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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.

Algeria 1-1 Russia: Match Highlights (VIDEO) – Algerians Advance

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Algeria advanced to the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time in the nation’s history with a 1-1 Group H draw against Russia. Fabio Capello’s Russian side was highly touted entering the tournament but ultimately underwhelmed. By … Continue reading

Manchester United Sign Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw

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Manchester United began the new Louis Van Gaal era in a big way today with the signing of Ander Herrera for a reported £29m from Athletic Bilbao. Herrera was pursued last summer by the Red Devils but ultimately that pursuit … Continue reading

Redemption For Jurgen Klinsmann: USA Head Coach’s Controversial Decisions Proven Correct

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Jurgen Klinsmann has been derided by critics on both sides of the Atlantic as being incapable of taking a tactical approach to the way he sets up and manages his teams. In 2011, Phillip Lahm who played for Klinsmann — … Continue reading

Australia 0-3 Spain: Match Highlights (VIDEO)

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The reigning World Champions Spain ended their meek title defense on a winning note with a 3-0 victory over Australia on Monday.

England 0-0 Costa Rica Match Highlights [VIDEO]: Central Americans Win Group D After Lifeless Draw

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Costa Rica clinched the top spot in Group A following a 0-0 draw with previously eliminated England. This match which was played simultaneously with the Italy-Uruguay match ultimately was overshadowed by the multiple controversies in that game including the biting … Continue reading

Gap In Talent Between Germany And USA Soccer Teams Is Not As Wide As Many Argue

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The United States faces possible elimination from the World Cup if they don’t get at least a draw against Germany on Thursday. The USA’s failure to close out Portugal in stoppage time has left the national team with everything to … Continue reading

Report: Former England Captain Rio Ferdinand Signs for QPR

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Former England Captain Rio Ferdinand has signed for Queens Park Rangers according to the Daily Mail. The move will reunited Ferdinand with Harry Redknapp who was his first club manager at West Ham. The 67 year-old Redknapp guided Rangers back … Continue reading

Strong Performances By USMNT Players Pique Interest Of Newcastle Manager

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who works for an owner in Mike Ashley notorious for penny-pinching, has stated his interest in bringing US players from Major League Soccer to his club according to the Newcastle Chronicle. Having stayed up late to … Continue reading

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