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American Soccer Spot First Month MLS Best XI

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Major League Soccer season is a month old, and it’s time to roll out the MLS Best XI for the first month of the season. GK     Dario Sala, FC Dallas D        Bakary Soumare, Chicago D        Jack Jewsbury, … Continue reading

Will The Premier League Supercede MLS and the Mexican League in the US?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

My simple answer is no, not a chance. However others feel differently. Here is a recent give and take I had with “the Gaffer” from EPL Talk.com. The Gaffer is a friend of mine and generally a very good guy. … Continue reading

MLS Thursday Primetime Live Blog

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Dave O’Brien is now doing the Boston Red Sox games on NESN, and Eric Wynalda has been replaced by John Harkes. MLS Primetime Thursday on ESPN2 will have a different flavor this season, also because at CSRN we will have … Continue reading

American Soccer Show Related Material

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

My cost-host Dave Denholm has begun his podcast for the new MLS season. It’s insightful and worth a weekly listen. Check it out at: http://stations.espn.go.com/stations/710espn/sectional?id=soccerpodcasts Brian Zygo who  contributes to our program and also has his own podcast has an … Continue reading

Steve Morrow Speaks the Truth

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Nowhere in the world does MLS face the sort of criticism for standard of play that it does in here in the United States. In this country we have many fans of the game who have become deeply affected by … Continue reading

US Squad for Wednesday’s Friendly @ Poland Announced

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This friendly will mark the return of Cory Gibbs, injured in a pre World Cup tuneup in 2006 to the US squad. Gibbs was, prior to his injury the US’ best left footed defender. GOALKEEPERS (2): Marcus Hahnemann (Reading FC), … Continue reading

The US Open Cup Deserves It’s Chance

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Jeffy Hash makes some outstanding points over at the Third Half. Give it a read!

American Soccer Show: Three Historic Games

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

On this week’s American Soccer Show Dave Denholm and was joined by Dave Brett Wasser, considered one of the foremost historians of the game in this nation. The three historic games we focused on in the show were the 1989 … Continue reading

How to Get Promoted

Posted on by Brian Koski

Thank you to Eric Piazzoni (South Bend, Indiana) and the Ipswich Town FC Supporters Club for the following historical breakdown on the required Championship league point totals for potential promotion to the Premiership. Eric’s blog is http://ericpz.wordpress.com and his supporters … Continue reading

New Facebook Page

Posted on by Brian Koski

Please note that we have a new show Facebook page. As with the prior site, it is an individual page (as opposed to a group site), and can be found under “Championship Talk”. The prior site was accidentally disabled. Feel … Continue reading

The National Team Going Forward

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I’m working on a long term analysis the next few days of where the US Senior National Team is and what needs to improve for the US to reach its potential in the 2010 World Cup cycle. Anyone with any … Continue reading

Moving to the 3rd Half

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I’ll be posting live comments from the press box here at Reliant Stadium over on CSRN’s  The Third Half hosted by Johnathan Starling- join me over there.

Newcomers Almeria shock Real

Posted on by Kevin Walker

La Liga newcomers Almeria, founded as recent as 1989, celebrate what could be their biggest result on Saturday with a 2-0 win over visitors Real Madrid. Bernd Schuster (Real Madrid manager) warned his squad to not be complacent with the … Continue reading

MLS Transfer Update

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Key: Done Deal Possible Rumored Leaving MLS From –> To Chris Gbandi FC Dallas –> FK Haugesund (Norway) Brad Guzan Chivas USA –> Celtic (Scotland) Eddie Johnson Kansas City –> Fulham (England) PENDING A WORK PERMIT Taylor Twellman New England … Continue reading

Name that Caption

Posted on by Brian Koski

Please send caption suggestions to brian@championshiptalk.com regarding this recent perplexing gesturing from the animated Ian Holloway. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/leicester_city/7144144.stm

American Soccer Show #4: Eurosnob Discussion

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Those of you who tuned into the American Soccer Show this afternoon or morning depending on where you reside were probably entertained by the passionate conversation my co-host Dave Denholm and I had on the subject of Euro snobbery. We … Continue reading

Joey Barton: Saying my peace on the subject

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Let me deviate from the American Soccer format of this blog for a moment to share my thoughts on Joey Barton’s most recent brush with the law. I am as our listeners and readers are keenly aware, a Manchester City … Continue reading

Some New Year’s Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Reports out of Europe indicate that Luis Figo has signed a contract with AEG. This is interesting because unless I read MLS rules incorrectly the Galaxy cannot sign another designated player. That would mean Figo is headed to Houston and … Continue reading