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Archives: US National Team

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

US 1-0 Brazil: Ten Years On- Keller’s masterpiece

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Sunday marked the tenth anniversary of the US’ lone victory over Brazil. The match in Los Angeles was sparsely attended with under 13,000 at the Coliseum. Unlike the next several US-Brazil games on American soil (2001 in LA, 2003 in … Continue reading

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