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would employ a 4-5-1 or more truly a 4-4-1-1 formation that utilizes Landon Donovan’s playmaking by using him as a withdrawn striker/attacking midfielder.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

Portugal – Angola Open Thread

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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

Picks

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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.