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 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.

ABC/ESPN COVERAGE REPORT CARD

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ABC and ESPN have covered each of the last four World Cups, but due to a surge in soccer popularity here in the USA and the increased ratings ESPN has enjoyed for European Champions League matches the last few years, … Continue reading

France Report Card

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Well, since I follow France and am a France supporter, I will a report card on my favorite team and their players. So, here I go…. Overall Preformance: B+ – Yeah, the team did great overall. Many people would give … Continue reading

A Final for the Ages

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What a final! Two evenly matched teams gave the world a show, and perhaps the better team didn’t win (after all I am partial to France, my pre-World Cup pick to win the title) but the real winner was the … Continue reading

Reviewing our picks

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Several American TV broadcasts have labeled the French run to the World Cup Final as a major “surprise,” and analysts such as Nick Webster (who picked the mighty three lions of England to win the World Cup), Julie Foudy and … Continue reading

Kahn and Figo retire from International Soccer

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Two greats of the game, Portugal’s Luis Figo and Germany’s Oliver Kahn who was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2002 World Cup announced their retirment from International Soccer following Germany’s 3-1 victory over Portugal in the third place match.

The Future of This Website

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The last few days I have gotten several questions regarding the future of this website since it is event specific and World Cup concludes on Sunday. When I created World Cup USA 2006, I had originally envisioned the site only … Continue reading

Shaka Hislop signs with MLS

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Shaka Hislop who was the man of the match in Trinidad’s improbable draw with Sweden in the first match of the World Cup will leave West Ham United of the EPL where he was the first choice goalkeeper and sign … Continue reading

Disbelief in Dortmund

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Del Piero beats Lehmann to secure a 2-0 extra time stunner for Italy/Yahoo SemiFinal Open Thread…………….Whom will Italy face in the finals and your thoughts about the dramatic finish in Dotmund. Post your comments here.

Western Europe’s World Cup

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Thierry Henry nets the game winner for France/AP Four short years after Soccer proved to be more of worldwide game than many Europeans would give credit for, thanks to the Quarterfinal runs of Senegal and USA as well as the … Continue reading

Looking Ahead Part 2 of 2: The US Player Pool

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Thanks to Michael Haley for his contributions The results of the 2006 World Cup in Germany clearly demonstrated that while our national team remains talented, the player pool is not as deep nor as experienced as the pool was in … Continue reading