Archives: FIFA Confederations Cup

Jay DeMerit and Charlie Davies: Profiles in Player Development

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Two of the biggest stars in the Confederations Cup for the United States have been Jay DeMerit and Charlie Davies. Both are players that did not come up through the traditional development system for US Soccer (including the National Academy … Continue reading

Spain 0: USA 2- ONE FOR THE AGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Periodic updates here during the game and remember our post game show available at about 8pm ET via ITunes and this website: Final Player Ratings Howard   8 Spect0r  7 DeMerit 9 Onyewu 10 Bocanegra 7 Clark  8 Bradley 6 Donovan … Continue reading

Confederations Cup: Why the US Has A Chance

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Spain is on a record tying unbeaten run and faces a US team that suffered their worst ever defeat to Brazil last week. But this match isn’t as easy a call as many pundits would make it out to be. … Continue reading

Jay DeMerit: Difference Maker

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Jay DeMerit’s story is well know to most US Soccer supporters. From the Chicago and the PDL to a pub league in England to the Premier League, DeMerit’s grit and determination have transformed a player nobody wanted in MLS or … Continue reading

USA 0-3 Brazil: Bradley Makes (Negative) History

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bora Milutinovic couldn’t do it. Steve Sampson couldn’t do it. Bruce Arena couldn’t do it. But Bob Bradley has accomplished it: consecutive games against Brazil where the US allowed three or more goals. Prior to the September 2007 friendly in … Continue reading

Let’s Pretend : How the USMNT Could Look

Posted on by Chris Riordan

Dual citizenship, discussions about players being raised in one country, then playing for another have been running rampant the last several days. Some like the new FIFA rule change, some don’t. For some the thought of Guiseppe Rossi playing for … 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

USA 1-3 Italy: Some Positives but Same Old Story

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Photo from Getty Images/FIFA.com Some quick points: I believe Rico Clark’s sending off was justified. I’ve heard and seen since the red card arguments against it, but if you tackle from  the side with your cleats out and get no … 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 Post Match Podcasts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Approximately three hours after the conclusion of every US game at the FIFA Confedrations Cup, Major League Soccer Talk will release a postmatch podcast breaking down tactics, player selection and the result of the match. We will feature the analysis … Continue reading