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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.

Disbelief in Dortmund

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Del Piero beats Lehmann to secure a 2-0 extra time stunner for Italy/Yahoo   SemiFinal Open Thread…………….Whom will Italy face in the finals and your thoughts about the dramatic finish in Dotmund. Post your comments here.

Western Europe’s World Cup

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Thierry Henry nets the game winner for France/AP Four short years after Soccer proved to be more of worldwide game than many Europeans would give credit for, thanks to the Quarterfinal runs of Senegal and USA as well as the … Continue reading

Looking Ahead Part 2 of 2: The US Player Pool

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Thanks to Michael Haley for his contributions The results of the 2006 World Cup in Germany clearly demonstrated that while our national team remains talented, the player pool is not as deep nor as experienced as the pool was in … Continue reading

Looking Ahead: Where does US Soccer go from here? Part 1 of 2

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Soccer: World Cup Qualifier-Mexico at USA

A few short years ago a former German National Team attacking player living in Southern California called up his friend, the manager of the USA National Team for an internship so that he could learn the ropes of coaching on … Continue reading

Quarterfinal Matchups and Other Thoughts

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10 - Zidane

France’s leading midfield players: Zidane, Makelele and Vierra have a great understanding of one another’s game and the experience that comes from playing together for so long. For example, Zidane and Vierra always know where one another are going to … Continue reading

The Future of US Soccer

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A full report and anaylsis coming on Friday.

Grading the US Roster post World Cup

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Soccer: World Cup Qualifier-Mexico at USA

GRADING BY MICHAEL HALEY WITH ADDITIONAL COMMENTS BY KARTIK KRISHNAIYER 1 Howard – DNP Kartik’s Thoughts: Could he have made the critical save that sparked this team? Keller surely didn’t. 2 Albright – DNP Kartik’s Thoughts: This team sorely missed … Continue reading

Assessing Arena

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bruce arena

Arena in full control during the 2002 World Cup/YahooSports John O’Brien’s goal against Portugal in 2002 sent Arena’s side on its way to a deep World Cup run/yahoospots Assessing Arena Prior to the 2002 World Cup Bruce Arena tempered the … Continue reading

Full USA Elimination Coverage

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Tonight or early Tomorrow Eastern Time: What mistakes did Bruce Arena make? Saturday: Which players stood out for the United States in this World Cup, and which players fell flat on their faces Sunday: What changes do the US Soccer … Continue reading

Reuters: Reyna Retires from National Team

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Reuters news service is reporting that US Captain Claudio Reyna will retire from the Men’s National Team. I certainly expect the USSF to give him a send off game in the next few months. Reyna made some mistakes in this … Continue reading

Expectations Unfulfilled

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Soccer: World Cup Qualifier-Mexico at USA

The 2006 United States World Cup squad not only had higher expectations than any previous American team but also more interest in the team back home in the United States. Today’s devastating (and controversial) loss to Ghana was just the … Continue reading

The Stakes could not be Higher

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Nigeria at United States, friendly

Four years of speculation and anticipation will end for those of us obsessed with US Soccer tomorrow as our side faces a mammoth challenge to reach the knock out stages of Germany 2006. We must beat Ghana, which involves scoring … Continue reading

Random World Cup Thoughts

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I grew up watching Gerd Mueller, the all time leading goal scorer in World Cup History in his NASL stint with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. (where he played alongside worldwide greats Elias Figeroua, Nene Cubilias and George Best). Mueller’s record … Continue reading

World Cup ratings surprise ABC & ESPN

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ABC and ESPN’s ratings for World Cup have been excellent despite the cynics and obvious contempt of the soccer hating sports media in this country. The Czech Republic-USA match was the highest rated program thus far in 2006 on ESPN … Continue reading

Jorge vs. Hugh

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I just want to do a little poll. Question: Who did a worse job officiating their game? Hugh Dallas (2002 v. Germany) or Jorge Larrionda (2006 v. Italy)?

Random World Cup Thoughts

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English defender Gary Neville  acknowled

We’ve discussed the red cards and yellow cards from the USA-Italy match to death, but the overall booking situation needs to be addressed by FIFA. My thinking is that if FIFA is going to insist on issuing yellow cards in … Continue reading

USA v. Italy Open Thread

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Put your remarks about the USA v. Italy game on this thread.

Czech Republic v. Ghana Open Thread

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Put your remarks about the Czech Republic v. Ghana on this thread.