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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.

Is The Beckham Rule a Farce?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For years Major League Soccer has protected its financial records with a ruthlessness that is both admirable and somewhat worrying. Outsiders can only speculate as to whether the league’s financial health is good or not, and to whether teams actually … Continue reading

Memo to ESPN: Keep Tommy Smyth on the MLS telecasts!

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

ESPN’s typical amateurish MLS telecast gained some new life tonight as Tommy Smyth joined Eric Wynalda and Rob Stone on the call of New England-Columbus. Smyth’s presence in the booth made an otherwise unwatchable midweek game between two teams who … Continue reading

Daniele Dichio Signs With Toronto

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Daniele Dichio who has floated around England the past several years signed with Toronto FC yesterday after securing his release from Preston North End. Dichio, a forward benefited from playing alongside Kevin Phillips with Sunderland between 1999 and 2001, scoring … Continue reading

Cisse “It’s a bit early to go to New York.”

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The signings of David Beckham and Juan Pablo Angel were supposed to change the image of MLS in Europe. To put it quite frankly, they have not. Robbie Fowler has discounted a move to MLS preferring a potential move to … Continue reading

Greg Lalas on MLS International Signings

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

As I have said before in the face of constant criticism, MLS had far superior international players in the early days of the league, than it has had in the past six or seven seasons. Greg Lalas of has … Continue reading

Beckham to Visit Vancouver

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

LA Galaxy has scheduled a friendly with USL side Vncouver Whitecaps for October. It’s nice to see that the Galaxy are willing to involve USL teams in the Beckham mania that will sweep the US Soccer world. Hopefully Beckham will … Continue reading

Do Red Bull Have a Clue About the Beckham Rule?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Soccer websites are abuzz today with the news that Juan Pablo Angel has signed as a Beckham rule player with MLS traditional stomping bag, the New York franchise. Throughout the history of the Metrostars/ Red Bull franchise they have failed … Continue reading

Report: Guillermo Barros Schelotto Signs with Crew

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer is reporting some potentially huge news for MLS. Guillermo Barros Schelotto whose popularity has reached cult status among Boca Juniors fans will sign with the Columbus Crew instead of joining one of several European clubs who had expressed interest. … Continue reading

MLS Power Poll Week 2

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

1- Houston (8)2- Chicago3- Kansas City (2)4- Colorado5- Chivas LA6- FC Dallas7- New England8- DC United9- Red Bull New York10- LA Galaxy11- Real Salt Lake12- Columbus13- Toronto FC

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Photos

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Stadium is not only an excellent soccer specific stadium with a beautiful pitch and outstanding sight-lines, but it has perhaps the best concessions I have seen at a non-Baseball stadium in the United States. Any type of food is … Continue reading

Arsenal USA

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Two months ago rumors were abound that the Colorado Rapids were about to change their name to Arsenal Colorado or Arsenal USA. Instead the Rapids simply changed their logo and color scheme to match that of Aston Villa or West … Continue reading

Keller Nears Relegation

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Kasey Keller’s Borussia Mönchengladbach fell deeper into the relegation zone with a loss yesterday to fellow Bundesliga strugglers Hamburg SV. If Keller’s team fails to avoid the drop it will be interesting to see if Major League Soccer will make … Continue reading

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park From the Outside

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Yesterday, I snuck this picture of the outside of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the new home of the Colorado Rapids. The Stadium sits on 380 undeveloped acres of land, with several practice fields and a soccer academy already set up. … Continue reading

Carlos Marinelli signed by Kansas City

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It’s always nice when Major League Soccer signs a foreign player whose name I recognize. Argentine Carlos Marinelli is a pure #10, whose four years at Middlesbrough were troubled, and Marinelli only started 43 games for the Boro despite being … Continue reading

Scenes From Toyota Park

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This summer Gregg and I visited Toyota Park, one of the best soccer specific stadiums in the nation. Toyota Park is the home of the Chicago Fire. We attended the match between the MLS All Stars and Chelsea at the … Continue reading

MLS Power Rankings Week 1

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Thanks to everyone who participated in this weeks power poll. Shoot me an email if you’d like to participate in the future. First place votes are in the parenthesis. 1- Houston Dynamo (8)2- DC United3- LA Galaxy (1)4- Chivas USA5- … Continue reading

Beasley and Bocanegra score in the same EPL Match!!!!

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This is perhaps the first time two opposing clubs in the EPL have had goals from American Internationals. Man City won 3 to 1, and Beasley’s goal is shown on this clip. I’m working on getting Bocanegra’s latest goal, his … Continue reading