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Archives: US National Team

US to Play Mexico Next Month at Azteca

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US National Team will play Mexico for the third time in eight months when they travel to Azteca Stadium to play Mexico in a September 9th friendly. Mexico has never lost to the US at home, and has in … Continue reading

Pearce Signs With Hansa Rostock

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Heath Pearce has signed with Bundesliga club Hansa Rostock on a two year contract. Pearce who as a left sided player appears to be surplus to the US National Team requirements (Where the US has an overabundance of players) for … Continue reading

Miles to Go

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US U-20 team crashed and burned before the semifinals once again in the FIFA Under 20 World Cup. (Formerly the FIFA World Youth Championship). For the sixth straight time this event was held, the United States has advanced to … Continue reading

Miles Yet To Go

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US U-20 team crashed and burned before the semifinals once again in the FIFA Under 20 World Cup. (Formerly the FIFA World Youth Championship). For the sixth straight time this event was held, the United States has advanced to … Continue reading

Bob Bradley Please Don’t Forget…….

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Wolff is a far more accomplished International Striker than Taylor Twellman or Brian Ching Here are some suggested players that have either been part of the US Senior National Team for many years or budding youngsters that Coach Bradley needs … Continue reading

Bob Bradley Please don’t Forget About………

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Wolff is a far more accomplished International Striker than Taylor Twellman or Brian Ching Here are some suggested players that have either been part of the US Senior National Team for many years or are budding youngsters that Coach Bradley … Continue reading

US U-20 History

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I have gotten a number of requests for a historical perspective on the US run at the U-20 World Cup. Contrary to what many may think, the US actually has quite a proud tradition of advancing in this competition but … Continue reading

US U-20 World Cup History

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I have gotten a number of requests for a historical perspective on the US run at the U-20 World Cup. Contrary to what many may think, the US actually has quite a proud tradition of advancing in this competition but … Continue reading

Grading the US Squad at Copa America and the Gold Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Eddie Johnson’s Goal versus Argentina gave the US three minutes of false hope The inexperienced side Coach Bob Bradley took to Copa America contrasted directly with the experienced “A” side that Bradley took to the Gold Cup. Despite lifting the … Continue reading

Grading the US Players at Copa America and the Gold Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Grading the US Squad at the Gold Cup and Copa America The inexperienced side Coach Bob Bradley took to Copa America contrasted directly with the experienced “A” side that Bradley took to the Gold Cup. Despite lifting the Champions Trophy … Continue reading

US Beat Brazil to Win Group D in U-20 World Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

US Coach Thomas Rongen Congratulates His Keeper, Chris Seitz Friday night’s victory for the United States over Brazil in the U-20 World Cup was one of the great moments of the past several years for US Soccer. Brazil’s squad features … Continue reading

US Beat Brazil; Win Group D @ U-20 World Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Friday night’s victory for the United States over Brazil in the U-20 World Cup was one of the great moments of the past several years for US Soccer. Brazil’s squad features the incomparable Alexandre Pato, but tonight Freddy Adu made … Continue reading

A Step Back

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

A few days ago I titled a post “Not All is Lost,” about the US Copa America campaign. However, tonight the inexperienced squad Coach Bob Bradley sent out looked like they were in a hurry to get on the next … Continue reading

US Eliminated From Copa America

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Chile’s draw tonight with Mexico eliminated the US from the Copa. Nonetheless the US “B” side has given a good effort and we should expect to see them play loose and without pressure tomorrow in the group finale against Columbia.

Not All is Lost

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Obviously the performance of Team USA thus far at Copa America has been disheartening in many ways. Taking a virtual “B” side into the competition (By any definition this squad could be classified as a “B” side despite having eight … Continue reading

What We Learned

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Soccer can be a cruel game. For over sixty minutes our US National Team boys looked lively and more energetic than the favored Argentines. In fact I would venture to say we looked like the better team. However, tired legs … Continue reading

Mexico’s Continued Pain and Alexi Lalas

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I must admit having a new respect for the Mexican people today even if I still detest their national football team. They are a people who seemed to have so much hope that today they would finally remove the spell … Continue reading

Parting Thoughts on the Gold Cup Squad

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Obviously winning the Gold Cup is a wonderful achievement for the United States national team. However some lingering questions remain in my mind about the future of the national team. While Landon Donovan once again showed his quality and class … Continue reading