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.

MLS Talk Podcast #129: Sean Grybos, Soccer City FC

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Sean Grybos, from Soccer City FC joins us to preview the 2010 MLS Draft Combine, which will take place this weekend in Fort Lauderdale.

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Keller & Donovan Speak out on the CBA

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The majority of North America is suffering from a cold snap, but the rhetoric around US Soccer is getting hotter everyday. Whether it is the ongoing NASL/USL dispute (which is being mediated today) or the MLS CBA, the temperature keeps … Continue reading

Freddy Adu and Aris: One Last Chance at Glory?

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Published reports out of Europe and the United States today indicate that Freddy Adu is headed to Aris Salonika FC, the leading club in Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki. (Although currently PAOK is performing better than Aris in the Greek … Continue reading

MLS Combine and NASL AGM

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This week, two big events will take place in Fort Lauderdale.  The first is the Annual General Meeting of the newly formed North American Soccer League, which begins on January 7tth. With the controversial decision by the United States Soccer … Continue reading

MLS Combine: Interview with Seth Sinovic

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By: Sean Grybos, Special to Major League Soccer Talk Creighton’s Seth Sinovic was an MLS combine invitee not once but twice.  The savvy left back with projectable offensive skills trained for the 2009 MLS Combine but was granted an additional … Continue reading

Donovan Should Emulate Dempsey

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Clint Dempsey is the model American player in Europe right now. Having gone through three managers at Fulham after rejecting any and all overtures to stay in MLS, Deuce is the inverse of Landon Donovan. Now Donovan appears ready to … Continue reading

MLS Talk Podcast

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ESPN Los and ESPN 710 Radio’s Dave Denholm joins Kartik Krishnaiyer to review the year that was for the USMNT.

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MLS Player of the Decade: Dwayne De Rosario

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What should have been a difficult choice, was really a simple one. No player made anywhere near the impact on Major League Soccer in the 2000-2009 period as did Dwayne DeRosario.  The Canadian international was without question the dominant figure … Continue reading

USL Decade in Review

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Often times, the United Soccer Leagues are forgotten. Certain elements of the American soccer press behave as if nothing exists in professional soccer below the first tier MLS. It can be argued that USL has not done enough to foster … Continue reading

The Decade in MLS

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Top Seasons of the Decade: Kansas City 2000 Columbus 2008 DC United 2006 Houston 2007 Miami 2001 Top Teams of the Decade San Jose/Houston DC United Chicago Los Angeles New England Top Coaches of the Decade Dom Kinnear Frank Yallop … Continue reading