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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.

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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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

Money MLS Could Use

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The Associated Press is reporting that Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner is interested in purchasing EPL club Aston Villa for its asking price of over $105 million (U.S.). The 44-year old Lerner is another in a long line of current … Continue reading

Harkes added to Arena’s Staff

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John Harkes has been named an assistant to Head Coach Bruce Arena with the New York MLS Franchise. Harkes recently served as a color commentator for ABC and ESPN during Germany 2006.

Conor Casey will have knee surgery

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American International attacker Conor Casey is injured again and will have arthroscopic knee surgery remove scar tissue from his knee. Casey was being touted as a potential starter for Mainz 05 but now will miss the start of the Bundesliga … Continue reading

Watford gives DeMerit an extension

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EPL side Watford FC rewarded American defender Jay DeMerit with a contract extension and an undisclosed bonus Wednesday. DeMerit did not ask for the bonus but was rewarded with two other “cornerstone” players (Gavon Mahon and Al Bangura) by the … Continue reading

KC Wizards fire Gansler

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Bob Gansler who coached the USA in the 1990 World Cup and also led the Kansas City Wizards to the 2000 MLS Cup title just a season after being the league’s second worst team has been fired and replaced by … Continue reading

Arena takes over Red Bull New York

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Bruce Arena

In one of the worst kept secrets of the year, Bruce Arena has accepted the head coaching job with Red Bull New York, the laughing stock of Major League Soccer. Arena’s first match as coach of the Res Bulls will … Continue reading

Nowak rounds out MLS All Star Roster for match versus Chelsea

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Bobby Boswell scored a goal versus Chelsea last year in DC United’s 2-1 loss to the EPL Title holders. Here he is pictured fighting Didier Drogba for possession. (International Sports Images) MLS All Star Head Coach Peter Nowak named All … Continue reading