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Archives: US National Team

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

Thoughts on South Africa Victory

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US continued improvement on the road is a welcome sight for fans of the national team. International Football is all about performance on the road: grinding out results unlike Russia’s failure today in Israel, and building confidence and an … Continue reading

USA 1-0 South Africa: Adding to the Trophy Case

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US won another big road friendly with a 1-0 win over South Africa in the Nelson Mandela Cup. Steve Cherundolo scored the US goal. I’ll have match ratings and some thoughts about FSC’s coverage later in the day.

Lewis Inured; Pearce and Spector Called up (UPDATED)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Eddie Lewis who injured himself for Derby County this weekend while misplaying a shot off the goal line has been replaced on the national team squad list for Saturday’s game versus South Africa by Heath Pearce of Hansa Rostock. Also, … Continue reading

Adu, Altiodre headline Squad for South Africa match

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The squad. No Heath Pearce or Bobby Convey this go round not Danny Szetela or other young players who may or may not be part of World Cup 2010 Qualifying. Bradley had picked an “A” team which tells you where … Continue reading

The Day After: Some Random Thoughts About the Switzerland Match

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With a night’s worth of perspective on yesterday’s 1-0 US victory over Switzerland, here are my thoughts. Maurice Edu was my man of the match and Bob Bradley deserves lots of credit to notice Edu’s value in training and to … Continue reading

USA-Switzerland 2nd Half Live Blog

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

FULL TIME: USA 1 SWITZERLAND 0 . MY MAN OF THE MATCH: MAURICE EDU + 2 Adu’s free kick right on the frame but saved by the Swiss keeper. + 1 Freddy Adu taken down right outside the box! He’s … Continue reading

USA-Switzerland Live Blog

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I’m feeling a little down about this one. I have a bad feeling this will be a 3-0 or 4-0 match. Earlier today England lost to Russia 2-1 and Portugal beat Kazakhstan 2-1 in matches of interest to our readers. … Continue reading

US-Swizerland Live Blog

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Check it out this afternoon beginning at 2:30 PM ET/11:30 AM PT

US Squad for Switzerland Friendly Announced

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bob Bradley has decided to experiment with the call ups for the friendly next Wednesday against Switzerland. Freddy Adu, Danny Szetela, Robbie Findley and Maurice Edu are among the younger players called into the squad, while grizzled veterans Eddie Lewis … Continue reading

US To Play Sweden in January International Break

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US will host Sweden in an International Friendly in January at the Home Depot Center. The match will be one of the last opportunities for Coach Bob Bradley to look at European based players before qualifying for World Cup … Continue reading

US to Play South African in November

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Per Si.com. An interesting move to say the least by the US Federation and it should be a stern test.

US National Team Faces Obstcles to World Cup Qualification

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US National Team year of pain hit an appropriate low point on Sunday as the US backline once again showed their lack of quality and class in conceding four goals to a somewhat average Brazilian side (by Brazil’s high … Continue reading

More Post US-Brazil Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Landon Donovan got as lost out on the right flank as he often does in the middle against superior opponents. I am really at a loss to describe further what can be done with Donovan. A player of his ability … Continue reading

Brazil 4 USA 2: Post Match Thoughts and Ramblings

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I was lucky enough to secure a ticket for this match thanks to EPL Talk and Major League Soccer Talk listener and contributor Lou Bruno. Our effort yesterday deserved an A+ grade, and I have to say this is the … Continue reading

Post Match Thoughts From O’Hare Airport

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

As I’m about to board my plane here on an early Chicago morning, here are my day after thoughts about yesterday’s 4-2 US defeat at the hands of Brazil: Our effort yesterday deserved an A+ grade, and I have to … Continue reading

Outclassed Again But An Effort Worthy of a Result

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

You can’t fault the US National Team for the effort today at Soldier Field. As someone lucky enough to attend the game I was pleased by the energy and hustle our guys showed all match long, but again we lack … Continue reading

Zavagnin Replaces Mastroeni For US

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Pablo Mastroeni has been replaced by Kerry Zavagnin for the US friendly with Brazil, Sunday. Mastroeni has been ill since Colorado’s 1-1 draw with Columbus Sunday. Zavagnin, 33 was used often by Bruce Arena as a holding midfielder during qualifying … Continue reading