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Archives: US National Team

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

Camp Rosters for U-23 and Full National Team

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The month long US training camp at the National Training Center in Carson, CA continues with some cuts and releases following the Sweden match. the following 21 players, 16 of which are based in MLS, the other 5 who are … Continue reading

Wynalda: Still the Best US Forward of Modern Times

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The 2-0 scoreline in favor of the United States in last night’s friendly in Carson, CA was a nice scoreline for the United States, but mistakes in the final third and some breakdowns defensively will have to be corrected going … Continue reading

US-Sweden Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For the second time in six months the United States will face Sweden in a friendly. But this time, the game will be played at the friendly confines of the Home Depot Center and without any of Sweden’s stars that … Continue reading

Fearless Predictions for 2008

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US National Team will rely on two, maybe three thirty somethings to move through the first group of CONCACAF qualification. (the names Frankie Hejduk, Eddie Lewis and Pablo Mastroeni come to mind) Major League Soccer will fail to sign … Continue reading

Some New Year’s Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Reports out of Europe indicate that Luis Figo has signed a contract with AEG. This is interesting because unless I read MLS rules incorrectly the Galaxy cannot sign another designated player. That would mean Figo is headed to Houston and … Continue reading

Best and Worst of 2007: US National Team

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

2007 was an interesting year for the US National Team. A transition year to say the least, at times the US looked worse than any point since prior to hosting the 1994 World Cup. The American performances in the Gold … Continue reading

Christmas Time Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This is traditionally the busiest time of year in the English Football season with the Boxing Day matches on the horizon and the January transfer window about to open. But here in the United States we are consumed by meaningless … Continue reading

England versus the US: How They Compare in the Wake of Capello’s Hiring

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Fabio Capello is a top coach in international club football. He is someone who understands tactics and developing young players. For a nation like England who are in dire straights in both regards (tactical flexibility and player development) he is … Continue reading

Who Replaces Beasley for the US?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

DaMarcus Beasley’s injury for Rangers in this week’s Champions League action opens the door for several left footed players in the US National Team setup while Beasley is nursing his injury over the next several months. Eric Wynalda pointed out … Continue reading

MLS Could Lead US Down Path Traveled by England

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

English Football suffered an embarrassing home defeat to a good Croatia side Wednesday night. While I believe Croatia is as good if not better than England at the moment, losing to the Croats at Wembley when they have already qualified … Continue reading

England failure should teach MLS a lesson about potential rules changes

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

English Football suffered an embarrassing home defeat to a good Croatia side Wednesday night. While I believe Croatia is as good if not better than England at the moment, losing to the Croats at Wembley when they have already qualified … Continue reading