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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.

Giuseppe Rossi Parma 1-0 Fiorentina

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Maybe, just maybe someone can convince Rossi to play for the USA. What a goal!

MLS officiating is not up to International Standards

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While Major League Soccer has made great strides in its level of play it cannot be considered a truly top flight international league until the quality of referees improves. Since 1996 the league has had a program in place to … Continue reading

US to play Sweden

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The US Men’s National Team will play Sweden in Gothenberg on August 22nd. It will be first true road game for the United States since the end of World Cup 2006 qualifying.

MLS Power Rankings Changes

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Due to numerous requests the deadline for all future power poll rankings will be extended until Tuesday at Midnight PST. (Wednesday morning on the east coast.) I had initially anticipated only a handful of people voting but because of the … Continue reading

Brian McBride ’s Goal vs Man United

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Fulham is facing relegation currently, but enjoy Brian McBride’s goal that briefly gave Fulham a lead over Man United last month. United eventually got a draw in the match and continue to lead Chelsea by 3 points in the premiership … Continue reading

Joey Barton vs Stuart Pearce

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Thi post about Manchester City isn’t US Soccer related so it is over at my EPL Talk Blog: Check it out.

MLS Power Poll Week 3

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Last week Houston got all ten first place votes. This week we had nine voters, and five different first place teams on ballots. An interesting shake up in the poll finds Red Bull New York closing in on the top. … Continue reading

MLS 2007 – Week 3 Goals

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Twellman, Razov, Nunez, Altidore, Odouro and all the rest.

Is The Beckham Rule a Farce?

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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

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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.”

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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