angeles was sparsely attended with under 13,000 at the Coliseum. Unlike the next several US-Brazil games on American soil (2001 in LA, 2003 in … Continue reading

Upcoming Friendlies Almost Too Much

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It seems the US Soccer Federation is eager to prove some of the critics of the game in this country wrong thanks to upcoming friendlies against Spain and potential friendlies against England and Argentina. Those critics who rightfully pointed out … Continue reading

US-Mexico Analysis

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

 Having been on hand in Houston for Wednesday’s mammoth and exciting clash and now having had over 24 hours to digest the outcome and impact let’s go through what we learned: Mexico has better talent and more skill than the … Continue reading

Quick Postgame Thoughts From Houston

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Drew Moor was responsible for both Mexico goals with some bad marking on set pieces. Yet I don’t believe Moor had an awful match. He found space and beautifully set up Jozy Altidore for the second goal. Moor also was … Continue reading

Altiodre Gets First US Start

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bob Bradley has named 18 year old phenomena Jozy Altidore to the starting lineup for the first time in his Senior National team career tonight. Freddy Adu will start the night on the subs bench. Other surprises include Ramiro Corrales … Continue reading

American Soccer Show @ US-Mexico

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I’ll be traveling to Houston tomorrow morning to attend the US-Mexico friendly at Reliant Stadium. Anyone who wishes to meet up with me in Houston please email me at kartik@csrnusa.com or leave a comment here. I want to thank Brian … Continue reading

What Lineup Should Bob Bradley Use Against Mexico?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Obviously we’ll get more into detail previewing the match in this weeks American Soccer Show but on first look I believe the US should go with a 4-2-3-1 look. The injury to Steve Cherundolo for Hanover against Hamburg yesterday forces … Continue reading

Bradley Goes with an A squad for Wednesday’s Friendly

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I am happy to see Ramiro Corrales and Brad Davis held over and Stuart Holden and Jozy Altidore called in from the U-23 camp in Florida. Here is the full squad, thanks to Johnathan Starling for posting this while I … Continue reading