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 #126: Jimmy Conrad, and Sacha Kljestan

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MLS Talk correspondent Eric Altshule caught up with US National Team and MLS Stars Jimmy Conrad and Sacha Kljestan to discuss the World Cup Draw

DaMarcus Beasley Back in the Mix

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DaMarcus Beasley is once again playing a high level for his club team and must be strongly considered for a return to the US setup. Beasley’s comeback started with a good performance versus Sevilla in the Champions League last week, … Continue reading

Major League Soccer Talk Podcast: Jaime Moreno and Stuart Holden

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MLS Talk Correspondent Chris Riordan catches up with Jaime Moreno and Stuart Holden during a World Cup Draw Event in Washington DC. Hear about Holden’s thoughts about playing in Europe, Moreno’s experiences in MLS and much much more.

Ruud Gullit Hiring Shows ESPN’s Commitment to Doing it Right in 2010

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ESPN’s coverage plans for the World Cup continue to get more detailed and exciting. Ruud Gullit, who is one of the most significant figures in Football over the past twenty five years, has been hired to provide commentary for the … Continue reading

Looking Back at Project 2010: Part III

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In our ongoing review of US Soccer’s Project 2010 as we enter the World Cup year, today we look at the Teaching Academy structure. This is part III in our series. Links to Parts I and II can be found … Continue reading

FMF Final Entertains American Footy Fans

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Last night’s first leg of the FMF Apertura Final was an incredibly entertaining affair. Monterrey behind Humberto Suazo, one of the top strikers in COMNEBOL came from behind to beat Cruz Azul 4-3. The second leg is Sunday, in Mexico … Continue reading

Landon Donovan’s Last Shot

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Landon Donovan is poised to give it another shot. The legendary American footballer who has had more of an impact on Major League Soccer than any other American player this decade is heading abroad, again. This time, Donovan is headed … Continue reading

MLS Talk Podcast #123: Jamie Trecker on the USMNT

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Jamie Trecker, senior soccer writer at Fox Sports joins us to discuss the USMNT’s World Cup draw and other topics. Included in the discussion – How accessible is the US draw? – How strong is this US Team? – What … Continue reading

USMNT in the World Cup: Don’t Sleep on Slovenia

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The United States drew a potentially positive group for next summer’s World Cup on Friday. The group as described by some European papers “is wide open” below the runaway favorite, England. This group creates more possibilities of going forward for … Continue reading

FIFA’s European Favoritism

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In 2006, an outcry led by certain elements of the British Press was directed towards CONCACAF. The theory stated that the United States and Mexico had been ranked too highly under the FIFA World Ranking formula of the time. Reacting … Continue reading