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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.

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

USA Soccer joins the rest of the world

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For the first time since the USA arrived on the international soccer scene our top senior players are following the example of other nation’s top players and retiring after the World Cup. Eddie Pope has become the latest player to … Continue reading

Brescia approaches MLS regarding Mastroeni

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Italian Serie B side Brescia has made initial inquries with MLS into the availibility of US National Team Defensive Midfielder Pablo Mastroeni. MLS seems to be in a selling spree of league developed talent in the last few weeks and … Continue reading

Michael Carrick to Man Utd.

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Michael Carrick will be leaving White Hart Lane and landing at Old Trafford to start the upcoming season. Manchester United grabbed the Three Lions midfielder from Tottenham Hotspur for a transfer fee of $34.7 million. Sky Sports reports that Sir … Continue reading

Manchester’s New Jersey Connection

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The Manchester Derby could mean more this year for American fans The start of the new EPL Campaign is just weeks away and today we saw firsthand that Claudio Reyna still has it as he scored the only goal in … Continue reading

FC Dallas wins Rio Grande Plate

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A shorthanded FC Dallas defeated Tigres on penalty kicks after losing the match 2-0 last night. Dario Sala made a diving save on penalty kick and then converted his own pk for a 5-4 pk win for Dallas in the … Continue reading

Everton & Columbus draw 1-1

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Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Everton v Queens Park Rangers - Goodison Park

In a match that tested even the patience of even the most interested viewer, EPL side Everton looked flat and out of form in a draw with MLS bottom feeders Columbus. James Beattie one of the best attacking players in … Continue reading

McBride retires from National Team

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Brian McBride the second all time leading scorer for the USA with 30 international goals has announced his retirement from the national team. McBride scored once in World Cup 98, twice in World Cup 2002 and took a vicious elbow … Continue reading

Miami FC will host Deporto Alaves on August 2nd

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Spanish side Deporto Alaves who features Australian international John Aloisi (who scored a goal at World Cup 2006) will face off with World Cup 1994 Golden Ball winner Romario and his Miami FC side August 2nd.

DC United versus Real Madrid set for August 9th

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DC United, the signature franchise of Major League Soccer will face European powerhouse Real Madrid at Qwest Field in Seattle on August 9th.

FC Dallas names roster for second leg versus Tigres

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FC Dallas heads to Monterrey for the 2nd leg of the Rio Grande Plate up 2-0 on goals by virtue of a victory at Pizza Hut Park last week. If the Hoops score a goal, Tigres will need 4 goals … Continue reading