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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.

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


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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

MLS Transfer Problem

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Not only is Major League Soccer being blamed by many for the failures of Team USA, but now MLS seems to be reluctant to allow top American players (and other MLS players from the CONCACAF region) to go abroad during … Continue reading

Man City eyeing Beasley

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My favorite English team, Manchester City is in negotiations with PSV to bring one of my favorite players DeMarcus Beasley in as the new the left winger for City. Beasley has been riding the pine this year in Holland and … Continue reading

That pesky UK Work Permit Law

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Today, Josh Wolff became the latest victim of what seems to be blatant discrimination by the UK authorities against American soccer players. Wolff joins an illustrious list of American players including Cobi Jones, the most capped player in US history … Continue reading

An American billionaire in Birmingham

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Two years ago when the worldwide (evil) empire of Manchester United dumped on Malcom Glazer I felt that patriotism forced me to defend him. True, I had hated Glazer from the word go, when he took one of my favorite … Continue reading

EPL Yanks

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Totenham 0-2 Everton Tim Howard posted a clean sheet as Everton won its first match at White Hart Lance since 1985. Watford 1-2 Man United Jay DeMerit played a full 90 minutes as Watford fell short in an upset bid … Continue reading

EPL Yanks will appear later this week

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Thanks to professional obligations and Tropical Storm Ernesto, EPL Yanks will be published later in the week.

EPL Yanks Weekend 1 Review

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Blackburn 0-3 Portsmouth Brad Friedel started in net for Rovers and got beat three times, twice by second half substitute Kanu as the new look Pompey squad torched Blackburn. Friedel did however deny Kanu’s hat trick bid on a diving … Continue reading

Once in a Lifetime is Priceless

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I am avid watcher of documentary films. Whether it be PBS’ American Experience series, Errol Morris’ Fog of War, or anything done by Ken Burns, I enjoy a well done documentary probably more than I enjoy a fictional movie. Through … Continue reading

Picks Time: Kartik’s Fearless EPL Projections

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Here is how I see the EPL Standing ending up. The season kicks off tomorrow and my team the Citizens of Man City debut Sunday versus two time reigning champ Chelsea. 1. Chelsea 2. Liverpool 3. Tottenham 4. Arsenal 5. … Continue reading

EPL Yanks

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Every Tuesday until the end of the EPL Season in May we will highlight the Americans playing in England’s top flight division and breakdown their performances. The following Americans find themselves on Premiership squads: Carlos Bocanegra, Fulham Bobby Convey, Reading … Continue reading

Randy Lerner buys Aston Villa

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MLS Commisioner Dan Garber mentioned last week that Cleveland was a front runner for MLS expansion. This may be true, but the owner of the Cleveland Browns won’t be part of the mix for an MLS franchise as today he … Continue reading

A Giant Step Forward

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The skeptics of soccer in America must view with significant chagrin the huge crowds that have attended friendly matches in the past week in such cities as Seattle, Bridgeview, IL, Salt Lake City, Houston and New York. All of these … Continue reading

DC United and Real Madrid Draw 1-1

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A fine performance for MLS’ signature franchise in front of 66,000. The story is here.

MLS Player Ratings for match vs Chelsea

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Captain Jaime Moreno leads the victory celebration after the win over Chelsea. From A year ago a similar squad of the top players in MLS was ambushed 5-0 by Real Madrid. This year MLS defeated EPL champ Chelsea 1-0. … Continue reading

Borgetti deal collapses

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A news note for our loyal Mexican supporters of this website. Jared Borgetti’s seemingly immenent departure from Bolton to a Saudi club has collapsed and Borgetti will rejoin Bolton this week. Borgetti is currently the only Mexican playing in the … Continue reading

A milestone for MLS

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The MLS all stars stunned Chelsea, the EPL Champs today at Toyota Park. I was at the game and will have much more on this subject later, but feel this is one of the most important moments for MLS in … Continue reading