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Archives: US National Team

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

What Lineup Should the US Field at Wembley?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This is a friendly meant for experimenting. I’d like to win but now knowing the squad and its limitations I think finding out about certain guys may in fact down the road be much more important than chasing a result … Continue reading

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