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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.

Twellman Staying in MLS Long Term

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Taylor Twellman, the 2005 MLS MVP who has been largely disappointing as a National Team player has agreed to a long term contract to stay with the New England Revolution of MLS. Rumors had linked Twellman with several European clubs.

“The result was unjust,” Hugo Sanchez said. “This is a unique game in that you can deserve to win and still lose.We deserved to win and they did not.”

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Hugo Sanchez is a living contradiction. In same time he aspired to be a great tactical manager he constantly criticized every recent Mexico manager until he landed himself the job. On one hand he marvels at the play of the … Continue reading

Arsenal Colorado

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It appears the rumors which I had personally dismissed as far fetched maybe in fact true: That the Colorado Rapids would be signing a partnership with Arsenal and changing their name and colors. Considering Arsenal’s American Supporters club is even … Continue reading

Landon Donovan’s Goal on YouTube

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

From Univision so we don’t have to listen to ESPN’s commentary! http://youtube.com/watch?v=rhYB6-jh-s0 If you insist on Dave O’Brien and Eric Wynalda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOqYhKKhs78&NR

SuperClasico Win Boosts National Team Towards a Big Summer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bob Bradley made Sunil Gulati’s life a lot more difficult yesterday with the decisive 2-0 win over Mexico in front of a very hostile crowd in Glendale, Az. Much like Steve Sampson did 12 years ago when he was the … Continue reading

US-Mexico Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Pre Game Thoughts: Nice to see ESPN with the big game set up and production for this one after the minor league shame of the Denmark TV broadcast. When is this game actually going to begin?????????????? ESPN has no shame…….this … Continue reading

Conor Casey MLS Bound

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

American Forward Conor Casey, passed over for US World Cup team thanks largely to injury has decided to leave Mainz 05 and play in MLS. Casey who for some reason was consistently in Bruce Arena’s doghouse despite being one of … Continue reading

Not Really a Friendly

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bob Bradley sure wants to lose that interim label badly. Otherwise I see no reason for him to have selected what is essentially an “A” side with a few younger players for the friendly versus Mexico on Wednesday night in … Continue reading

Gooch: The Great American Hope

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Oguchi Onyewu like many young American players of this generation has never played in Major League Soccer. Unlike many young American players, “Gooch” has drawn the interest of the biggest, most visible clubs in Europe. Onyewu who has only a … Continue reading

Onyewu Headed to Newcastle

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

BBC Sport is reporting “Gooch” will join Newcastle on loan for the remainer of the season. the magpies have been injury plagued and this will give Onyewu a chance to become acclimated with the EPL rather quickly, before getting a … Continue reading

Chelsea Chasing Onyewu

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Sky Sports reports that Chelsea have become the latest club to fancy Oguchi Onyewu. Should Gooch end up at Chelsea or even Lyon who are also said to be chasing him he will be the first American field player on … Continue reading

USA- Denmark Live Blog

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Bruce Arena and Eric Wynalda in the same booth? This should be a real doosie…… I didn’t understand ESPN 2′s profile on Jimmy Conrad. It was totally incomplete. Okay it was a teaser but didn’t appear that way. Rob Stone … Continue reading

More Thoughts on Bradley’s Debut

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Jeff Carlisle has an excellent column at Soccernet.com: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story?id=400435&root=us&cc=5901 Ives Galarcep on the importance of the match: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story?id=400533&root=us&cc=5901

US-Denmark Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Home Depot Center will on Saturday host the US National Team’s first outing since the World Cup last summer and the first match under the direction of new head man Bob Bradley. Since this game is not being held … Continue reading

MLS Club chasing Edgar Davids

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

AP Photo Edgar Davids, the Dutch Footballer who is among the most recognizable in the world thanks to his long hair and sunglasses is being chased by FC Dallas according to a source. Davids plays for Totenham, but Spurs recently … Continue reading

Beckham Move a Major Step Forward for MLS and US Soccer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Not since the days of the NASL has a signing of a foreign player provided so much promise for the growth of soccer in America. Given the state of Soccer in America today, as compared to the days of the … Continue reading