Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

David Beckham Needs to Embrace Hispanic Population in Miami For MLS Team to Be a Success

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David Beckham’s much anticipated Miami MLS team cannot hope to be all things to all people. In a fickle sports market whose propensity for failing soccer franchises and under-appreciated sporting events of every stripe, the only way to go might … Continue reading

Why Rodney Marsh’s Assertion That Yaya Toure Is Not Happy At Manchester City Has Validity

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I flew through London Heathrow Airport the other day wearing a retro Manchester City shirt. When asked about it in Terminal 5, I simply stated it was a Rodney Marsh kit (which it is not — it is a generic … Continue reading

Why Bob Bradley Should Be Considered For Fulham Job Despite Meulensteen Appointment

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Fulham have been down the road of fighting relegation before during their current 12 year run of Premier League football. However, it seems every time the Cottagers were threatened with relegation, something either miraculous happened, or the grit and commitment … Continue reading

CONCACAF Considers Letting New York Cosmos Play in Champions League, Say Sources: Monday Soccer Insider

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On Saturday night, the New York Cosmos won the NASL Soccer Bowl for a sixth time. According to my league and team sources, CONCACAF is trying to find a way to get the Cosmos, a second division team, into the continental CONCACAF … Continue reading

Why Promotion is the Only Option for QPR This Season

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Queens Park Rangers have one of the largest and deepest squads in Europe. Yet they are not in a European competition of any kind and have one goal: to secure a quick return to the Premier League. Otherwise, they could … Continue reading

Is Now The Time For Promotion and Relegation Between MLS, NASL and USL PRO?

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On Saturday in Atlanta, the second division North American Soccer League will crown a champion for the 2013 season. The Atlanta Silverbacks will play host to the New York Cosmos who, despite not playing a full season, are eligible for … Continue reading

MLS Edges Closer to Awarding Atlanta a Franchise, But Silverbacks Are Not Being Considered: Monday Soccer Insider

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On Saturday, Atlanta will be the locale for the NASL Soccer Bowl, the title game of North America’s second division. The Atlanta Silverbacks will play host to the New York Cosmos at Atlanta Silverbacks Park.  The Silverbacks have developed a … Continue reading

Why Wenger’s Arsenal Are The Unquestionable Premier League Title Favorites

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Following Arsenal’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea in the League Cup on Tuesday, we read analysis far and wide about how the Gunners title credentials had been unmasked by the result. These theories gained traction among many analysts during the course … Continue reading

Leeds United Promotion Push Coming Thanks to Brian McDermott

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Liberated from the maniacal clutches of Ken Bates, Leeds United AFC, one of the best supported football clubs in Europe, now can safely begin its climb back to where it belongs — near the top of the England’s top flight … Continue reading

What Does the New York Red Bulls Accomplishment Mean for American Soccer?

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The New York Red Bulls beat Chicago 5-2 on Sunday to win the MLS’ Supporters Shield, the first major trophy in the history of the club. At MLS HQ the relief must have been immeasurable. For much of MLS’ existence … Continue reading

David Beckham Announcement Regarding MLS Team In Miami Expected Soon: Monday Soccer Insider

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I am hearing rumblings of an MLS announcement about David Beckham and a Miami franchise. My sources indicate it will be announced either in December at MLS Cup or in January at the Superdraft/NSCAA Convention. Either way, Orlando City will … Continue reading

How Orlando City’s Move to MLS Will Impact the Other Soccer Teams in Florida

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For many years Florida was a barren wasteland for professional soccer. From 2002 to 2005, the state did not boast one professional franchise and a limited number of amateur PDL teams. Suddenly after only boasting a single professional team as … Continue reading

Better Late Than Never, FOX Sports Steps Up Its European Soccer Coverage

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This week’s European action was the best yet from a television standpoint in the United States since FOX took the rights for the Champions League away from ESPN in 2009. FOX’s studio shows were well done, with commentary talent in … Continue reading

MLS’s New York Obsession Almost Cost Orlando City

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All is well that ends well goes the saying. But it almost didn’t end well as Major League Soccer’s obsession with getting a second New York club almost cost the league the opportunity to elevate the most successful current lower … Continue reading

New York Red Bulls and New York Cosmos Both On The Verge Of Clinching Silverware

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New York area soccer fans haven’t had much to cheer about recently. But all that could change this weekend as both of the area’s active professional soccer teams could claim silverware. The New York Red Bulls, long a laughing stock … Continue reading

Orlando City Does Not Have The Number of Votes Required to Get Stadium Passed: Monday Soccer Insider

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It has been reported that Major League Soccer officials have descended on Central Florida this week to influence Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners vote for a soccer facility that will host the third division Orlando City in their proposed move to Major … Continue reading

How Manchester City Can Unlock West Ham United’s 4-6-0 Formation

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For me, Sam Allardyce’s reputation as a soccer “cave man” has been created in large measure by a media that has looked for lazy words to describe managers and needed a tag-line to explain Bolton’s mid 2000′s success. But Allardyce … Continue reading

FIFA’s World Rankings to Determine the 8 Seeds For World Cup 2014 Is Flawed

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Now that we know 20 of the 32 teams who will be playing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the level of anticipation for the World Cup draw on December 6 is growing. However, controversy has been building over the … Continue reading