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Leagues: Major League Soccer

What we Learned from the Friendlies

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This past week the United States became the epicenter of the club football world with numerous friendlies involving large clubs from all over the world, as well as the unveiling of David Beckham as a member of the Los Angeles … Continue reading

MLS and EPL Split Saturday Friendlies

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Recent Galaxy Castoff Robbie Findley scored for RSL Another match, another loss for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Despite the red carpet, Hollywood setting and 19 ESPN cameras the Galaxy looked pedestrian in a 1-0 loss to Chelsea in front of … Continue reading

Galaxy Lose Yet Again; RSL Crushes UEFA Cup Bound Everton

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Another match, another loss for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Despite the red carpet, Hollywood setting and 19 ESPN cameras the Galaxy looked pedestrian in a 1-0 loss to Chelsea in front of a packed house at the Home Depot Center. … Continue reading

My Letter to the Guardian

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I am a big fan of the football section of your newspaper and find the online section indispensable during the EPL campaign. Both your newspaper and podcast represent the best coverage of English Football available on the Internet. However, I … Continue reading

MLS Midseason Report

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With arrival of David Beckham, MLS has taken on a higher profile in world football. However in many ways this season has been one to forget thus far for the league as it tries to find its niche within the … Continue reading

MLS Midseason Wrap

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I’ll have a full midseason wrap of MLS on the site late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

MLS Does the Right Thing

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Per an article on SI.com, MLS has given Lew Wolff the owner of the Oakland A’s the green light to restart perhaps the proudest franchsise in the history of American Soccer: The San Jose Earthquakes. From the early 1970s onward … Continue reading

Quakes Returning to MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Per an article on SI.com, MLS has given Lew Wolff the owner of the Oakland A’s the green light to restart perhaps the proudest franchsise in the history of American Soccer: The San Jose Earthquakes. From the early 1970s onward … Continue reading

Podcast Episode Nine Released

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Podcast Nine featuring an interview with Phil McThomas of Soccer Shout and Clever Football.com as well as full preview of Superliga is now online and ready for download at http://majorleaguesoccertalk.libsyn.com/.

Episode Nine of the Podcast Released

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Episode Nine of the Major League Soccer Talk Podcast has been released. The show features an interview with Phil McThomas of Soccer Shout and Clever Football.com as well as a full preview of Superliga which kicks off next week. The … Continue reading

Pearce Signs With Hansa Rostock

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Heath Pearce has signed with Bundesliga club Hansa Rostock on a two year contract. Pearce who as a left sided player appears to be surplus to the US National Team requirements (Where the US has an overabundance of players) for … Continue reading

The Model MLS Signing?????

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Juan Toja/ MLSNET.com With all the hype about David Beckham coming to MLS, the media seems to have missed perhaps the biggest impact foreigner to sign with MLS in past several seasons. I am of course speaking of Juan Toja, … Continue reading

The Model Foreign signing for MLS?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Juan Toja/ MLSnet.com With all the hype about David Beckham coming to MLS, the media seems to have missed perhaps the biggest impact foreigner to sign with MLS in past several seasons. I am of course speaking of Juan Toja, … Continue reading

A Must Read

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Great read by our friend Bill E Shears. (Not the one of Sgt Pepper fame!) http://epltalk.communityserver.com/blogs/billeshears/archive/2007/07/13/Fulfilling-It_2700_s-Own-Prophecy_3A00_-How-the-American-Media-is-Setting-Up-Beckham-for-Failure.aspx

Miles to Go

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US U-20 team crashed and burned before the semifinals once again in the FIFA Under 20 World Cup. (Formerly the FIFA World Youth Championship). For the sixth straight time this event was held, the United States has advanced to … Continue reading

Miles Yet To Go

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US U-20 team crashed and burned before the semifinals once again in the FIFA Under 20 World Cup. (Formerly the FIFA World Youth Championship). For the sixth straight time this event was held, the United States has advanced to … Continue reading

Wizards Face Fight to Keep EJ

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In spite of almost constant criticism of his performance on the international level, Eddie Johnson seems to be attracting lots of interest from clubs in Europe. This has been an almost annual battle that Kansas City has faced since Johnson … Continue reading

Beckham Hype Avoids Reality

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The hype around David Beckham’s arrival in Los Angeles is far greater than I anticipated in the mainstream American media. It seems the celebrity of Beckham is trumping the actual analysis of what this does for the football on the … Continue reading