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Archives: NASL

New York Red Bulls and New York Cosmos Both On The Verge Of Clinching Silverware

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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New York area soccer fans haven’t had much to cheer about recently. But all that could change this weekend as both of the area’s active professional soccer teams could claim silverware. The New York Red Bulls, long a laughing stock … Continue reading

Monday Soccer Insider with Kartik Krishnaiyer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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England’s 4-1 thrashing of a good, albeit injury depleted, Montenegro side should be further evidence that the self-loathing elements of the British press just do not see what Roy Hodgson is building and why he has England playing the way … Continue reading

Why Lower Divisions in US Soccer Prove Fertile Ground for Players from the British Isles

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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When I worked as the communications officer for the second division North American Soccer League, I was often asked by English friends why so many players from the British Isles gravitated to the lower leagues of North American soccer. To … Continue reading

Safety Concerns Continue At Lower Division US Soccer Leagues

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Recently, many soccer supporters associated with lower-division clubs in the United States have discussed security and safety for traveling fans as a concern.  On Saturday, the North American Soccer League (NASL) convened a supporters summit where this was raised as … Continue reading

Does the NASL Have a New York Cosmos Problem?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The return of the New York Cosmos has been met with fanfare throughout much of the country. The revival of the 1970s superclub brought more attention and eyeballs on North America’s Second Division than any time since the exodus of … Continue reading

Monday Soccer Insider with Kartik Krishnaiyer

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Jose Mourinho is figuring it out, showing his tactical flexibility and his willingness to admit mistakes with his squad selection. Chelsea’s side now looks more pragmatic yet able to play on the break. With a remarkable amount of depth and … Continue reading

Interview With Luton Town and Rowdies Legend Ricky Hill: Voices Of Soccer [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Kartik Krishnaiyer recently sat down with Luton Town and Tampa Bay Rowdies legend Ricky Hill for the debut episode of the new weekly World Soccer Talk interview show, Voices of Soccer. In the episode, Tampa Bay Rowdies coach (and former Luton … Continue reading

Monday Soccer Insider With Kartik Krishnaiyer

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Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund side will keep the Bundesliga race tight this season. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a player I had hoped several Premier League sides would pursue instead, ended up with the European runners-up as somewhat of an afterthought. On Saturday … Continue reading

Indy Eleven Are Making All the Right Moves in Indianapolis

Posted on by Bo McMillan
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Chelsea and Inter Milan faced off in downtown Indianapolis earlier this month. The quarterfinal of the International Champions Cup was a massive event that drew 42,000 fans to Lucas Oil Stadium, and filled the streets of Indianapolis. But there was … Continue reading

Monday Soccer Insider With Kartik Krishnaiyer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Editor’s note: World Soccer Talk’s Kartik Krishnaiyer kicks off a brand-new weekly column that’ll delve deeper into many of his insights from the past weekend of world football. Look for his column every Monday. The Football League kicked off its 125th season … Continue reading

Watch ‘Tampa Bay Rowdies: Trophies and Tradition’ — A World Soccer Talk Mini-Documentary

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Today marks the release of Tampa Bay Rowdies: Trophies and Tradition, a mini-documentary that focuses on one of the great soccer legacies in North America. Directed by Kartik Krishnaiyer and Joshua Tomlinson for World Soccer Talk, the 25-minute documentary takes … Continue reading

NASL Adds Oklahoma City and Jacksonville Teams Thanks To Buzz About NY Cosmos

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The announcement by the North American Soccer League of two new teams yesterday increased the scope of the region’s second division in the United States. Jacksonville and Oklahoma City will begin play in 2015. With the New York Cosmos about … Continue reading

Tampa Bay Rowdies Legend Mike Connell to be Honored with Jersey Retirement

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies, whose tradition and history will be the subject of a forthcoming World Soccer Talk video documentary, announced this week they would retire the kit number of legendary defender Mike Connell who played ten seasons with the … Continue reading

Alexi Lalas Critique of US Based Fans Ignores Local Game Outside MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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In March, Alexi Lalas loudly proclaimed that to be a true soccer fan in the United States, you must watch and support Major League Soccer. “Think globally act locally,” Lalas proclaimed. While the sentiment is nice, the promotion of Major … Continue reading

Eric Wynalda Has Earned a Chance to Manage at a High Level in the US

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The Atlanta Silverbacks completed an improbable run to win the NASL Spring season title with a three to nothing victory over Minnesota United on Thursday night. The victory came a year and one day after Eric Wynalda made his coaching … Continue reading

Martyn Lancaster Interview: Atlanta Silverbacks Captain Discusses Team and Wigan Athletic

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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World Soccer Talk’s Kartik Krishnaiyer caught up with Atlanta Silverbacks Captain Martyn Lancaster earlier this month to discuss the resurgence of the Silverbacks, and Lancaster’s professional career which has taken him to four different countries. Lancaster’s home town club Wigan … Continue reading

US Soccer Legend Eric Wynalda Co-Authoring a “Worst to First” Story in Atlanta

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League (NASL) are close to completing an incredible feat. They currently sit atop the NASL Spring Season standings with just three matches remaining. A year ago at this time they sat anchored … Continue reading

Marcos Senna Signing Shows That New York Cosmos Mean Business

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The revived New York Cosmos announced the signing of Villarreal legend and European Champion Marcos Senna on Thursday. Senna’s signing is further indication that the revived Cosmos, now in the second-tier of football in America, the North American Soccer League … Continue reading