Major League Soccer Talk Podcast #54: Ray Hudson

Ray Hudson is a playing, coaching and broadcasting figure who has few equals in the United States today. As a seven year member of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL, Hudson played alongside such legends of the game as Nene Cubillias, Gerd Mueller and George Best. Later he played several for the Strikers of the APSL and went on to manage the MLS’ Miami Fusion and DC United. Living in Fort Lauderdale, Hudson now commentates on Internationals, Bundesliga, and La Liga matches for Miami based GOL TV. The interview with host Kartik Krishnaiyer discusses Hudson’s career from the time he touched down on American soil in 1977 right through today when he calls matches for GOL TV.


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.
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3 Responses to Major League Soccer Talk Podcast #54: Ray Hudson

  1. The Gaffer says:

    Excellent interview Kartik. I could listen to Ray for hours!

    The Gaffer

  2. Kevin says:

    yeah, nice one, sort of reminded me of Gaffers first vlog with Hudson. Gaffer you should have handed Ray a comb that day 😀

  3. Hans Guth says:

    Kartik – I am sure we bumped into each other at the games. I went to every damned Striker game played for the glory day years. My dad was buds with Gerd Mueller – I actually played for his restaurant team – The Ambry. Used to go to Pier Street Anex with my folks too! Fantastic site – I looked a few years ago for a good site with Striker links/info – trying to relive the good old days but never found much then. Just did a search on Pier Street and found your site… fantastic. Weren’t those the days. Did you used to watch the team practice at the little field next to the Yankee stadium. We would gather the balls whenever they would kick them out of bounds. We would also grab the NASL Game Magazine sold at the games after the games were over – then run around the parking lot selling them for 50 cents. Ha just heard you say during the interview that you were 9 years old. I was 13 I believe and was just devastated when the team moved… Still makes me pissed off because I lived for the Strikers at that point in my life. I find myself becoming so sad right now. Because that was where I have some of the best memories with my now deceased father. Man I find I could go on and on and on… I got to play in Coral Springs with Nene, got to play with Gerd (he was an ass) and got to hang with the beloved Strikers. Those were the days. Thanks for keeping the memories alive…


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