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Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

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.

If I were Bruce: The US lineup for the opener

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KellerOnyewu Pope Cherundolo LewisMastroeniDempsey Reyna BeasleyDonovanMcBride First subs of the bench:ConveyJohnson O’BrienI would employ a 4-5-1 or more truly a 4-4-1-1 formation that utilizes Landon Donovan’s playmaking by using him as a withdrawn striker/attacking midfielder. I have doubts about John … Continue reading

Trinadad’s Beenhakker is one of a kind

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Photo from Yahoo.comThe offficial FIFA World Cup site has this excellent article on Leo Beenhakker, whose Trinidad and Tobago side surprised just about every observer with an excellent performance in a draw with Sweden yesterday. The Dutch born Beenhakker who … Continue reading

Portugal – Angola Open Thread

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On of the first ‘blood matches’ of the World Cup. Will former colony Angola beat their former occupiers Portugal? Put your remarks on the match here.

Iran – Mexico Open Thread

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Another match where an underdog can have a good result. Who will American fans support…their soccer rival, Mexico, or one of their arch enemies Iran. I say Mexico. Game is at 11:55 PM EST. Put your remarks on the game … Continue reading

Holland – Serbia Open Thread

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This will be the first match between two European teams. Game at 9:00 AM EST. Put your remarks on the game here.

Got to Feel good about the US chances. CONCACAF and the MLS look good

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A great moral victory for CONCACAF, the MLS and Trinidad & Tobago After watching a marvelous display of defensive football by Trinidad’s “Soca Warriors,” I feel really good about the chances for both the USA and Mexico to have a … Continue reading

Gregg’s World Cup Predictions

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Group A1) Germany2) Ecuador3) Costa Rica4) Poland Group B1) England2) Sweden3) Paraguay4) T & T Group C1) Argentina2) Netherlands3) Ivory Coast4) Serbia Group D 1) Portugal2) Mexico3) Iran4) Angola Group E1) Italy2) U.S.A.3) Ghana4) Czech Republic Group F1) Brazil2) Croatia3) … Continue reading

Picks

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Yes, I had the advantage of seeing the games yesterday before I made these picks. June 24th Germany beats Paraguay Mexico beats Holland June 25th England beats Ecuador Portugal beats Argentina June 26th U.S.A. beats Australia France beats Ukraine June … Continue reading

Argentina-Ivory Coast open thread

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This could be one of the great games of the first round. Game time is 2:55 EST, or close 9 pm German time. Post your thoughts, before, during and after the game here.

England-Paraguay Open Thread

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Post your comments before, during and after the game on this thread. Game Time is 9 am EST, which is 3 pm German time. Wayne Rooney will not play for England, but Roque Santa Cruz may play for Paraguay.

Thoughts on Germany-Costa Rica

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Jurgen Klinsmann has taken lots of criticism for his attacking style and his decision to continue to live in California while managing the national team. . While the critics may continue to persist, Klinsmann’s Germany side scored 4 goals today … Continue reading

PICKS

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Blogger.com was down yesterday so I apologize for not getting this on the site until this morning June 24th Germany beats Paraguay Mexico beats Argentina June 25th England beats Poland Portugal beats Ivory Coast June 26th Italy beats Australia France … Continue reading

Rooney Cleared to play; Returns to Germany

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(Photo from Yahoo.com) A whole nation rejoiced when this picture was broadcast earlier today. Wayne Rooney has been declared fit and will play in Germany, though his status for Saturday’s opener versus Paraguay is still up in the air. With … Continue reading

GROUP H

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I must apologize since I have been busy the past few days I was not able to fully research Group H completely enough to be comfortable to do a full preview. However I do like the Ukraine and Spain to … Continue reading

Weekend lineup with announcing teams for ABC and ESPN2

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ALL GAMES AVAILIBLE IN HD FRIDAY JUNE 9TH 11:55 am Germany vs Costa Rica ESPN 2Dave O’Brien and Marcelo Balboa 2:55 pm Poland vs Ecuador ESPN2Adrian Healey and Tommy Smith SATURDAY JUNE 10TH 9 am England vs Pargauay ABCDave O’Brien … Continue reading

LA Galaxy Fire Former U.S. National Team Coach

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In an ironic move, former U.S. National Team defender and current LA Galaxy GM, Alexi Lalas fired his former U.S. Men’s National Team Coach, Steve Sampson. I guess winning the MLS Cup last year wasn’t enough for Sampson. Yes, the … Continue reading

Today’s World Cup features from around the web

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Yahoo Sports has a good feature on Eddie Johnson. How do you beat Brazil? SI’s Gabrielle Marcotti has some answers.

GROUP H PREVIEW

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France has experienced opposite extremes in the past two World Cup finals. In 1998 the French did double, both hosting the event and winning it. Two years later this the greatest generation of French Soccer won the European Championships. France … Continue reading