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.
MLS Teams Advance in the Champions Cup
MLS Teams Advance in the Champions Cup

Scottish International Paul Dalglish (yes he is Kenny Dalglish’s son!) scored a critical goal and helped set up another as Houston defeated Puntarenas FC 2-0 in the home leg of the CONCACAF Champions Cup Quarterfinal held in College Station. This game was noteworthy partly because the atmosphere on the Texas […]

American Goalkeepers Lead the Way
American Goalkeepers Lead the Way

As more and more American field players have gravitated to the EPL and Championship the focus on American Goalkeepers has faded. Yet today, as has been the case for the past ten plus years the best American players in Europe play between the posts. Marcus Hannehman of Reading is currently […]

Robbie Fowler MLS Bound?
Robbie Fowler MLS Bound?

Today’s somewhat shocking signing of Andriy Voronin by Liverpool effective when the Summer transfer window opens in July would seem to suggest that the persistent rumors that ex- Liverpool star Steve Nichol (who now manages the New England Revolution) is looking to bring Robbie Fowler to MLS have credibility. Fowler […]

DC United Does MLS Proud
DC United Does MLS Proud

Christian Gomez scored two goals as DC United cruised in the away leg of the CONCACAF Champions Cup Quarterfinals. DC United is the signature franchise of Major League Soccer despite the best efforts of the league office and Phil Anshcutz to make LA Galaxy the MLS’ most recognizable franchise. United’s […]

Convey Out For Season
Convey Out For Season

Bobby Convey will miss out on Reading’s late season UEFA Cup push due to yet another knee surgery. Marcus Hannehman continues in goal for Reading however as the EPL newbies continues their improbable push for Europe.

Webster: Howard Earned His Keep
Webster: Howard Earned His Keep

Fox Soccer’s Nick Webster has this outstanding article on Tim Howard and his new contract, believed to be the richest ever for an American Footballer.

The US Could Learn from Steve McClaren
The US Could Learn from Steve McClaren

Let me preface this blog post by saying I am in no way a fan of Steve McClaren and feel he is completely out of his league coaching England. But he does have one thing right: Friendlies need to be used to deepen the player pool so when major tournaments […]

Howard Moves Permanently to Everton
Howard Moves Permanently to Everton

Manchester United has agreed to sell Tim Howard to Everton for an undisclosed fee. With Ben Foster making his England debut last week in the loss to Spain, Manchester United has found their keeper of the future to replace Edwin Van De Sar. Foster who is on loan at Watford […]

US Drawn With Argentina at Copa America
US Drawn With Argentina at Copa America

The rest of the draw will be made later today. This is certainly a challenge for the US Men but if we do send a true “A” side (which has not been indicated by the USSF) this could prove to be an invaluable building experience for our national team.

Twellman Staying in MLS Long Term
Twellman Staying in MLS Long Term

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.

Arsenal Colorado
Arsenal Colorado

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 larger than its UK Supporters club this maybe a very […]

Landon Donovan’s Goal on YouTube
Landon Donovan’s Goal on YouTube

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
SuperClasico Win Boosts National Team Towards a Big Summer

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 interim coach while the USSF was waiting for Carlos Quieroz […]

US-Mexico Thoughts
US-Mexico Thoughts

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 hype before the game is disgusting. I can only take […]

Conor Casey MLS Bound
Conor Casey MLS Bound

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 very few American attacking players to have proved his value […]