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.

The USMNT Decade: Best and Worst

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Best Team Performance of Decade:  2002 World Cup vs Portugal Without Claudio Reyna and Clint Mathis the US took the field against a Portuguese side making its first World Cup appearance in sixteen years. Still, Portugal had been outstanding at … Continue reading

This Weekend’s Group C Opposition Results

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Algeria Nadir Belhadj played a poor 45 minutes for Portsmouth and was subbed out. Hassan Yedba dressed but stayed on the bench. Both players left for the Cup of African Nations after this match. Hameur Bouazza came on in the … Continue reading

Mission Merseyside

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Coming in January on MLS Talk! During Landon Donovan’s loan spell, we will be utilizing our network resources both in the United States and United Kingdom to bring you the most extensive and analytical coverage on the web of Landon … Continue reading

News from Group C: Algeria and Slovenia

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Algeria: Rangers defender, Madjid Bougherra claims that Algeria can beat England because the North African nation plays with “heart.” (ESPN Soccernet/Dec 14th) Bougherra has also been named the player of the year in Algeria. According to the Daily Mail, Zinedene … Continue reading

MLS Talk Podcast #127: Robbie Russell

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Robbie Russell who scored the winning PK goal in MLS Cup 2009 for Real Salt Lake sat down with Kartik Krishnaiyer days after signing with RSL in the Summer 2008 Transfer Window. This interview originally aired in an abridged version … Continue reading

The Decade in Review

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Next week, we will be running a decade in review article for the US National Team, MLS, and USL. Here is the schedule: US National Team:  Monday December 28th Major League Soccer: Tuesday December 29th USL/A-League: Wednesday December 30th MLS … Continue reading

Marcus Tracy & Alejandro Bedoya Get Called Up

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Two players that have seemingly been discussed ad nausea by me on this website finally have been called into the US National Team for the January camp. Alejandro Bedoya and Marcus Tracy are both players that fit a serious need … Continue reading

USA’s World Cup Opposition: Weekend Wrap

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ALGERIA Algerian Captain Yazid Monsouri and FC Lorient were crushed by league leaders Bordeaux 4-1 in Ligue Un. Nadir Belhadj scored a spectacular first half goal in Pompey 2-0 victory over Liverpool at Fratton Park. The build up play was … Continue reading

New Features at MLS Talk

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Beginning this Monday, we will have a weekly wrap up covering the play of footballers expected to feature for the United States’ group opponents in South Africa. Many other websites do an outstanding job of covering the US team and … Continue reading

Holiday Gifts: Suggested Soccer Books by American Writers

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I’ve read each of the following books and suggest them for holiday gifts. Love and Blood at the World Cup/Jamie Trecker The Miracle of Castel Di Sangro/ Joe McGinniss How Soccer Explains the World/Franklin Foer Soccer in a Football World/David … Continue reading

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