Yan Skwara – Mr. Skwara was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and attended California State University of Los Angeles. After both a collegiate and professional career in soccer which included playing in Germany and the United States, Mr. Skwara pursued a second career in business. From 1989 to 1998, Mr. Skwara was a licensed Investment Banker working for several Investment firms including AG Edwards and Whale Securities in New York City on Wall Street. In 1998, Mr. Skwara's passion for the game of soccer moved his entrepreneur spirit as he made the decision to leave Corporate America and pursue establishing a private sports marketing company, focused on the soccer market. Over the years, Mr. Skwara has successfully founded several soccer related brands and consumer related health products which included his expertise in finance, marketing, public relations and corporate communications.
The United State's star striker Jozy Altidore is listed as "available" for the match Tuesday against Belgium. After injuring his hamstring against Ghana, Altidore has made an improbable recovery. Will the star striker start for Team USA? Will he come off the bench? Will Jurgen Klinsmann play him at all?
Bosnia-Herzgovina and Iran battle on Friday in a very important game for Iran. Iran has an albeit small chance to make it on to the knockout round for the first time int their history with a win over Bonsia-Herzegovina and if Argentina beats Nigeria.
Costa Rica meets England on Tuesday in a Group D match up in the 2014 World Cup which will certainly be an entertaining match. England is on its way home after its match with the Ticos after a miserable start to the World Cup losing both its previous group matches to Uruguay and Italy respectively.