Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.

Farewell to MLS Talk

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As I lay awake in the early morning hours after a long transcontinental flight in a Los Angeles hotel room in May 2007, I had an idea. The previous night I had been on a six-hour flight from Fort Lauderdale … Continue reading

A Farewell to MLS Talk

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After World Cup 2006, we observed a remarkable growth in the sport here in the United States. I am proud to have been associated with the EPL Talk Network since the fall of 2006, and to have been the founding … Continue reading

MLS Talk Podcast #123: Jamie Trecker

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In host Kartik Krishnaiyer’s final show, Jamie Trecker of FOX Sports breaks down last week’s US-Honduras game and breaks down the roster and prospects for the 2010 World Cup.

Thoughts on MLS Moves Abroad

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Landon Donovan’s spectacular first goal for Everton, yesterday confirmed what those of us in the United States already knew: Donovan is a world class player who is one of the top international footballers around. Donovan’s move to Everton, however is … Continue reading

Did We Really Learn Anything This Weekend?

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Sunday’s mildly shocking result in the Cup of African Nations Quarterfinals reinforces what we wrote about on Friday here at MLS Talk: Algeria will be no pushover for the United States in the World Cup.  The Desert Foxes eliminated pre-tournament … Continue reading

Everton 1-2 Birmingham: Mission Merseyside; Donovan, Everton Eliminated from FA Cup by Brum

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Landon Donovan’s third match in an Everton shirt was substantially less successful than his first two. But that should be no surprise given the competition. Birmingham City has been unbeatable the last three months and plays a very traditional British … Continue reading

Looking at Algeria in the Cup of African Nations

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The Desert Foxes began the Cup of African Nations in the worst possible fashion. A three to nill thrashing at the hands of Malawi squarely placed under fire Manager Rabah Saadane close to the sack. In the match Algeria, was … Continue reading

Haiti Situation Critical for CONCACAF

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It goes without saying that the devastation from the Haitian Earthquake is unlike anything we have seen in this region in recent times. Not even Hurricane Kartina comes close. As somebody who has regularly seen the Haitian team play live in person … Continue reading

Clint Dempsey Injury Concern

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As I am sure all fans of football in America are now aware, Clint Dempsey, the most recognizable and successful United States outfield player in Europe has suffered a potentially devestating injury in today’s Fulham loss to Blackburn. Dempsey, who … Continue reading

mun2 to Begin English Language FMF Coverage

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NBC Universal owned channel mun2 which came into the consciousness of many American soccer fans this summer when they showed the English language broadcast of US-Mexico from Azteca will expand its sports coverage beginning next month. The cable channel enjoyed … Continue reading