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Archives: US National Team

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

The Lost Generation?????

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

On the other side of the pond England currently has a golden generation of footballers who are perceived to have underachieved on the international stage by some. (I am not included in this group: I think England has gotten about … Continue reading

USA and Brazil Squads for Sunday’s Friendly

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

United States Goalkeepers (2): Tim Howard (Everton FC, England), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake, USA). Defenders (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC, England), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96, Germany), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC, England), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liège, Belgium), Heath Pearce … Continue reading

Olsen and Casey Should be Recalled

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For some reason Bob Bradley as I write this has yet to submit his squad for Sunday’s friendly versus Brazil at Soldier Field in Chicago. Based on recent performances in MLS two specific National Team veterans need to get a … Continue reading

Futility Continues on European Soil

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Beasley was tremendous today/Fox Sports You can’t fault the US National Team for effort, but once again our national team looked terribly outclassed by a European side on European soil. The U.S. backline was once again burnt repeatedly on the … Continue reading

Ching Fails Fitness Test

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Brian Ching failed a fitness test for today’s US match versus Sweden. Landon Donovan will likely have to play forward now for the US side.

Wolff Out of US Squad

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Josh Wolff withdrew from US Squad for the Sweden game following today’s 3-1 win for his 1860 Munich side in Bundesliga 2 action. I’m not sure the reasons for his withdrawal but will post them as soon as I learn … Continue reading

US Tactics for Sweden Friendly

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This European heavy squad is interesting for its balance of regulars for 2007, returning players seeing their first call up since Germany 2006 (like Josh Wolff and Marcus Hannehman) and youngsters (like Sal Zizzo, Kamani Hill, and Charlie Davies.) Landon … Continue reading

US Roster for Sweden Friendly named.

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Goalkeepers: Marcus Hahnemann (Reading, England), Tim Howard (Everton) Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham, England), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover, Germany), Jay DeMerit (Watford, England), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard Liege, Belgium), Jonathan Spector (West Ham, England) Midfielders: DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers, … Continue reading

US-Brazil Match Likely

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

A source has indicated to me that the US will play Brazil in Chicago during one of the international friendly dates this year. We’ll post an update when an announcement is made. UPDATE 3:15 PM EST : THE WASHINGTON POST … Continue reading