Archives: US National Team History

Where Does the Egypt Game Rank?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In terms of US National Team history very few days have matched yesterday in terms of pure drama. Just three days after Team USA equaled its worst ever loss to Brazil and six days after the national teams worst loss … Continue reading

US National Team: Chronicling the downfall

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In 1998 the United States finished dead last in the World Cup. But truthfully that World Cup showed itself better in France than the current US team has performed of late. Despite an inability to finish chances in Steve Sampson’s … 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

US vs Italy: Last Call for the Lost Generation?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

They were supposed to be the group that brought the US to unforeseen heights in world football. The first group of players to graduate the Bradenton Academy joined with the young players who had done so impressively for the US … Continue reading

Confederations Cup 1999: US Makes History

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In 1997, FIFA confirmed the Confederations Cup as the second biggest event on the organizations calendar. But the Confederations Cup has had an identity crisis thanks to shifting from every two years to every four years and the lack of … Continue reading

CONCACAF: Mental Toughness Needed

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Many fans newer to the game in this country who perhaps form their opinions by listening to anglicized radio programs or perhaps football themed shows direct from Britain have formed a completely invalid and biased opinion about CONCACAF. Many of … Continue reading

The Ballad of Freddy Adu

Posted on by Brian Zygo

On Saturday in Monaco, A.S. Monaco beat Stade Rennes, 3 to 1, giving Monaco 40 points on the season thus far and securing a spot in the middle of the French Ligue 1 table. Sitting on Monaco’s bench, was one … 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

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

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