SUN, 8:30AM ET
PAL1
LIV1
SUN, 11AM ET
HUL
TOT
SUN, 1:30PM ET
RBNY
REVS
SUN, 2:45PM ET
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SUN, 5PM ET
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MON, 3PM ET
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Busy Day at MLS Talk

  • We’ll have more analysis of the US current World Cup Qualifying campaign and a look at the daunting stretch facing the US this summer later today.
  • The CONCACAF  Gold Cup Draw is today.
  • I will be on a conference call with FSC later today to officially unveil the Champions League coverage plans. The AP reports than FSC will show two matches a week during the group stage with FSN showing one match on a Tuesday, for every match day including knock out rounds. FX will air the final.  Setanta will continue to subcontract Champions League matches this go round from FSC as it has in the past from ESPN.
  • We’re recording a post CONCACAF qualifying podcast today for MLS Talk. The show will be released late today or tomorrow.
  • Working on a preview of next week’s CONCACAF Champions League semifinal second leg between the Puerto Rico Islanders and Cruz Azul.
  • We’ll have a look at Honduras success in Qualifying thus far, and look ahead for CONCACAF’s emerging power in the next few days.
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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 EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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8 Responses to Busy Day at MLS Talk

  1. PZ says:

    So, you’re taking it easy today huh? ;)

  2. I’ll get back to real work tomorrow or next week. :)

  3. Eric says:

    So … FSC live Tues and Wed, FSN live Tue, Setanta live Tue and Wed = 5 live games, one more than previous setup, correct?

  4. Yup, Eric. Correct. 5 games now instead of four which is a good deal for everyone is you get FSC. If you don’t have anything above basic cable and Setanta Broadband you’ll get one game week as opposed to two currently on ESPN2. FSN all toll, I believe is in as many homes as ESPN2. Remember some non FSN affiliates like Comcast Sports Net Philly, DC and Bay Area have a contract to air certain FSN programs, and assume that would include this package.

  5. eplnfl says:

    Sounds like great fun. Looking forward to it all. You forgot to mention watching the MLS on ESPN tonight with the Crew v. RSL. Really what a great time for soccer. No wonder soccer just wraps you up.

    BTW, bad news for Chicago Fire fans like myself with tickets for the opener this Sunday. Weather forecast is for WET SNOW.

    Think there is any chance that Altidore starts for his club soon?

  6. LI Matt says:

    How did Wilson Palacios look?

    He’s having an excellent club season, I’m wondering if it’s carrying over to these games.

  7. Lars says:

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sounders/2008975022_sounders03.html

    Doesn’t bode well for Seattle, going into BMO Field with your leading scorer either sidelined or feeling under the weather.

  8. eplnfl says:

    Heard the new pod with Trecker last night. Some of your best stuff ever on all topics but how did you guys miss talking about Altidore. Major oversight. It was nice to hear Jamie speak kindly on the MLS and I think he is right on target with the US soccer fan being a bit worn out by the time it comes to Saturday night MLS games. I noted the same thing yesterday that the US soccer fan has so much too chose from that it’s sometimes hard to tune into a MLS match.

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