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Archives: US National Team

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

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.