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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.

A Long Difficult Summer Ahead for Nats

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The draws for both Copa America and the CONCACAF Gold Cup have both been made and neither is particularly favorable to the United States. The same can be said for US U-20 team in the U-20 World Cup, where the … Continue reading

DC United Tops FIU in “Bobby Boswell Classic”

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

DC United topped Florida International University 5-3 yesterday here in Fort Lauderdale in what was dubbed the “Bobby Boswell Classic” in honor of the DC United and US National Team defender who of course played his college soccer at F.I.U. … Continue reading

Excellent Jay DeMerit Interview on EPL Talk

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Check out the interview with this budding American star: http://epltalk.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=189054

Dave Checketts to Buy GOL TV

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Dave Checketts the former President of the Utah Jazz and New York Knicks and the current owner of Real Salt Lake has bought the all soccer network GOL TV for $200 million. The deal has not been finalized yet and … Continue reading

Will Manchester City survive this EPL Campaign?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

A full breakdown on my EPL Talk blog: http://epltalk.communityserver.com/blogs/kkfla737/default.aspx

MLS Teams Advance in the Champions Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Scottish International Paul Dalglish (yes he is Kenny Dalglish’s son!) scored a critical goal and helped set up another as Houston defeated Puntarenas FC 2-0 in the home leg of the CONCACAF Champions Cup Quarterfinal held in College Station. This … Continue reading

American Goalkeepers Lead the Way

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

As more and more American field players have gravitated to the EPL and Championship the focus on American Goalkeepers has faded. Yet today, as has been the case for the past ten plus years the best American players in Europe … Continue reading

Robbie Fowler MLS Bound?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Today’s somewhat shocking signing of Andriy Voronin by Liverpool effective when the Summer transfer window opens in July would seem to suggest that the persistent rumors that ex- Liverpool star Steve Nichol (who now manages the New England Revolution) is … Continue reading

DC United Does MLS Proud

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Christian Gomez scored two goals as DC United cruised in the away leg of the CONCACAF Champions Cup Quarterfinals. DC United is the signature franchise of Major League Soccer despite the best efforts of the league office and Phil Anshcutz … Continue reading

Convey Out For Season

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bobby Convey will miss out on Reading’s late season UEFA Cup push due to yet another knee surgery. Marcus Hannehman continues in goal for Reading however as the EPL newbies continues their improbable push for Europe.

Webster: Howard Earned His Keep

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Fox Soccer’s Nick Webster has this outstanding article on Tim Howard and his new contract, believed to be the richest ever for an American Footballer.

The US Could Learn from Steve McClaren

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Let me preface this blog post by saying I am in no way a fan of Steve McClaren and feel he is completely out of his league coaching England. But he does have one thing right: Friendlies need to be … Continue reading

US Drawn with Paraguay and Columbia

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Paraguay and Columbia join the US and Argentina in Copa America Group C. More on Copa America and the US prospects this weekend.

Howard Moves Permanently to Everton

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Manchester United has agreed to sell Tim Howard to Everton for an undisclosed fee. With Ben Foster making his England debut last week in the loss to Spain, Manchester United has found their keeper of the future to replace Edwin … Continue reading

US Drawn With Argentina at Copa America

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The rest of the draw will be made later today. This is certainly a challenge for the US Men but if we do send a true “A” side (which has not been indicated by the USSF) this could prove to … Continue reading

Twellman Staying in MLS Long Term

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Taylor Twellman, the 2005 MLS MVP who has been largely disappointing as a National Team player has agreed to a long term contract to stay with the New England Revolution of MLS. Rumors had linked Twellman with several European clubs.

“The result was unjust,” Hugo Sanchez said. “This is a unique game in that you can deserve to win and still lose.We deserved to win and they did not.”

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Hugo Sanchez is a living contradiction. In same time he aspired to be a great tactical manager he constantly criticized every recent Mexico manager until he landed himself the job. On one hand he marvels at the play of the … Continue reading

Arsenal Colorado

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It appears the rumors which I had personally dismissed as far fetched maybe in fact true: That the Colorado Rapids would be signing a partnership with Arsenal and changing their name and colors. Considering Arsenal’s American Supporters club is even … Continue reading