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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.

MLS Power Poll

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

1. New England (11)2. Kansas City 3. Red Bull NY (1)4. FC Dallas5. Houston6. Colorado7. Chicago8. DC United9. LA Galaxy10. Chivas USA11. Columbus12. Toronto FC13. Real Salt Lake

Bradley to be Named Permanent Head Coach

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This is my first blog posting here. I want to thank Kartik for giving me the opportunity to contribute to this excellent website. I have learned through a source at US Soccer that Bob Bradley will be given the permanent … Continue reading

Galaxy Lands Another Big Name

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Abel Xavier who was a regular for the Portugal National Team before being banned by FIFA for drug abuse was signed today by a desperate LA Galaxy squad. Xavier was released last week by Middlesborough after rejecting a new contract … Continue reading

Miami FC to play matches at the Orange Bowl

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Jeff Rusnak’s column yesterday included a mention that Miami FC of the USL First Division (2nd division in the USA) will be playing its next two home matches at the Orange Bowl. Since Romario left the club attendance at Tropical … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of MLS 2007 (Thru One Month)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

One month of the MLS Season is in the books and as is typical of the league very few standout teams or players have shown themselves at this early stage. However some players, coaches and clubs deserve mention for both … Continue reading

Randon MLS Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It’s a shame that Alexi Lalas didn’t spend much time this offseason working on solidifying the Galaxy’s porous defense. Less than a minute after Tyrone Marshall tied the match yesterday, Taylor Twellman responded with a goal that gave the Galaxy … Continue reading

Top MLS Salaries

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Thanks the players union for releasing these figures. My thoughts are in comments. 1.David Beckham, LA$6,500,0002.Cuauhtemoc Blanco, CHI$2,666,7783.Juan Pablo Angel, NY$1,593,7504.Claudio Reyna, NY$1,250,0085.Landon Donovan, LA$900,0006.Eddie Johnson, KC$875,0007.Freddy Adu, RSL$550,0008.Carlos Ruiz, DAL$435,0009.Clint Mathis, NY$410,00010.Taylor Twellman, NE$350,00811.Carl Robinson, TOR$315,00012.Pablo Mastroeni, COL$298,00013.Luciano Emilio, … Continue reading

Clint Dempsey picks the best time for his first EPL Goal!

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Dempsey’s first EPL goal after a dissapointing beginning to his EPL career could not have come at a better time. Fulham stays up thanks to this game winning goal.

Clint Dempsey Saves “Team America”

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Lawrie Sanchez’s Fulham side will stay in the EPL thanks to Clint Dempsey’s first EPL goal.

Clint Dempsey’s 1st EPL Goal Saves Fulham

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Lawie Sanchez’s Fulham side stay up for another season, thanks to Clint Dempsey’s unlikely first EPL goal.

MLS Power Poll

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

1. Kansas City (8)2. Red Bull NY (7)3. New England4. Chicago5. Houston (1)6. Dallas7. LA Galaxy8. Colorado9. Chivas USA10. DC United (Thanks, Sams Army…..you’re last place for DC moved them down from 7th to 10th…..please don’t abuse your voting privilege … Continue reading

Has Anything Changed with MLS?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

One month of MLS’ most important season is in the books and some very disturbing trends are already developing. Goal scoring, attendance and TV ratings are all down from last year at this time. The obvious retort to that statement … Continue reading

Randon Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It was outstanding to see Clint Dempsey score the winning goal for Fulham yesterday. In fact it is probably the goal that will save Fulham from the drop. Maybe that will earn Dempsey a new contract, that until yesterday was … Continue reading

Soccer and the Nation’s Capital

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I travel to Washington several times a year on business. Since I work in political and governmental circles their is really no way to avoid coming to the nation’s capitol. This week I am in Washington again and for the … Continue reading

MLS Power Rankings Week 5

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

We lost several voters this week and gained a few new ones. Anyway that may account for the shake up in the rankings, or perhaps two teams are now clearly better than the rest of the league. 1. CHICAGO (5)2. … Continue reading

What Future Awaits Yanks in England?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

As the seasons in both the Premiership and Championship draw to a close the fate of several American Internationals lies in the balance. Some Americans including Leeds United’s Eddie Lewis and Watford’s Jay DeMerit have already been relegated. Others including … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on MLS Week Four Thus Far

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The atmosphere for last night’s Super Classico was once again outstanding. Not only was the Home Depot Center full, but unlike most American soccer matches which seem too family friendly for typical Latin or European football fans, the crowd was … Continue reading

The Real Deal?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

MLSNET.com has an outstanding story on the impact new signing Carlos Marinelli has made on Kansas City already this season. While Marinelli is not a “Beckham Rule” player he has arguably played at better clubs abroad than four of the … Continue reading