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Stand Up Speak Out Against Racism

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Today ABC’s Brent Musberger had an excellent feature on the World Cup telecast about Stand up and Speak Out an effort started by Arsenal and France Striker Theirry Henry and Nike to counter the racism that is prevalent in many … Continue reading

A Milestone I never thought I’d see

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Today France’s Vikash Dharasoo became the first player of Indian descent to ever play in a World Cup match. He entered the match in 84th minute and almost scored the game winner in the 89th minute. France and Switzerland drew … Continue reading

American Spirit? Where is it?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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would employ a 4-5-1 or more truly a 4-4-1-1 formation that utilizes Landon Donovan’s playmaking by using him as a withdrawn striker/attacking midfielder.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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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

Upcoming Group Capsule Previews on the site

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2006 World Cup - Teamgeist

Monday 5/29: Group A Wednesday 5/31: Group B Friday 6/2: Group C Saturday 6/3: Group D Sunday 6/4: Group E Monday 6/5: Group F Tuesday 6/6: Group G Wednesday 6/7 : Group H

Thoughts on the US Performances Versus Morocco and Venezuela

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The performance of the US National Team on Tuesday night in Nashville against Morocco was nothing short of embarrassing. Morocco is without a doubt the best side the US will face in the run up to Germany 2006, but Morocco … Continue reading