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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

Once in a Lifetime out on DVD October 3rd

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Miramax Films, “Once in a Lifetime The Extrodinary Story of the New York Cosmos” is a must have for any Soccer fan in America. It will be released on DVD October 3rd. My full review of the film from when … Continue reading

EPL Yanks: The weekend action in review

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Fulham 0 – 2 Chelsea Fulham was beaten badly in the SW London Derby match. Carlos Bocanegra played the entire game and Brian McBride came on in the 77th minute as a substitute. Bocanegra sacrificed himself well on several set … Continue reading

Media Notes

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- With ESPN concentrating its weekend focus on college and pro football, Fox Soccer Channel has picked up the slack and is showing a MLS game of the week (which has featured this year’s best team, DC United, the past … Continue reading

Romario saying goodbye to Miami, and hello to Australia?

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Yahoo! Sports Romario, who at 40 led USL in scoring this year after leading the Brazilian first division last season appears headed to Australian side Adeliade United for the upcoming season. Romario has proven that he is ageless and it … Continue reading

ESPN Soccernet story: Life’s a Beach for Donovan

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For those who believed the failure of the World Cup would provoke an attitude adjustment from Landon Donovan, once the great American hope, but now our greatest frustration, you were wrong. Check out this maddening story from ESPN Soccernet.

EPL Yanks: Weekend Review

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Harry “Houdini” Redknapp who has been one of my favorite managers since his days at West Ham has taken Portsmouth to the top of the table! Pompey has played great this season and the acquisitions of wily veterans Kanu, Sol … Continue reading

Check out the Soccer Shout Podcast!!!!!

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I’m just getting into the world of podcasts which seem destined to change the internet in similar fashion as blogging did just a few years back. Several soccer related podcasts are available online including World Soccer Daily from Sirius Radio … Continue reading

MLS Report

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As the 11th season comes to a close and the playoffs draw near, let’s take a look at the teams and players that have made an impact this season. Parity seems to be the norm with only one team really … Continue reading

Pekerman would be a fine choice; Ericksson would not be

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Two notable international coaches have been linked with the US National Team vacancy this week: Former Argentina Coach Jose Pekerman, and former England boss Sven-Goran Erickson. Both coaches guided their previous sides to quarterfinal penalty kick defeats in germany 2006, … Continue reading

USL D1 Playoff Field Set

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The USL First Division (second division overall in American soccer) playoff field is set. First Round Playoffs (3) Charleston Battery v (6) Puerto Rico Islanders (4) Vancouver Whitecaps v (5) Miami FC Semifinals 1) Montreal Impact v Vancouver/Miami winner (2) … Continue reading

EPL YANKS: ROUND 4

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Liverpool 0 3 Everton Tim Howard kept yet another clean sheet as he move merseyside seems to have paid dividends for Everton in this derby. Howard’s return to form has been great news for US Soccer, and he seems more … Continue reading