When football pundits discuss Carlos Tevez, they often talk about his “work rate” and his “eye for the ball.” At times, though, the words “work rate” can morph into a backhanded compliment — as if those pundits are really saying, “He’s rubbish as a goal scorer, but boy, he sure […]
Kartik Krishnaiyer and Daniel Feuerstein break down a bad week for the USMNT and talk about the USL/TOA mess. On Monday, we will have an MLS Cup special wrap up show.
Major League Soccer Talk’s Robert Jonas, and Kartik Krishnaiyer were among the voters in Set Piece Analysts World Cup Power Poll. The United States finished 24th in the survey of prominent soccer bloggers and tweeters in the United States. Mexico was 9th and Honduras, 28th.
This morning, my personal site, the Kartik Report along with partner site Inside Minnesota Soccer was among those breaking the story that Crystal Palace Baltimore and Paul Dalglish’s Tampa Bay Rowdies were joining the new TOA “breakaway” league . Later it was reported at USL News, and discussed at Match […]
The appetite for commentary on the farce in Paris still seems strong, and I thought Arsene Wenger had a very wise take on the entire situation today. Wenger is, obviously, a French supporter and very close with Henry. In fairness to the Irish fans, the world football community, and for […]
The congestion of international, domestic and cup competitions is beginning to show as the injury lists grow longer. Several top stars will be missing from the Matchday 5 stage. Let’s take a look at how this might impact the results and standings. Eric Abidal – D – Barcelona The 30-year-old […]
I thought I should jump in on this issue while the water is still warm and explain an Irish view of Wednesday’s larceny. In Ireland we do not do football dramas in small measures, Roy Keane’s walkout at the 2002 World Cup practically sparked a civil war and now the […]
Since Thierry Henry’s handball on Wednesday, the former Arsenal striker’s reaction has gone from arrogance, to indifference to being contrite. From where I sit, this simply proves that Henry is a Public Relations driven phony. He’s cultivated an image for over a decade in conjunction with his handlers and now […]
Jan Molby is a player that I have a lot of time for. The Danish footballer was a maestro in midfield. While he’s best remembered as being a pivotal player for Liverpool during his time there between 1984 and 1996, he has a special place in my heart for being […]
It is Friday, which means it is time to prepare for non-stop action from Spain with La Liga back in the fray. After an intense week of World Cup qualifying playoffs, the focus turns back to the domestic responsibilities. The times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST) and include the […]
Nike has always produced soccer balls of the highest order. This is why the world’s top leagues use Nike’s balls: The Barclay’s Premiership, La Liga, Serie A, and more all use Nike’s latest T90 Strike edition. The Nike T90 Strike EPL soccer ball is the finest quality you will find, […]
Inter Milan have been Italian champions four years in a row, and they look prime to capture their fifth scudetto. Nike’s Inter Milan Hoodie is not only a way to support Italy’s top club, but it also allows you to stay warm, whether you’re on the training ground practicing free […]
Dave Trotter, French Football expert joins us to discuss the Henry matter.
On this episode of the EPL Talk Podcast, host Kartik Krishnaiyer and French Football expert Dave Trotter discuss one of the most controversial football stories of the year — the Thierry Henry handball incident for France against Ireland which ended up knocking the Republic Of Ireland out of the World […]
EA Sports’ FIFA franchise strives for realism, to approximate the experience of being a footballer or managing a club. When you see the gaudy, arcade style interface of FIFA 10 for the Wii, you realize this will be a very different game. Creating for the Wii constrains developers. The game […]
For many, cheating is an ugly blight on the beautiful game. Players who break the rules are regularly vilified and criticized. But cheating, when used effectively, can be a great way to help your team out. It is so much easier to score from the penalty spot than from open play […]
After that cesspool of a result in Paris on Wednesday, it is nice to turn our attention to a league where the sportsmen are pure, the referees are beyond reproach and the game is always played with a spirit of manly honor – the MLS. Or something like that. Sunday’s […]
Okay okay, I guess I have to write something about this Thierry Henry hand ball or something. Here is the obligatory (and slightly sarcastic) background info already reported: The World Cup playoffs are seeded, seemingly hurting the minnows like Republic of Ireland. Then, Ireland are given an away game in […]