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Archives: US National Team

Matchday: US v Barbados

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Will Bob Bradley find a way to have Freddy Adu and Landon Donovan in the same starting lineup/SI.com photo Well the time for preparation is over. Today the United States begins World Cup qualifying and results now do now matter. … Continue reading

Excited by the MLS Cup rematch? Don’t Be.

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Tonight on ESPN 2 at 9pm ET the two time defending champion Houston Dynamo will face the three time defending runners-up the New England Revolution. Sounds mouthwatering, right? Wrong! The following key players are missing thanks to World Cup qualifiers: … Continue reading

US Squad for Qualifying Announced

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Eddie Johnson is one of only two true strikers on the US Squad. Brian Ching is the other. This squad is for both matches in the two leg tie with Barbados: June 15th in Los Angeles and June 22nd in … Continue reading

Post Match Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In front of what must be regarded as one of the largest and most ruckus pro US crowds in sometime, the national team drew 0-0 with Argentina, who is currently ranked #1 by the odd formula that constitutes the FIFA … Continue reading

Matchday: US v Argentina

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

UPDATE: US LINEUP ———————-Johnson———————- ———————-Donovan——————– Beasley———————————Dempsey ————–Bradley——Mastroeni————– Pearce—–Califf———-Onyewu—-Cherundolo ———————Howard——————– No Freddy Adu in the starting lineup and Landon Donovan is getting his 100th cap. Thoughts? Leave a comment here or join us for the game chat over at the Third … Continue reading

US Squad for Argentina Match

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Caps/G Hometown Club Adu, Freddy M 5’8″ 140 6/2/1989 6/0 Potomac, Md. SC Benfica (Portugal) Beasley, DaMarcus M 5’8″ 145 5/24/1982 74/15 Ft. Wayne, Ind. Glasgow Rangers (Scotland) Bradley, Michael M 6’2″ 175 7/31/1987 18/1 … Continue reading

Players Ratings for England and Spain match

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

If we were to view this series of three friendlies for the US as a tournament, the national team would be failing miserably. Let’s take a look at the player ratings I have given for the Spain and England matches … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Halves

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Last night’s US performance against Spain is difficult to classify but after all that’s what happens in friendlies when you are experimenting. On one hand I was more disappointed with the performance last night than against England because the team … Continue reading

US-Spain LIVE Commentary and Blog

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

SECOND HALF 1-0 Full Time. A better effort than last week but still a huge gap in class between the US and its opponent is exposed. Freddy Adu was my man of the match but of course we only saw … Continue reading

Bradley’s Bucket: Something Needs to Change

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bradley Leads the US/NY Times Photo We’ve discussed several times recently on the American Soccer Show the “bucket” formation employed by US Coach Bob Bradley. Part of me sympathizes with why Bradley is using this formation: from my vantage point … Continue reading

US National Team Current Player Pool

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

An updated player pool (with the players that no longer figure into Coach Bradley’s plans for at least the summer deleted) can be found by clicking the tab on the toolbar on top of the blog. The player pool page … Continue reading

The Wembley Experience: Lessons About Hooliginism for MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

My experience at Wembley Stadium the other night for the US-England game was outstanding. Not only because of the atmosphere and enthusiasm around international football at England’s National Stadium and throughout London (Although I will point out that this visit … Continue reading

The Wembley Experience: Lessons About Hooliginism

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

My experience at Wembley Stadium the other night for the US-England game was outstanding. Not only because of the atmosphere and enthusiasm around international football at England’s National Stadium and throughout London (Although I will point out that this visit … Continue reading

US Squad for Spain Match

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

GOALKEEPERS- Dominic Cervi (out of contract), Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Tim Howard (Everton FC) ] DEFENDERS- Carlos Bocanegra (out of contract), Dan Califf (FC Midtjylland), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard … Continue reading

Wembley Photos Part One

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Links to my photos from last night’s US-England match Wembley Stadium from Wembley Central Station Pre Game Festivities American Flag on Wembley Pitch England Flag Beckham Free Kick

Morning Thoughts from London

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With a few hours sleep in the books for me to digest the performance last night, let me elaborate on some of my initial thoughts about the match.   Josh Wolff’s time as a National Team member should be over. … Continue reading

Outclassed

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

A flat uninspiring effort left the US supporters here in London frustrated and in some ways shocked not only at the lack of quality the US demonstrated but also at the indifference many on the team seemed to play with. … Continue reading

Greetings From London

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The only US related team news you’ll get in London regard Beasley and his club Rangers / Photo from Setanta Sports Later today here in the capital of the world (well at least the English speaking world) the United States … Continue reading