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Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

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.

US-Mexico Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Pre Game Thoughts: Nice to see ESPN with the big game set up and production for this one after the minor league shame of the Denmark TV broadcast. When is this game actually going to begin?????????????? ESPN has no shame…….this … Continue reading

Conor Casey MLS Bound

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

American Forward Conor Casey, passed over for US World Cup team thanks largely to injury has decided to leave Mainz 05 and play in MLS. Casey who for some reason was consistently in Bruce Arena’s doghouse despite being one of … Continue reading

Not Really a Friendly

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bob Bradley sure wants to lose that interim label badly. Otherwise I see no reason for him to have selected what is essentially an “A” side with a few younger players for the friendly versus Mexico on Wednesday night in … Continue reading

Gooch: The Great American Hope

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Oguchi Onyewu like many young American players of this generation has never played in Major League Soccer. Unlike many young American players, “Gooch” has drawn the interest of the biggest, most visible clubs in Europe. Onyewu who has only a … Continue reading

Onyewu Headed to Newcastle

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

BBC Sport is reporting “Gooch” will join Newcastle on loan for the remainer of the season. the magpies have been injury plagued and this will give Onyewu a chance to become acclimated with the EPL rather quickly, before getting a … Continue reading

Chelsea Chasing Onyewu

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Sky Sports reports that Chelsea have become the latest club to fancy Oguchi Onyewu. Should Gooch end up at Chelsea or even Lyon who are also said to be chasing him he will be the first American field player on … Continue reading

USA- Denmark Live Blog

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bruce Arena and Eric Wynalda in the same booth? This should be a real doosie…… I didn’t understand ESPN 2′s profile on Jimmy Conrad. It was totally incomplete. Okay it was a teaser but didn’t appear that way. Rob Stone … Continue reading

More Thoughts on Bradley’s Debut

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Jeff Carlisle has an excellent column at Soccernet.com: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story?id=400435&root=us&cc=5901 Ives Galarcep on the importance of the match: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story?id=400533&root=us&cc=5901

US-Denmark Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Home Depot Center will on Saturday host the US National Team’s first outing since the World Cup last summer and the first match under the direction of new head man Bob Bradley. Since this game is not being held … Continue reading

MLS Club chasing Edgar Davids

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

AP Photo Edgar Davids, the Dutch Footballer who is among the most recognizable in the world thanks to his long hair and sunglasses is being chased by FC Dallas according to a source. Davids plays for Totenham, but Spurs recently … Continue reading

Beckham Move a Major Step Forward for MLS and US Soccer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Not since the days of the NASL has a signing of a foreign player provided so much promise for the growth of soccer in America. Given the state of Soccer in America today, as compared to the days of the … Continue reading

Beckham Joining MLS This Summer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

David Beckham will leave Real Madrid at the end of his contract this summer and join the Galaxy according to ABC News and ESPN Soccernet. More to follow…….

Reyna Headed to MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I have learned through a source in England that Claudio Reyna has asked out of the remaining six months of his Man City contract. He will be coming to MLS, though I am not sure which club. More details to … Continue reading

What Moves Will MLS Make?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Two months after MLS passed the so-called “Beckham rule” to allow each club to buy one high priced international star, the league has yet to make a single big acquisition. With the transfer window now wide open, one would have … Continue reading

Dempsey Headed to Fulham

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Assuming Clint Dempsey’s work permit gets approved he will be the third American at the London club, joining Carlos Bocanegra and Brian McBride. Bocanegra scored the game tying goal at Stamford Bridge versus Chelsea on Saturday and Fulham are in … Continue reading

Best and Worst of 2006

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Top American Player Bobby Convey While Clint Dempsey won the US Soccer male player of the year award thanks in large part to his goal in the World Cup, Convey would have been a more deserving recipient. Convey who has … Continue reading