Uruguay was the only true team with two strikers up front. Not so long ago it was uncommon to see teams line up with just one striker up front at World Cups. Now thanks to tactical changes in the game, which favor teams with pacy wingers and versatile forwards, it is often the norm to […]Read more "Five takeaways from the 2018 World Cup"
The World Cup thus far has been nothing short of thrilling. With set piece goals being scored left and right and favorites like Germany, France, Brazil, and Argentina all finding their fare share of trouble in the group stages (most notably Germany who was eliminated in the group stage), we could be in for a […]Read more "Previewing the 2018 World Cup Round of 16 match-ups in under 2,000 words."
Ethnic communities start it all (1902) Club soccer in Los Angeles started out as early as 1902 when the South California Football League was established. Like most of the soccer clubs back then they were established by immigrant communities from Europe. A few of the notable champions included Los Angeles Athletic Club, Guernsey SC, Los […]Read more "Dissecting LA’s rich soccer history"
I recently interviewed World Soccer Talk Senior writer and Sports Business correspondent Kartik Krishnaiyer about how he fell in love with soccer, his past role in the NASL, his day to day life with World Soccer Talk, and topics regarding the future of US Soccer. Kartik’s answers as always are interesting and insightful, so enjoy. […]Read more "An interview with Kartik Krishnaiyer about all things soccer."
Poland Poland are back in the World Cup for the first time since 2006 with the country’s best ever finish coming in 1974 and 1982 when they finished 4th in both tournaments. The Orły are a nation like the others in this group that are on the rise. Currently they are ranked 6th in the world, one […]Read more "2018 World Cup Preview: Group H"
Belgium Despite never finishing better than 4th in a World Cup, Belgium are one of the favorites to win this summer’s tournament with a golden generation that has lifted Belgian football out of mediocrity. The final twenty three man roster for the Red Devils is stacked with talent all over the field. Some notable names […]Read more "2018 World Cup Preview: Group G"
Germany The current World Cup champions and last year’s Confederation Cup champions are favored to win it all again. Their squad is as deep as it was four years ago. This was clear in the 2017 Confederations Cup where Germany’s C team handled Mexico and Portugal. Not much has changed for the Germany squad in […]Read more "2018 World Cup Preview: Group F"