Archives: Major League Soccer

Is The Beckham Rule a Farce?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For years Major League Soccer has protected its financial records with a ruthlessness that is both admirable and somewhat worrying. Outsiders can only speculate as to whether the league’s financial health is good or not, and to whether teams actually … Continue reading

Memo to ESPN: Keep Tommy Smyth on the MLS telecasts!

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

ESPN’s typical amateurish MLS telecast gained some new life tonight as Tommy Smyth joined Eric Wynalda and Rob Stone on the call of New England-Columbus. Smyth’s presence in the booth made an otherwise unwatchable midweek game between two teams who … Continue reading

Greg Lalas on MLS International Signings

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As I have said before in the face of constant criticism, MLS had far superior international players in the early days of the league, than it has had in the past six or seven seasons. Greg Lalas of SI.com has … Continue reading

MLS Power Poll Week 2

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

1- Houston (8)2- Chicago3- Kansas City (2)4- Colorado5- Chivas LA6- FC Dallas7- New England8- DC United9- Red Bull New York10- LA Galaxy11- Real Salt Lake12- Columbus13- Toronto FC

MLS Power Rankings Week 1

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Thanks to everyone who participated in this weeks power poll. Shoot me an email if you’d like to participate in the future. First place votes are in the parenthesis. 1- Houston Dynamo (8)2- DC United3- LA Galaxy (1)4- Chivas USA5- … Continue reading

Thoughts on TV coverage of MLS Week One

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Eric Wynalda’s suspension by ESPN for ABC’s Saturday telecast was nothing short of criminal. What ESPN lacks throughout its sports programming is strong witty opinions. Just consider the way ESPN’s signature voices analyze their respective sports: Dick Vitale will never … Continue reading

Vote in our weekly MLS Power Rankings Poll

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If you’d like to vote in our weekly MLS power poll, please email me kkfla737@yahoo.com. Please have a filled out ballot with teams ranked 1 thru 13 to me by Monday at Noon each week. Thank You!

MLS 2007 TV Details

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For the first time in MLS history, the league has gotten a substantial fee for its television rights. (Rather than buying time on networks.) Here is a breakdown of each networks programming. ESPN/ABC ABC will show the opening game from … Continue reading

MLS Western Conference Preview

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Super scorer Carlos Ruiz once again leads FC Dallas With Contributions from Michael Haley1. FC Dallas When Colin Clarke was fired and his opponent ex Arsenal man Steve Morrow was promoted, many believed little would change in philosophy at Pizza … Continue reading

MLS Eastern Conference Preview

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The venerable Jaime Moreno returns for yet another title run with DC United. 1. DC United The signature franchise of Major League Soccer got even stronger this off season with the dumping of malcontent Freddy Adu and two key international … Continue reading