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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.

Mathis and Arena Reunited

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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

Reality Check

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Picture from Fox Eddie Johnson’s goal less streak for the National Team reaches 13 in a shocking performance Wednesday Night versus Guatemala. May 16th 1998. The United States was coming off a convincing 3-0 victory in Vienna against Austria, … Continue reading

USA-Guatemala Live Blog

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Rob Stone…………aggggh Carlos Ruiz playing at home @ Pizza Hut Park. A nice storyline as ESPN shamelessly promotes its MLS package. Glad to see Frankie Simek and Jay DeMerit getting the start. Hopefully they will get a good look in … Continue reading

Full MLS Preview Coming Next Week

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We’ll have a full breakdown with predictions of the upcoming MLS season next week on the site.

Donovan Hat Trick

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Watch Landon Donovan’s Hat Trick.

Check Out US Soccer Podcasts

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US Soccer has several excellent podcast interviews with coaches and players from the Training Camp prior to the Ecuador match in Bradenton, Fl. Interviews include Kasey Keller, Bob Bradley, Oguchi Onyewu, Jonathan Spector, Jay DeMerit, Tim Howard and Steve Cherundolo. … Continue reading

Some Parting Thoughts About US-Ecuador

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Before we move on to the Guatemala game on Wednesday I have some final thoughts about the performance in Tampa on Sunday. We all know Landon Donovan had a great game, but some thoughts and concerns exist about the rest … Continue reading

The Rebirth of Landon Donovan

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The USA’s dominant 3-1 victory Sunday over Ecuador’s A team at Raymond James Stadium was the most impressive performance by Landon Donovan since the early stages of World Cup 2006 qualifying. Donovan simply put has regained his confidence and has … Continue reading

Full Coverage of the Friedlies

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I may be a little late posting this afternoon on the Ecuador friendly but will have a full post game review on the site later today.

New US Jersey to Debut Sunday

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Nike has designed yet another new jersey for US Soccer. This jersey has a nice color scheme and hopefully will be used quite often in the next few years. This jersey will debut this Sunday in the friendly versus Ecuador.

Cobi Jones: American Soccer Icon

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This past Monday, Cobi Jones perhaps the most recognizable American player of his generation announced this MLS season will be his last. Many non soccer fans will remember Cobi Jones for his dreadlocks, but those of us that love the … Continue reading

Fox’s Jaime Trecker on Bradley’s Call Ups

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” If nothing more, this roster at least signals that Bradley is serious about trying to win some games. Moreover, the selection is a welcome change from a pattern that had some players wondering if their international careers were finished … Continue reading

Emilio Does It Again in CONCACAF Champions Cup Semis

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Luciano Emilio who we have already hailed as the best foreign signing by an MLS club not named David Beckham scored on a stoppage time header to give DC United a hard fought 1-1 draw with Chivas in the home … Continue reading

Bradley Calls Up the Perfect Mix of Players

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Bob Bradley has passed his first major test to be National Team Coach in my eyes. Unlike his predecessor and mentor, Bruce Arena who often times ignored the play of non “chosen” American players based in European leagues, Bradley picked … Continue reading

Blanco to MLS?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer is reporting that Cuauhtemoc Blanco, a legendary Mexican striker who was dropped from the national team by former coach Ricardo LaVolpe prior to Germany 2006 (but has subsequently returned to the squad under Hugo Sanchez) is close to a … Continue reading

A Long Difficult Summer Ahead for Nats

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The draws for both Copa America and the CONCACAF Gold Cup have both been made and neither is particularly favorable to the United States. The same can be said for US U-20 team in the U-20 World Cup, where the … Continue reading

DC United Tops FIU in “Bobby Boswell Classic”

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DC United topped Florida International University 5-3 yesterday here in Fort Lauderdale in what was dubbed the “Bobby Boswell Classic” in honor of the DC United and US National Team defender who of course played his college soccer at F.I.U. … Continue reading

Excellent Jay DeMerit Interview on EPL Talk

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Check out the interview with this budding American star: