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
Freddy Adu to Train with Man United

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 he turns 18 next June, but Sir Alex Ferguson, the […]

Gulati: US will accept Copa America Invite
Gulati: US will accept Copa America Invite

“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 long-term benefits for our team.” More details to follow.

MLS Semifinals Set
MLS Semifinals Set

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
Worst Kept Secret

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 of conversations. I’m evaluating everything that comes up,” Klinsmann said […]

Check out the Soccer Shout EPL weekly guide!
Check out the Soccer Shout EPL weekly guide!

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 Guide in the top right corner. I promise you will […]

EPL Yanks
EPL Yanks

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 90 minutes in this match. Charlton Athletic 0 – 0 […]

MLS Playoff Preview
MLS Playoff Preview

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 games, the teams scored the same number of goals or […]

ISSUE OF THE WEEK: Why does MLS insist on a Misplaced Calendar?
ISSUE OF THE WEEK: Why does MLS insist on a Misplaced Calendar?

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 market, it also leaves the MLS playoffs and MLS cup […]

EPL Talk
EPL Talk

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 Gaffer does a weekly interview show which can be downloaded […]

EPL Yanks
EPL Yanks

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 weeks if the Addicks horrific form continues. Arsenal 3-0 Watford […]

Save Lockhart Stadium
Save Lockhart Stadium

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 others including Pele and Johann Cruyuff made visits to the […]

Mooch Myernick Passes Away
Mooch Myernick Passes Away

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 2006 World Cups was 51.

The USA Must Play in Copa America
The USA Must Play in Copa America

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 1996, the USSF has rejected the invitations to Copa because […]

APOLOGY
APOLOGY

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 happenings in the Soccer world.

Clint Dempsey Named U.S. Player of the Year
Clint Dempsey Named U.S. Player of the Year

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 him some more.

EPL Yanks
EPL Yanks

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 any additional time with the injury. West Ham United 0 […]

Soccer Issue of the Week debuts 10/6
Soccer Issue of the Week debuts 10/6

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, thoughts or input are as always welcome.