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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.

American Spirit? Where is it?

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There was one aspect of yesterdays game versus the Czech Republic that I didn’t see, and that was passion. The players didn’t seem to have a passion to play today. As Americans, we are a very proud country. Remember Lake … Continue reading

As bad as it has ever gotten: The USA and the World Cup

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I consider myself an avid follower of the US Men’s National Team. No, I don’t follow the team around like Sams Army, but I have watched just about every meaningful game for our national team since we qualified for the … Continue reading

France’s Starting 11 for Tomorrow’s Match

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This will be the starting eleven for France’s match tomorrow against Switzerland. They will more than likely play a 4-2-3-1 formation, which will look like this: Fabien Barthez William Gallas, Lilian Thuram, Willy Sagnol, Eric Abidal Claude Makelele, Patrick Vieira … Continue reading

USA-Czech post game analysis

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I have decided to watch the game which I taped a second time before commenting on individual player performances and coaching. Today was a very frustrating, humiliating and disappointing day for all of us who have watched the positive growth … Continue reading

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would employ a 4-5-1 or more truly a 4-4-1-1 formation that utilizes Landon Donovan’s playmaking by using him as a withdrawn striker/attacking midfielder.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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Gold Cup US Honduras Soccer

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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Soccer - 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany - Quarter Final - Germany v Argentina - Olympiastadion

  Group A 1) Germany 2) Ecuador 3) Costa Rica 4) Poland Group B 1) England 2) Sweden 3) Paraguay 4) T & T Group C 1) Argentina 2) Netherlands 3) Ivory Coast 4) Serbia Group D 1) Portugal 2) … 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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Germany

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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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 Rooney’s return England … 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