Archives: US National Team History

Clint Dempsey’s Equalizer (With Some Help From Butterfingers Green) Gives The USA A Point

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Yes it was the re-match sixty years in the making. So much anticipation from both sides and from the supporters at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg and of course in all of the pubs in England and across the … Continue reading

Buy Bornstein’s Boots and Help Haiti

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Here at MLStalk.com and EPLtalk.com, we are working on a soccer-centric way to help the youth of Haiti that we will be announcing next week.  In the meantime, if you want to make a major contribution to the Red Cross … Continue reading

The USMNT Decade: Best and Worst

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Best Team Performance of Decade:  2002 World Cup vs Portugal Without Claudio Reyna and Clint Mathis the US took the field against a Portuguese side making its first World Cup appearance in sixteen years. Still, Portugal had been outstanding at … Continue reading

The Next Best Thing to Being a World Cup Seed

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Every fan of the US team has been hoping that the stars could align, the flipped coin could land on its edge and that somehow the US could be seeded in the World Cup draw.  Being among those top eight … Continue reading

Want To Grow Soccer In The US: It Takes Honest Criticism Not A Pollyanna Approach

Posted on by Brian Zygo

Labor Day has come and gone, the sun is setting earlier, and, even here in Houston, the air contains a slight fall crispness. Yes, the Summer of Soccer is over, and what an interesting summer it has been. Back on … Continue reading

The 2010 MLS Season: Fair To The World Cup & Balanced

Posted on by Brian Zygo

A common complaint about Major League Soccer is its failure or unwillingness to observe FIFA International breaks. As recently as this month we have seen MLS matches played at the same time as crucial World Cup Qualifiers involving the United … Continue reading

Which Team is Better – 2002 or 2009?

Posted on by Eric Altshule

There has been some talk lately about how the USMNT has regressed from its best teams of the past decade – that a lack of veteran leadership has made this team shakier and that Bob Bradley is making do with … Continue reading

US 0:5 Mexico: Outrage Lost?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

” It was just a C team”  goes the mantra. For some this is just a simple retort to accept and write off a 5-0 loss to your biggest rivals who were also playing without the majority of their top … Continue reading

Previous Best US Major Tournaments

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

John O’Brien’s goal started the 2002 World Cup run Sunday will make the first tournament final ever in a non CONCACAF event for the United States. However, the US has made deep runs in major tournaments before. Let’s take a … Continue reading

Where Does The Spain Game Rank All Time?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I know we played this game the other day after the Egypt match, but let’s revisit it again. Where does the Spain game compare to the matches described below in the Post 1990 history of the US Men’s National Team? … Continue reading