Archives: U-23 Team

USA 1 : Japan 0

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Adu showed some immaturity and selfishness today/from FIFA.com Well the US gets three valuable points today. A few observations: For the third major tournament in a row (2006 World Cup, 2007 U-20 World Cup, 2008 Olympics) the US has come … Continue reading

Project the US Lineup for Japan

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We are less than 24 hours away from Team USA’s Olympic opener versus Japan tomorrow. What lineup would you like to see? I know I’m dreaming but I’d like to see a 4-5-1 where Jozy Altidore becomes a reserve and … Continue reading

Japan’s Olympic Team

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The first opponent for the United States in group play will be the Japanese. The US defeated Japan in the 2000 Quarterfinals of this same event, a match which the Japanese still feel hard done by. Peter Vagenas converted a … Continue reading

US 0-1 Cameroon: Post Match Thoughts

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Across the internet I see the panic button being pushed after this match. Sure both the performance and result were not encouraging, but the back line thought to be the weakness of this side when the squad was named over … Continue reading

US-Ivory Coast Post Match Thoughts

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Let me first apologize for the delinquency of this post. I slept through this morning’s match and then caught the match later on the internet. The match today showed some weakness for the US at the back early in the … Continue reading

McCarty Replaces Sturgis: US Olympic Team Thoughts (Updated Friday)

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Dax McCarty from USSoccer.com Peter Nowak swapped one Floridian for another as Dax McCarty replaces the injured Nathan Sturgis on the US squad. This leaves Nowak with only four natural defenders on the squad which leaves for Hong Kong and … Continue reading

Thoughts About the Olympic Selection

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Peter Nowak’s selections for the 2008 US Men’s Olympic Team where fairly straight forward. However I was somewhat surprised by a few decisions. However none of these decisions can be filed away as shockers. With only 15 available U-23 spots … Continue reading

Olympic Team Thoughts

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Charlie Davies Hat Trick vs Gais Can Davies produce this again?/You Tube Video US U-23 Manager Peter Nowak will choose the squad for this Summer’s Olympic games on Thursday. Here are the possible U-23 players to be selected: Players I … Continue reading

U-23s: Work Left to Be Done

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Peter Nowak is getting what he bargained for at the Toulon Invitational: A good look at his side and who has the grit and mettle to make an impact in this summer’s Beijing Olympics. Having selected what amounts to an … Continue reading

Nowak Deepens Pool for Olympics

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US Under 23 Manager Peter Nowak named his 22 man squad for the Toulon Tournament beginning next week. Interestingly, Nowak is using the event to look at player largely on the fringe of the Olympic squad. Of the nineteen field … Continue reading