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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.

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

International News – July 17th, 2006

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England Fergie tries to sign Vieira for the THIRD time – David Mcdonnell, Daily Mirror MANCHESTER UNITED are ready to lodge an £8million bid with Juventus to make it third time lucky in luring Patrick Vieira to Old Trafford. The … Continue reading

Gibbs Out Until November

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US International Defender Cory Gibbs whose pre World Cup injury in a friendly versus Morocco was a huge blow for Team USA will be sidelined until November. Gibbs club team, English Premier League side Charlton Athletic announced the bad news … Continue reading

Part 1: What is with the FIFA Rankings?!?!?!

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Yes, the 2006 World Cup was an exciting event. Thirty two teams around the world competed for soccer’s top honor. Brazil gets knocked out early (early for Brazil that is), England made it as far as they usually do (no … Continue reading

International News – July 16th, 2006

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United States Adu in Bhoys Admission – By James Pearson, Sky Sports DC United’s teenage sensation Freddy Adu has not ruled out playing for SPL giants Celtic in his career. The 17-year-old is currently one of the world’s hottest properties … Continue reading

International News – July 15th, 2006

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Ronaldo Key

Macari Warns Ronaldo – Manchester United legend Lou Macari warned Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo that he [Ronaldo] had ‘a long season of abuse ahead of him if he were to stay at United.’ Speaking to presenters Rodney Marsh and … Continue reading

Arena out as US Coach

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bruce arena

Bruce Arena will not have his contract renewed as Head Coach of the US Men’s National team USSF President Sunil Gulati announced today. Thus ends an 8 year era of ups and downs for US Soccer. When Bruce Arena took … Continue reading

Former Metrostar new Italy Coach

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Former Metrostar Midfielder Roberto Donadoni who is best known for his years at AC Milan was named as Marcello Lippi’s replacement today for the World Champion Italian National Team.

DC United crushes Celtic, 4-0……and the US Soccer soap opera staring Bruce and Jurgen continues

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MLS’ signature franchise easily disposed of Scottish Premier League Champion Celtic 4-0 in a friendly last night at RFK Stadium. Celtic who is only a week and a half away from opening their title defense in the SPL certainly have … Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: Klinsmann quits Germany

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Soccer - 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany - Quarter Final - Germany v Argentina - Olympiastadion

Several German news sources are reporting that Jurgen Klinsmann has refused a contract extension with the German National Team. Before we have out of control speculation on this website, keep in mind Bruce Arena is still under contract with the … Continue reading


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ABC and ESPN have covered each of the last four World Cups, but due to a surge in soccer popularity here in the USA and the increased ratings ESPN has enjoyed for European Champions League matches the last few years, … Continue reading

France Report Card

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Well, since I follow France and am a France supporter, I will a report card on my favorite team and their players. So, here I go…. Overall Preformance: B+ – Yeah, the team did great overall. Many people would give … Continue reading

A Final for the Ages

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Final Italy v France - World Cup 2006

What a final! Two evenly matched teams gave the world a show, and perhaps the better team didn’t win (after all I am partial to France, my pre-World Cup pick to win the title) but the real winner was the … Continue reading

Reviewing our picks

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Several American TV broadcasts have labeled the French run to the World Cup Final as a major “surprise,” and analysts such as Nick Webster (who picked the mighty three lions of England to win the World Cup), Julie Foudy and … Continue reading

Kahn and Figo Retire from International Soccer

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luis figo oliver kahn 2006

Two greats of the game, Portugal’s Luis Figo and Germany’s Oliver Kahn who was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2002 World Cup announced their retirment from International Soccer following Germany’s 3-1 victory over Portugal in the third place match.

The Future of This Website

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The last few days I have gotten several questions regarding the future of this website since it is event specific and World Cup concludes on Sunday. When I created World Cup USA 2006, I had originally envisioned the site only … Continue reading

Shaka Hislop signs with MLS

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Shaka Hislop who was the man of the match in Trinidad’s improbable draw with Sweden in the first match of the World Cup will leave West Ham United of the EPL where he was the first choice goalkeeper and sign … Continue reading