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Leagues: Major League Soccer

MLS Power Poll

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

1. Kansas City (8)2. Red Bull NY (7)3. New England4. Chicago5. Houston (1)6. Dallas7. LA Galaxy8. Colorado9. Chivas USA10. DC United (Thanks, Sams Army…..you’re last place for DC moved them down from 7th to 10th…..please don’t abuse your voting privilege … Continue reading

Has Anything Changed with MLS?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

One month of MLS’ most important season is in the books and some very disturbing trends are already developing. Goal scoring, attendance and TV ratings are all down from last year at this time. The obvious retort to that statement … Continue reading

Randon Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It was outstanding to see Clint Dempsey score the winning goal for Fulham yesterday. In fact it is probably the goal that will save Fulham from the drop. Maybe that will earn Dempsey a new contract, that until yesterday was … Continue reading

Soccer and the Nation’s Capital

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I travel to Washington several times a year on business. Since I work in political and governmental circles their is really no way to avoid coming to the nation’s capitol. This week I am in Washington again and for the … Continue reading

MLS Power Rankings Week 5

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

We lost several voters this week and gained a few new ones. Anyway that may account for the shake up in the rankings, or perhaps two teams are now clearly better than the rest of the league. 1. CHICAGO (5)2. … Continue reading

What Future Awaits Yanks in England?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

As the seasons in both the Premiership and Championship draw to a close the fate of several American Internationals lies in the balance. Some Americans including Leeds United’s Eddie Lewis and Watford’s Jay DeMerit have already been relegated. Others including … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on MLS Week Four Thus Far

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The atmosphere for last night’s Super Classico was once again outstanding. Not only was the Home Depot Center full, but unlike most American soccer matches which seem too family friendly for typical Latin or European football fans, the crowd was … Continue reading

The Real Deal?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

MLSNET.com has an outstanding story on the impact new signing Carlos Marinelli has made on Kansas City already this season. While Marinelli is not a “Beckham Rule” player he has arguably played at better clubs abroad than four of the … Continue reading

Giuseppe Rossi Parma 1-0 Fiorentina

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Maybe, just maybe someone can convince Rossi to play for the USA. What a goal!

MLS officiating is not up to International Standards

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

While Major League Soccer has made great strides in its level of play it cannot be considered a truly top flight international league until the quality of referees improves. Since 1996 the league has had a program in place to … Continue reading

US to play Sweden

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US Men’s National Team will play Sweden in Gothenberg on August 22nd. It will be first true road game for the United States since the end of World Cup 2006 qualifying.

MLS Power Rankings Changes

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Due to numerous requests the deadline for all future power poll rankings will be extended until Tuesday at Midnight PST. (Wednesday morning on the east coast.) I had initially anticipated only a handful of people voting but because of the … Continue reading

Brian McBride ’s Goal vs Man United

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Fulham is facing relegation currently, but enjoy Brian McBride’s goal that briefly gave Fulham a lead over Man United last month. United eventually got a draw in the match and continue to lead Chelsea by 3 points in the premiership … Continue reading

Joey Barton vs Stuart Pearce

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Thi post about Manchester City isn’t US Soccer related so it is over at my EPL Talk Blog: http://epltalk.communityserver.com/blogs/kkfla737/default.aspx Check it out.

MLS Power Poll Week 3

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Last week Houston got all ten first place votes. This week we had nine voters, and five different first place teams on ballots. An interesting shake up in the poll finds Red Bull New York closing in on the top. … Continue reading

MLS 2007 – Week 3 Goals

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Twellman, Razov, Nunez, Altidore, Odouro and all the rest.

Is The Beckham Rule a Farce?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For years Major League Soccer has protected its financial records with a ruthlessness that is both admirable and somewhat worrying. Outsiders can only speculate as to whether the league’s financial health is good or not, and to whether teams actually … Continue reading

Memo to ESPN: Keep Tommy Smyth on the MLS telecasts!

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

ESPN’s typical amateurish MLS telecast gained some new life tonight as Tommy Smyth joined Eric Wynalda and Rob Stone on the call of New England-Columbus. Smyth’s presence in the booth made an otherwise unwatchable midweek game between two teams who … Continue reading