Archives: Major League Soccer

Does Beckham Really Make a Difference?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The hype around David Beckham’s arrival in Los Angeles is far greater than I anticipated in the mainstream American media. It seems the celebrity of Beckham is trumping the actual analysis of what this does for the football on the … Continue reading

Major League Soccer Saturday

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

After the bore provided to us courtesy of the US National Team, Major League Soccer had about as exciting a night any league this side of LaLiga would provide. New England raced out to a 3-1 lead over Columbus by … Continue reading

Moreno to Play Copa for Bolivia

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Jaime Moreno will not become the MLS’ all time leading scorer in the next month. That’s because the DC United Forward who is tied with Jason Kreis for the league’s all time scoring lead (with a 106 MLS goals) has … Continue reading

Random Thoughts From Saturday

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Eddie Johnson scored a hat trick in a thrilling 4-3 Kansas City victory over New England. The Wizards came back from a 2-0 deficit to win the match on the road. The final Johnson goal was scored oof a lovely … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of MLS 2007 (Thru One Month)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

One month of the MLS Season is in the books and as is typical of the league very few standout teams or players have shown themselves at this early stage. However some players, coaches and clubs deserve mention for both … Continue reading

Randon MLS Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It’s a shame that Alexi Lalas didn’t spend much time this offseason working on solidifying the Galaxy’s porous defense. Less than a minute after Tyrone Marshall tied the match yesterday, Taylor Twellman responded with a goal that gave the Galaxy … Continue reading

Top MLS Salaries

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Thanks the players union for releasing these figures. My thoughts are in comments. 1.David Beckham, LA$6,500,0002.Cuauhtemoc Blanco, CHI$2,666,7783.Juan Pablo Angel, NY$1,593,7504.Claudio Reyna, NY$1,250,0085.Landon Donovan, LA$900,0006.Eddie Johnson, KC$875,0007.Freddy Adu, RSL$550,0008.Carlos Ruiz, DAL$435,0009.Clint Mathis, NY$410,00010.Taylor Twellman, NE$350,00811.Carl Robinson, TOR$315,00012.Pablo Mastroeni, COL$298,00013.Luciano Emilio, … Continue reading

Has Anything Changed with MLS?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

One month of MLS’ most important season is in the books and some very disturbing trends are already developing. Goal scoring, attendance and TV ratings are all down from last year at this time. The obvious retort to that statement … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on MLS Week Four Thus Far

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The atmosphere for last night’s Super Classico was once again outstanding. Not only was the Home Depot Center full, but unlike most American soccer matches which seem too family friendly for typical Latin or European football fans, the crowd was … Continue reading

MLS officiating is not up to International Standards

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

While Major League Soccer has made great strides in its level of play it cannot be considered a truly top flight international league until the quality of referees improves. Since 1996 the league has had a program in place to … Continue reading