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Young Americans Humbled

After dominating the first half hour of play John Hackworth’s US squad has been shocked in the U-17 World Cup by Tajikistan who has qualified for the first time for any FIFA event. The 4-3 Tajik win over a nation that has qualified for every single U-17 World Cup speaks volumes about the progress US Soccer isn’t making at the youth level despite the much talked about residency program at the Bradenton Academy in Florida. Much more on this later.


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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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