Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

Gattuso Investigation Is Another Sign Soccer Needs to Take Match Fixing More Seriously

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The revelation that Gennaro Gattuso, the former AC Milan star, is being investigated for match fixing hit soccer like a ton of bricks yesterday. While match-fixing and scandals have become commonplace in Italian soccer, Gattuso would be perhaps the biggest … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho Risks Abramovich’s Iron Fist If He Switches Chelsea’s Tactics to Be More Defensive

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Following another poor defensive display by Chelsea, this time in a Capital One Cup 2-1 AET loss to Sunderland, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has strongly implied he might reign in his side’s tactics, resembling more of the Jose 1.0 side … Continue reading

4 Reasons Why A Jermain Defoe Transfer from Spurs to Toronto Would Be a Smart Move

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While the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas is the Tottenham story making the most noise in England at the moment, another important development at Spurs is the potential move of Jermain Defoe to Major League Soccer’s struggling side Toronto FC.  Toronto, … Continue reading

Did Tim Sherwood Push Daniel Levy to Oust Andre Villas-Boas at Tottenham Hotspur?

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Over the past 24 hours, speculation has begun to mount regarding the somewhat bizarre manner in which Andre Villas-Boas was sacked by Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy and the connection to new caretaker manager Tim Sherwood. The Telegraph has an excellent … Continue reading

As MLS, NASL and USL PRO Expand, the US Soccer Talent Pool Becomes More Diluted

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USL PRO, the third-tier of American soccer, recently completed its Annual General Meeting in Clearwater, Florida. Like the leagues directly above it, USL PRO is in full-fledged expansion mode, adding new teams to its roster each season and now sporting … Continue reading

It’s Time For Danny Welbeck to Seize His Opportunity at Manchester United

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Robin van Persie’s latest injury has opened the door once again for Manchester United’s prodigal son who could fire his club and England to great heights in the next six months. Following months of injury and inertia, Danny Welbeck’s brace Sunday … Continue reading

Luis Suarez Deserves to be Included In Messi vs Ronaldo Debate: Monday Soccer Insider

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Luis Suarez does things that no other attacking player in the world does. All of the discussion about who is better, Ronaldo or Messi, deserves to have Suarez included in the conversation. But that Suarez plays at a club that hasn’t … Continue reading

Why Andre Villas-Boas Deserved More Time and Support As Tottenham Manager

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Perhaps it was the relationship between the tabloids and his predecessor Harry Redknapp. Maybe it was the fact he never played soccer at a professional level. Or maybe it was his attitude, but for whatever reason the knives were out … Continue reading

Why Are We Seeing More Goals in Top Premier League Matches?

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While Manchester City’s 6-3 victory over Arsenal was exciting for the neutral spectator, it continued a trend in matches between top clubs in the league where defensive errors are leading directly to goals. Some bigger matches of the past three … Continue reading

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6 Questions for US Soccer Federation About Jurgen Klinsmann’s Contract Extension

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The news that Jürgen Klinsmann has received a four year contract extension from US Soccer that will take the Head Coach through the 2018 World Cup was well received in many quarters. But while appreciating the move and its intent … Continue reading

Bayern Munich Right to Scrutinize Ballon d’Or Vote After Questionable Changes By FIFA

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FC Bayern President Uli Hoeness has publicly stated Bayern Munich will scrutinize balloting for FIFA’s World Footballer of the Year award that came in after the initial November 15 deadline. Bayern’s Franck Ribery, who has already been named European Footballer … Continue reading

Wayne Rooney Transfer to Chelsea Could Be Back On, Says Report

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Chelsea have been encouraged to make a fresh new bid for Wayne Rooney since the Manchester United star has yet to be offered a new contract, according to a report today in The Mirror. The prolonged transfer saga this summer … Continue reading

Bayern Munich Prepare to Conquer United States

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FC Bayern was at one time one of the most popular European soccer clubs in the United States. That was before the sport and particularly the European club game exploded in popularity. Bayern’s last visit to the United States was … Continue reading

Evaluating Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, Man City and Liverpool’s Premier League Title Chances

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Manchester United has been ripped by critics in the past week as being in a free-fall. But looking at the coming fixtures and anticipating the potential trouble ahead for the sides ahead of the Red Devils in the table, it … Continue reading

Manchester City Manager Manuel Pellegrini Miscalculates Goal Difference Against Bayern Munich [VIDEO]

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Needing only a single goal late on to win Champions League Group D, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini evidently was unaware of the situation. When James Milner gave the Blues a 3-2 lead in the 62nd minute, City needed a … Continue reading

Manchester City Beat Manchester United and Barca to Sign Argentine Starlet

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Bruno Zuculini, who is considered by many the top holding midfielder in the Argentine League, will sign for Manchester City next summer, despite interest from Manchester United and Barcelona, according to Goal. A fee has been agreed between Manchester City … Continue reading

Roy Keane Names His Manchester United Dream Team; Features Glaring Omissions

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Roy Keane has continued to make headlines recently by taking shots at his old boss Sir Alex Ferguson and the club he captained for years, Manchester United. Now Keane has revealed his all-time Manchester United XI from the Premier League … Continue reading

Roy Keane’s Grudge is That Manchester United Thrived Without Him

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Sir Alex Ferguson was “hit” yesterday by former club captain Roy Keane’s claims that he will continue to meddle in Manchester United’s affairs. In his recently released autobiography, Sir Alex addressed Keane’s psychology. “Roy’s an intelligent guy. I saw him … Continue reading