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Archives: US National Team

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

Impressive 2nd Half Send US on to Quarters

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

Halftime Thoughts on USA-El Salvador

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

Gold Cup Update

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Major League Soccer Talk correspondent Michael Haley and I both attended the US-Trinidad and Tobago match yesterday at the Home Depot Center outside Los Angeles. The US made ten changes in the starting eleven from Thursday night’s victory over Guatemala. … Continue reading

US-T&T postgame thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Michael Haley and I both attended the US-Trinidad and Tobago match yesterday at the Home Depot Center. The US made ten changes in the starting eleven from Thursday night’s victory over Guatemala. Most interestingly the new players seemed to adjust … Continue reading

Quick Postgame Thoughts on Guatemala-US

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Scratch my half time comment on Gooch. His poor form for Newcastle returned in the two bonehead plays he made to be sent off. The US players need to become mentally tougher. Guatemala now has twice in three months given … Continue reading

US-Guatemala First Half Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Great finish by Dempsey for the goal I’m not sure how many bad clearances Carlos Bocanegra has to make before US coaches begin to look at other options at left center back. I don’t care how many goals Bocanegra scores … Continue reading

US-Guatemala Post Game Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Scratch my half time comment on Gooch. His poor form for Newcastle returned in the two bonehead plays he made to be sent off. The US players need to become mentally tougher. Guatemala now has twice in three months given … Continue reading

US-Guatemala First Half Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Great finish by Dempsey for the goal I’m not sure how many bad clearances Carlos Bocanegra has to make before US coaches begin to look at other options at left center back. I don’t care how many goals Bocanegra scores … Continue reading

Beasley, Dempsey Create Havoc For China in Bradley’s Attacking Formation

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With the United States fielding a virtual “B” team for yesterday’s full international versus China it was imperative for the two most experienced American attackers in the side to step up. Both DeMarcus Beasley and Clint Dempsey answered the call. … Continue reading

ON FIRE!

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Eddie Johnson is in rare form for Kansas City. Today he netted his seventh, eight and ninth goals of the season as the Wizards moved into the top overall spot in Major League Soccer with a 3-2 win over Red … Continue reading

Beasley and Dempsey Make a Point

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bradley’s Style is Different Than Arena’s in use of Flank Play With the United States fielding a virtual “B” team for yesterday’s full international versus China it was imperative for the two most experienced American attackers in the side to … Continue reading

Euro Heavy Roster Announced for China Friendly

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Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Tim Howard (Everton, England), Kasey Keller (Borussia Moenchengladbach, Germany) Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham, England), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Jay DeMerit (Watford, England), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard Liege, Belgium), Frank Simek (Sheffield Wednesday, England), Jonathan Spector (West … Continue reading

Ante Razov Recalled to National Team

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Bob Bradley has called up Ante Razov and Jesse Marsch- two players he knows very well from his time in Chicago and with Chivas USA for Saturday’s friendly versus China. Razov has scored six goals in 24 appearances for the … Continue reading

Razov, Marsch Return to National Team

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Bob Bradley has called up Ante Razov and Jesse Marsch- two players he knows very well from his time in Chicago and with Chivas USA for Saturday’s friendly versus China. Razov has scored six goals in 24 appearances for the … Continue reading

Bradley Names US Gold Cup Sqaud

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The 23 man US roster for the Gold Cup, CONCACAF confederation chanpionship has been named. The squad is bonefide “A” team leading me to believe that very few top American players will be sent to Copa America. It is nice … Continue reading

Bradley to be Named Permanent Head Coach

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This is my first blog posting here. I want to thank Kartik for giving me the opportunity to contribute to this excellent website. I have learned through a source at US Soccer that Bob Bradley will be given the permanent … Continue reading