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Leagues: Major League Soccer

US-Guatemala First Half Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Great finish by Dempsey for the goal I’m not sure how many bad clearances Carlos Bocanegra has to make before US coaches begin to look at other options at left center back. I don’t care how many goals Bocanegra scores … Continue reading

Gold Cup Daily: Soca Warriors Not Present

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

(Includes Quotes from the Boston Globe, June 7th edition) The “Soca Warriors” were one of the stories of World Cup 2006. Trinidad and Tobago was the smallest nation ever to qualify for the World Cup, and they inspired us all. … Continue reading

Few things I’m looking for in the Gold Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

1. Although he played well against a weak China side, Gooch is still kind of worrying me. Now that my heady notion that he would be here to anchor the US backfield through the 2010 World Cup and even beyond … Continue reading

Gold Cup will tell us a lot about the state of US Soccer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Nearly one year removed from the United States’ disastrous start to the 2006 World Cup, American soccer faces a plethora of challenges this summer which will tell as much about the direction of American soccer as last summer’s early exit … Continue reading

Canada could spoil the US/Mexico Gold Cup Party and other night one thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Group A of the 2007 Gold Cup could be the most competitive of all the groups based on tonight’s action. The weather here in south Florida didn’t help the playing conditions, but all four teams played up to their potential. … Continue reading

Gold Cup night one thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Group A of the 2007 Gold Cup could be the most competitive of all the groups based on tonight’s action. The weather here in south Florida didn’t help the playing conditions, but all four teams played up to their potential. … Continue reading

Gold Cup Daily: Guadeloupe worth keeping an eye on

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Call me crazy, but I have a hunch Guadeloupe who qualified for their first ever Gold Cup could be dangerous in a somewhat weak group based in Miami. Costa Rica has a squad in transition and Haiti’s team lacks depth … Continue reading

Gold Cup Begins Tonight

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The CONCACAF Gold Cup begins tonight in Miami with two matches, Costa Rica vs Canada and Guadelope, first time qualifiers for the event taking on Haiti who qualified for the first time since 2000. The US opens play versus Guatemala … Continue reading

Episode Two of the Major League Soccer Talk Podcast is online

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This episode features an interview with Actor/ Producer Andrew Shue who is a former MLS player about his new movie Gracie as well as a conversation with correspondent Michael Haley about the Gold Cup and MLS. http://majorleaguesoccertalk.libsyn.com/

Gold Cup Daily: Keep an eye on Guadeloupe

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Call me crazy, but I have a hunch Guadeloupe who qualified for their first ever Gold Cup could be dangerous in a somewhat weak group based in Miami. Costa Rica has a squad in transition and Haiti’s team lacks depth … Continue reading

CONCACAF Gold Cup First Round Schedule

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Check out the schedule from ESPN Soccernet. Group A is based in Miami, Group B in Los Angeles and Foxboro, Group C in Houston and Giants Stadium (NJ). http://soccernet.espn.go.com/fixtures?league=concacaf.gold&cc=5901

Makelele pondering move to MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Published reports indicate out of favor Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele is pondering a move to the MLS. Makelele had retired from the France National Team but then unretired for a Euro qualifier which set off a firestorm in Stamford Bridge. … Continue reading

Makelele Heading to MLS?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Published reports indicate out of favor Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele is pondering a move to the MLS. Makelele had retired from the France National Team but then unretired for a Euro qualifier which set off a firestorm in Stamford Bridge. … Continue reading

MLS and USL based players in the Gold Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

CANADA Greg Sutton (Toronto FC), DF: Adam Braz (Toronto FC), Gabriel Gervais (Montreal Impact), Chris Pozniak (Toronto FC), Marco Reda (Toronto FC), Kevin Harmse (Los Angeles Galaxy/USA), Ante Jazic (Los Angeles Galaxy/USA, Martin Nash (Vancouver Whitecaps), Antonio Ribeiro (Montreal Impact), … Continue reading

US vs. China 06/02/07 Individual Ratings

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Just watched the game; China looked awful Howard: 5.5; couldn’t do anything about the goal; made a nice save from a free-kick, but I didn’t feel he set up the wall too well with Beasley on the end instead of … Continue reading

Final Gold Cup Rosters (MLS or USL based players are bolded)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

CANADA GK: Robert Giacomi (Beveren FC/BEL), Greg Sutton (Toronto FC), Joshua Wagenaar (ADO Den Haag/NED);DF: Adam Braz (Toronto FC), Ali Gerba (FC Gothenborg/SWE), Gabriel Gervais (Montreal Impact), Andrew Hainault (Said Most FC/CZE), Chris Pozniak (Toronto FC), Marco Reda (Toronto FC);MD: … Continue reading

“Gracie” is a keeper

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In the forthcoming second episode of the Major League Soccer Talk podcast, I interview actor/producer Andrew Shue, who is a former professional soccer player of some note about his new movie “Gracie.” The movie opened nationally on Friday and is … Continue reading

New York- KC Highlights

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Another thrilling game where the Wizards outscored their opponents.