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Archives: US Soccer

The Battle for CONCACAF: Work Left For The US To Do

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With two relatively straight forward fixtures this week, the United States National Team is almost guaranteed to be leading the Hexagonal after this international break. But this will guarantee nothing, as the one time magic 15 point mark for World … Continue reading

Dominic Kinnear: A Model MLS Coach

Posted on by Brian Zygo

The English Premier League is one of the most popular football leagues in the world for many reasons, especially its coaching soap opera. No other league has managed to turn coaching vendettas and spats into a complex, highly entertaining mix … Continue reading

USA 2-1 Panama AET: A Job Well Done

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In each of the last two Gold Cups the United States and Panama have played competitive knock out stage matches. With that backdrop, much was expected tonight and the game was every bit as competitive as the previous two. I … Continue reading

Give Us Our Yanks!

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Jason Davis of Match Fit USA is leading a collective effort of those of us in the blogosphere who cover and support the USMNT to take action to help ensure maximum exposure for the US-Mexico qualifying match at Azteca on … Continue reading

First XI Mania

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Yesterday, we learned the First XI for the MLS All Star Game versus Everton on July 29th. Everton has lost its two most recent matches against MLS sides in Chicago last year and Salt Lake the year before. (I bet … Continue reading

A Toast to the US Soccer Fan as We Await the Confederations Cup Final

Posted on by Brian Zygo

As both a fan and observer of American Soccer in general and the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) in particular, Confederations Cup 2009 has been a rollercoaster with amazing emotional highs and lows. As we all know, the US started … Continue reading

The American Sportswriters War on Football

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

(This is a revised version of a piece that originally ran last year on this website) This week we’ve been presented with yet another unrelenting attack from significantly threatened portions of the American media elite on Football. The reason? The … Continue reading

Defending Guiseppe Rossi and His Decision to Play for Italy Instead of the United States

Posted on by Brian Zygo

In the eyes and opinions of many of you, I am about to defend the indefensible: the decision of Guiseppe Rossi to play for the Italian National Team instead of the United States National Team. This issue came to head … Continue reading

American Soccer Fans: United Like Never Before

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It is a common perception that America’s football loving populace is divided three ways- European football lovers, fans of the American game and Latin futbol fans. But the truth is the subdivisions within these groups are enormous. Let’s take the … Continue reading

USA 2-1 Honduras: Still Shaky, But Back on Track

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bob Bradley shook up the US squad and formation today in preparation for a critical qualifier in Chicago against Honduras. The Hondurans were missing two key elements: David Suazo one of the top players in CONCACAF and the solid Julio … Continue reading

The MidSummer Classic – The Long History of Soccer All-Star Matches in the United States

Posted on by Brian Zygo

All-Star Games are as All-American as Chevrolet, mom, and apple pie. The most famous and storied All-Star Game in the US is, of course, the one belonging to Major League Baseball, which was first played at Chicago’s Comiskey Park in … Continue reading

Busy Time for US Men

Posted on by Peter C

The US Men’s National Teams will be busy for the rest of this year. Here’s a peek at what’s coming up. Men’s Senior Team Coming off a 3-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in the CONCACAF final World Cup Qualifying … Continue reading

Soccer Thoughts on Jackie Robinson Day

Posted on by Brian Zygo

In the world of the Beautiful Game April 15th is most known for Hillsborough, but in the United States, April 15th is best know for one of the most significant sporting and cultural moments of the 20th Century. It was … Continue reading

US World Cup 2018/2022 Bid Moves Forward

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

US Soccer President Sunil Gulati met the media this afternoon to discuss the potential venues for the 2018/2022 World Cups. 70 venues are currently under consideration Some notes from the press conference: The World Cup bid will based out of … Continue reading

Give me the MLS & USL, or Give Me Death!

Posted on by Brian Zygo

In the comments made to my last post on this site, an individual stated that they were sick of hearing about ways to grow the MLS and suggested it should be shut down, put out of its misery. Well as … Continue reading

Not so Fantastic: Advice to the MLS from The Special One

Posted on by Brian Zygo

Love him or hate him, you cannot ignore Jose Mourinho, because he is the proverbial moth drawn to the media spotlight. This recent FIFA International Break found the Special One in the United States as he prepared for the World … Continue reading

CONCACAF No Easy Haul

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The fixtures may look less than daunting. But trips to Central America are never easy and with CONCACAF’s own version of murderers row coming over the Summer (@ Costa Rica, Honduras, @ Mexico) it’s imperative that the US take maximum … Continue reading

The (Other) American Goalkeeping Tradition

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Kasey Keller, Brad Friedel, Marcus Hahnemann and Tim Howard have become well know in the United States for their exploits playing football in England. The goalkeeping quartet has established the credentials of Americans in what many at home consider the … Continue reading