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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.

Nowak Out as DC United Coach

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer is reporting Peter Nowak the former Chicago Fire captain and Polish International has been let go as Head Coach of DC United, the signature franchise of MLS. Much more on this story to come for sure.

Adu Deal Makes No Sense: But Does MLS Ever Make Any Sense

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This article can also be found at the EPL Talk Community @ http://epltalk.communityserver.comAfter a few days of pondering why exactly Freddy Adu, the great American hope was dealt from the marquee US domestic club DC United to expansion Real Salt … Continue reading

R.I.P. Lamar Hunt

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

One of American Soccer’s great pioneers passed away yesterday at 74. Hunt was best known for his work in American Football as owner of the Kansas City Chiefs and one of the founders of the Super Bowl. But Hunt was … Continue reading

Nothing Like it in the World

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The American sports landscape is crowded and I find myself often split in my attention between College Football, College Basketball, Golf, NFL Tennis, the NBA, etc. I watch or try to keep track of everything except for Ice Hockey which … Continue reading

A Missed Opportunity

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

US Soccer had the opportunity of a lifetime that may have been able to win worldwide credibility to a program considered a lightweight in International circles. But as has been the case for several years now US Soccer proved to … Continue reading

Eddie Johnson Headed to Reading?????

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

American International attacker Eddie Johnson who has been blunted by MLS in previous attempts to move abroad has made an “educational visit” to Reading F.C. Manager Steve Coppell’s side already has two Americans and he is said to be very … Continue reading

Johann Smith Interview on EPL Talk

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Gaffer. host of the EPL Talk podcast and website has an interesting interview with Johann Smith, the American under 20 star playing for Bolton of the English Premier League. Smith played last week for the U-20s in south Florida … Continue reading

Listen to me on Today’s Soccer Shout Podcast

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

THE SOCCER SHOUT PODCAST I break down Man City’s performance in the 3-1 win over Fulham. I will be contributing regular features on the Blues of Man City for the program. Tony and Phil as always provide some great commentary. … Continue reading

MLS Cup Wrap Up

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I watched the MLS Cup victory for Houston on Tivo this evening and a few things were apparent to me. (Let me preface my comments by saying I did not watch one minute of NFL Football today and have no … Continue reading

MLS Will Allow One High Priced Foreign Player Per Team

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This initiative for a league that has not grown in popularity and support despite an upsurge for soccer in this nation is long overdue. Here is the release from

Freddy Adu to Train with Man United

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Freddy Adu is getting the chance of a lifetime beginning next week when he will train for two weeks with Manchester United. Adu is not eligible to move to the EPL or another European league on a permanent basis until … Continue reading

Gulati: US will accept Copa America Invite

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

“We are delighted to be able to accept the offer to play in Copa America,” US Soccer president Sunil Gulati told a conference call. “The tournament offers the dual advantage of quality opponents and a challenging environment that will provide … Continue reading

MLS Semifinals Set

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In the East it will be DC United versus New England. In the West it will be Colorado versus Houston. More thoughts on the playoffs coming later in the day.

Worst Kept Secret

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

According to reports by the Associated Press and Bild Magazine (in Germany), Juergen Klinsman has recently discussed the head coaching position of the U.S. National Team with the president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, Sunil Gulati. “We’ve had a couple … Continue reading

Check out the Soccer Shout EPL weekly guide!

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Our favorite podcasters (if that is a proper term) on this site, Phil and Tony have a special gift for loyal listeners and other fans of the EPL. Go to the Soccer Shout site, and subscribe to the weekly Premiership … Continue reading

EPL Yanks

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Aston Villa1 1 – 1 Fulham Fulham salvaged a point against a very good Villa side. Brian McBride came off the bench with 18 minutes remaining to try and find a winner for the Cottagers. Carlos Bocanegra played the full … Continue reading

MLS Playoff Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Here’s a look at the match-ups for the 2006 MLS Playoffs which start this Saturday, October 21. Note: The conference semifinals consist of a two-game total goals series. The higher seed will host the second game. If after the two … Continue reading

ISSUE OF THE WEEK: Why does MLS insist on a Misplaced Calendar?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

While the rest of the world’s FIFA sanctioned first divisions more or less stay on a consistent international calendar, MLS runs its season from March through November. Not only does this restrict MLS’ ability to play in the international transfer … Continue reading