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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.

International News – July 15th, 2006

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Ronaldo Key

Macari Warns Ronaldo – TalkSport.net 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 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

ABC/ESPN COVERAGE REPORT CARD

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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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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

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.