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Archives: US National Team

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

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

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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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

A Well Earned Homecoming

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It can be strongly argued as it will be here that the greatest player in American footballing history is finally coming home. Kasey Keller signed with the Seattle Sounders FC yesterday and while the club continues in USL-1 this season, … Continue reading

US Squad for Guatemala Qualifier Announced

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Interestingly no Freddy Adu called into this squad even though four other returning Olympians from the US side are called into the squad. The numbers are caps and goal in World Cup qualifying. GOALKEEPERS (2): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa: 2/2 … Continue reading

US Collapses: Is MLS to Blame?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Freddy Adu did not develop well in MLS We’re constantly hammered with one side of the coin including Sunday at the conclusion of the US-Netherlands match on NBC by Marcelo Balboa: we hear constantly that Major League Soccer is responsible … Continue reading

US Collapses: Is MLS to Blame?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Freddy Adu did not develop well in MLS We’re constantly hammered with one side of the coin including Sunday at the conclusion of the US-Netherlands match on NBC by Marcelo Balboa: we hear constantly that Major League Soccer is responsible … Continue reading

Who Should Bob Bradley Select for the Guatemala Qualifier?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Ante Razov who is in form for Chivas USA scored the lone US goal in the 2000 qualifier @ Guatemala/photo from SI.com With just over a week to go until the first US World Cup 2010 qualifier of the group … Continue reading