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 World Soccer Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the books 'Blue With Envy' about Manchester City FC, and 'Soccerwarz' about the MLS, USL and NASL infighting.

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


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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


Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer 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 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


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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