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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.

Jurgen Klinsmann Gets Tactics Correct But USA Undone By Sloppy Mistakes In Portugal Game

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In the pulsating World Cup game between USA and Portugal, the United States changed its midfield shape reverting to the 4-2-3-1 formation that was used in qualifying. Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann had set up with a midfield diamond in each … Continue reading

Memories Of USA Beating Portugal In World Cup 2002

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The last time the United States met Portugal in a World Cup was during the first round of the 2002 World Cup. The buildup in the American media could not be more different than this week’s hype. In 2002, the … Continue reading

Portugal Defender Bruno Alves a Doubt For Game Against USA

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Portugal’s injury woes continue to intensify as a make or break match with the United States approaches tomorrow. Bruno Alves, a defender suffered a muscle injury in training Saturday and has joined a length list of injured Portuguese players and … Continue reading

Watch Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Despite playing some good football over the course of two matches, Bosnia-Herzegovina will not advance to knockout stages of this World Cup. The European nation playing in its first World Cup after independence from Yugoslavia in the 1990s were denied … Continue reading

Why the United States Should Underestimate Portugal At Its Peril

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Much has been made in recent days of the struggles Portugal faces going into Sunday’s must-win match against the United States. Following a crushing 4-0 defeat to Germany, Portugal is being written off by many experts and American soccer fans. Even … Continue reading

Why Klinsmann Should Consider Mix Diskerud or Graham Zusi to Help US Defeat Portugal

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The United States defeated Ghana 2-1 on Monday night in Natal but the American midfield performance was anything but convincing. The midfield diamond that showed so much promise in three friendlies before the World Cup was largely dysfunctional. The formation … Continue reading

Cameroon 0-4 Croatia: Official Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Croatia ripped Cameroon to pieces on Wednesday evening by a 4-0 scoreline. Mario Mandzukic who was suspended for the opening match of the competition which Croatia lost 3-1 to the host nation Brazil, struck twice, while Ivica Olic and Ivan … Continue reading

Russia 1-1 Korea Republic: Kerzhakov Saves Fabio Capello’s Side; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Russia and South Korea split the points in each sides Group H opener with a 1-1 draw. An uneventful first half was followed by a frenzied second stanza which witnessed both teams scoring and manufacturing several other chances. South Korea … Continue reading

With Jozy Altidore Injured, USA Has 3 Tactical Options to Consider For Game Against Portugal

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The United States 2-1 victory over Ghana on Monday came at a heavy cost in the form of an injury to striker Jozy Altidore, who looks likely to be out of action for several weeks. The Sunderland forward is a … Continue reading

USA Head Coach Jürgen Klinsmann Silences Critics With Winning Team Selection

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Since dropping Landon Donovan last month, a fury of angry US fans, bloggers and — in some cases — mainstream media personalities have turned into vociferous critics of US Head Coach Jürgen Klinsmann. The United States’ 2-1 victory over Ghana … Continue reading

Ronald Koeman to Be Named Southampton Manager

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Premier League club Southampton are prepared to name Ronald Koeman as Manager according to multiple reports in the British press. He would replace Mauricio Pochettino who left the club last month to take the same position at Tottenham Hotspur. Koeman, … Continue reading

5 USMNT World Cup Soccer Stars With Ties to South Florida

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When the United States Men’s National Team takes the field against Ghana on Monday, soccer fans in South Florida will be cheering on their local heroes. The area has a rich soccer heritage and history. The region, which is a … Continue reading

FIFA Investigating Drone Incident at France Training Ground

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FIFA is investigating a possible unmanned flying machine that was allegedly spying on French training earlier this week. The drone was spotted flying above the French training base in Ribeirao Preto. Drones are becoming commonplace in military and intelligence work … Continue reading

Swedish Referee Jonas Eriksson to Referee Ghana-United States

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Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson has been assigned by FIFA as the center referee for the United States against Ghana in Natal on Monday. The official was the center of controversy earlier this year when he refereed the first leg of … Continue reading

England 1-2 Italy: Hodgson’s Tactics Work But Three Lions Lacking in Quality

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England manager Roy Hodgson set up tonight with an aggressive formation playing young Raheem Sterling, a natural winger, in the hole right behind Danny Sturridge and pushing Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck out onto the flanks. The two Manchester United … Continue reading

Uruguay 1-3 Costa Rica: Masterclass By the Ticos: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Costa Rica stunned an Uruguay side who were without superstar striker Luis Suarez by a 3-1 scoreline on Saturday afternoon in Fortaleza. The highly-fancied Uruguayans were caught surprised early in the match by an attacking oriented Ticos side that was … Continue reading

American World Cup Defender John Brooks Being Chased By Multiple Premier League Clubs

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American World Cup Defender John Anthony Brooks who was a somewhat controversial inclusion in Jurgen Klinsmann’s United States selection is being chased by multiple Premier League clubs according to Sky Sports. The 21-year-old Hertha Berlin man played for both the Germany … Continue reading

ESPN’s World Cup Opening Game Scores 55% Increase In Viewers Compared to 2010

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ESPN’s telecast of the opening match of the 2014 World Cup between Brazil and Croatia netted a 2.8 rating and 4.4 million viewers. The number of viewers was 55% higher than the opening match of the 2010 World Cup between South … Continue reading