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Expectations Unfulfilled

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The 2006 United States World Cup squad not only had higher expectations than any previous American team but also more interest in the team back home in the United States. Today’s devastating (and controversial) loss to Ghana was just the final chapter in a failed world cup for Team USA, just four years after a less heralded American side was unlucky to not play in the Seminfinals. The regression in positive World Cup results for United States soccer since 2002 has many foundations and many questions loom for the future of US Soccer. I will have a full analysis of what went wrong and how we rebuild in the upcoming hours. Keep checking the blog for updates and a full analysis.


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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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