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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.

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

EPL Talk

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Check out EPL Talk at http://epltalk.com . The Gaffer and his team on the website (which now includes yours truly) have the most comprehensive site regarding the EPL based in the United States. In addition to a great website, the … Continue reading

EPL Yanks

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Fulham 2 – 1 Charlton Brian McBride scored the winning goal for Fulham off a free kick header. Carlos Bocanegra playd the final nine minutes for Fulham. Charlton’s Ian Dowie is likely to be sacked as manager in the upcoming … Continue reading

Save Lockhart Stadium

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Lockhart Stadium is one of the most historic soccer venues in the United States. As home to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL, many world stars such as Nene Cubillias, Gerd Mueller and George Best called Lockhart home and … Continue reading

Mooch Myernick Passes Away

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US Soccer lost one of its leading lights today as Glenn “Mooch” Myernick passed away after a heart attack he suffered last week after jogging. Myernick, the former Colorado Rapids coach and Bruce Arena’s chief assistant for the 2002 and … Continue reading

The USA Must Play in Copa America

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Last week The US was officially extended an invitation to Copa America, the football championship for the South American continent. The US last participated in Copa America back in 1995 when the red white and blue reached the semi-finals. Since … Continue reading

APOLOGY

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Due to my busy work schedule I have not been able to finish our initial “issue of the week” article. Look for it on October 22nd. Until then we will continue to have news stories and other blurbs about the … Continue reading

Actim EPL Top players index.

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Convey, Hannehman and Howard all crack the top 50 of the latest edition. Check it out here.

Clint Dempsey Named U.S. Player of the Year

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I was wondering who would be this year’s U.S. Player of the Year. It certainly wasn’t going to be Landon Donovan or Kasey Keller. Somehow, Keller finished the voting in 2nd place. Clint Demsey is deserving, maybe Arena should’ve played … Continue reading

EPL Yanks

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Blackburn Rovers 2 – 1 Wigan Athletic Brad Friedel played the first half for Rovers, but a groin injury forced him to sit out the second half. With the international break looming, Blackburn is hopeful that Friedel will not miss … Continue reading

Soccer Issue of the Week debuts 10/6

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Our newest feature “Soccer Issue of the Week” will debut October 6th with a look at whether or not Major League Soccer is properly equipped to appeal to the growing number of soccer fans here in the USA. Any contributions, … Continue reading