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Archives: US National Team

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

Mexico’s Pain and New Love for 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 Our 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

The View From Mexico

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I arrived in Mexico this afternoon eager to find out if a buzz existed about tomorrow’s Gold Cup final between Mexico and the USA. Coming into a touristy airport like Cancun doesn’t tell you much about Mexico. In fact you … Continue reading

The View From Mexico

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I arrived in Mexico this afternoon eager to find out if a buzz existed about tomorrow’s Gold Cup final between Mexico and the USA. Coming into a touristy airport like Cancun doesn’t tell you much about Mexico. In fact you … Continue reading

Copa Squad Announced by Bradley

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bob Bradley names the 22 man US roster for Copa America today. As expected Landon Donovan has not been named to the squad and will return to the LA Galaxy. Herculez Gomez who has had an excellent season thus far … Continue reading

Bradley Names Copa Roster

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bob Bradley names the 22 man US roster for Copa America today. As expected Landon Donovan has not been named to the squad and will return to the LA Galaxy. Herculez Gomez who has had an excellent season thus far … Continue reading

Copa Roster to be Named Tonight

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Coach Bob Bradley will name the USA squad for Copa America following tonight’s Gold Cup semifinal matchup versus Canada. Check back here for squad details.

Bradley to Name Copa Roster after Semifinal

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Coach Bob Bradley will name the USA squad for Copa America following tonight’s Gold Cup semifinal matchup versus Canada. Check back here for squad details.

Work Remains to be Done

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The USA’s 2-1 win over Panama today in the Gold Cup was a clear indication that the squad still isn’t hitting on all cylinders. The free flowing attacking play down the flanks we saw in the group stage all but … Continue reading

Rongen Names World Cup Roster

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

US U-20 Head Coach Thomas Rongen named his 22 man roster for this summer’s U-20 World Cup in Canada. Freddy Adu will become only the second player in FIFA history to compete at three U-20 World Cups. Here is the … Continue reading

US Win Group After Strong Second Half

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

While the initial few minutes of the second half of tonight’s match looked dicey for the US (largely because of Landon Donovan being replaced by Taylor Twellman), the squad recovered and played outstanding soccer without its captain for the night … Continue reading

USA-El Salvador Halftime Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Playing Michael Bradley, Benny Feilhaber and Pablo Mastroeni together is a mistake. You don’t have anyone remotely resembling a playmaker occupying space in the center of the midfield, thus a tendency to push the ball exclusively down the flanks or … Continue reading