MLS Talk Podcast #108: Peter Vermes


Peter Vermes, Technical Director and Head Coach of the Kansas City Wizards talks with Kartik Krishnaiyer about the following subjects:

–  The 1990 World Cup, where Vermes was among the top US players
–  Playing in Europe and how it has shaped his experiences in the sport every since.
–  How Kansas City signed Claudio Lopez despite having to navigate the minefield that is South American superstar player contracts.
–  What exactly is a Technical Director?
–  Bob Gansler’s coaching style and tactics. Hear Vermes’ explanation as to why Gansler’s 3-5-2 was so effective and flexible.
– Why Bob Gansler was so successful
– Tony Meola’s remarkable 2000 MLS season
– Miklos Molnar’s contributions to Kasnas City’s MLS Cup triumph
– The impact the NY Cosmos had on him as a soccer player, growing up

Peter Vermes is one of the pioneers in contemporary American soccer. It was an honor for MLS Talk of having the privilege to discuss these issues with him. This is must listen for any American Soccer fan.

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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 World Soccer Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the books 'Blue With Envy' about Manchester City FC, and 'Soccerwarz' about the MLS, USL and NASL infighting.
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