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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.

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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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

Thoughts on TV coverage of MLS Week One

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Eric Wynalda’s suspension by ESPN for ABC’s Saturday telecast was nothing short of criminal. What ESPN lacks throughout its sports programming is strong witty opinions. Just consider the way ESPN’s signature voices analyze their respective sports: Dick Vitale will never … Continue reading

Carlos Bocanegra’s Goal From Friday

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Fulham lost, but as usual the American duo of Bocanegra and McBride were the best two players on the pitch for the side.

Will MLS First Kick on ABC feature Eric Wynalda?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Rumors are abound that Eric Wynalda has been suspended for ABC’s telecast of MLS First Kick later today. If Wynalda has in fact been suspended it is a bad sign as to ESPN’s commitment to objective and critical analysis by … Continue reading

Vote in our weekly MLS Power Rankings Poll

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

If you’d like to vote in our weekly MLS power poll, please email me kkfla737@yahoo.com. Please have a filled out ballot with teams ranked 1 thru 13 to me by Monday at Noon each week. Thank You!

Wynalda vs Donovan Cold War Continues

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

By now I am sure everyone has heard about Eric Wynalda’s comments towards noted Soccer hater and general sports trash monger Jim Rome. What had escaped me during the ordeal was Wynalda’s comments towards Landon Donovan that follows up nicely … Continue reading

Jaime Moreno Goal vs. Chivas

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Watch Jaime Moreno’s fantastic goal from Tuesday Night’s Champions Cup action.

MLS 2007 TV Details

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For the first time in MLS history, the league has gotten a substantial fee for its television rights. (Rather than buying time on networks.) Here is a breakdown of each networks programming. ESPN/ABC ABC will show the opening game from … Continue reading

MLS Western Conference Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Super scorer Carlos Ruiz once again leads FC Dallas With Contributions from Michael Haley1. FC Dallas When Colin Clarke was fired and his opponent ex Arsenal man Steve Morrow was promoted, many believed little would change in philosophy at Pizza … Continue reading

MLS Eastern Conference Preview

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The venerable Jaime Moreno returns for yet another title run with DC United. 1. DC United The signature franchise of Major League Soccer got even stronger this off season with the dumping of malcontent Freddy Adu and two key international … Continue reading

Blanco to Sign With Chicago

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Cuauhtemoc Blanco one of Mexico’s best all time players, but also a temperamental superstar who was controversially left off the 2006 World Cup team, will sign early this week with the Chicago Fire according to the Chicago Tribune. Blanco will … Continue reading

MLS Preview Week on USA Soccer Spot

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Tuesday: Eastern Conference PreviewWednesday: Western Conference PreviewThursday: MLS on TV PreviewFriday: Odds and Ends

Wynalda and Donovan still at it.

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

During Sunday’s telecast of US-Ecuador ESPN’s Eric Wynalda made the statement that he felt Landon Donovan was shirking his responsibility to the national team by stating he would skip one of the major tournaments the US is playing this summer. … Continue reading

Mathis and Arena Reunited

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I must admit, I never saw this coming. It seemed perennial bad boy Clint Mathis had found a home in Colorado where Fernando Clavijo seemed more capable of controlling him than his previous coaches. Now Colorado has traded Mathis to … Continue reading