Archives: FIFA Confederations Cup

Top 5 Highlights of American Soccer in 2009

Posted on by Brian Zygo

As promised last week, here are my highlights from 2009 in American Soccer, in no particular order: U.S. National Team Beats Spain in Confederations Cup Semi-Finals: On June 24, 2009, in the Semi-Finals of the Confederations Cup, the U.S. National … 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

Reliving the 2003 Gold Cup Semifinal

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal in Miami featured a rematch of a Confederations Cup group game from a month earlier. Brazil and the United States had varying approaches to this tournament: The USA wanted to win the event and … Continue reading

FIFA Confederations Cup: Full Coverage

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

At Major League Soccer Talk we pride ourselves on the having the most comprehensive coverage of the US Men’s National Teams. For over two years we’ve covered the National Team more closely than just about any other website around. Below … Continue reading

USA Vs Brazil: Second Half Was A Tough Pill To Swallow

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

I am gutted, exhausted, disappointed and further more my pride has been bruised and battered. I honestly thought after the first half ended that there was a slight chance of the boys to put on another solid performence against another … Continue reading

US 2-3 Brazil: Heartbreak

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Dunga got his tactical changes right in the second half and Bob Bradley didn’t adequately make tactical changes to counter the Brazilians. Bradley’s tactics and subs resembled the scared, conservative changes of the last two qualifiers and the first two … Continue reading

Confederations Cup Final: Not Simply a Game

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US National Team often times has to fight a two front war for recognition: the first is against an indifferent domestic sporting press and the second is against a downright hostile foreign football press. As the US fights for … 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

Confederations Cup Final: Three Keys for the US vs Brazil

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

ATTACK THE LEFT SIDE The left side is where you attack Brazil. Under Dunga, Brazil essentially plays without a left sided midfielder.  The left back position for the Brazilians has been a similarly problematic as it has been for the … Continue reading

Confederations Cup: The Role of Bloggers in the USMNT Run

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Michael Bradley showed his passion at the end of the Egypt game when he told us all off. That for me wasn’t a rebuke but a proud moment. The United States National Team which for years lived in a bubble … Continue reading