Archives: USL

Should Results Really Matter For MLS?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

MLS continued poor play in CONCACAF continued this week. While DC United advanced, they added a record where in ten preliminary round matches against teams largely from poorer leagues, MLS is win less. Those of us who watch football from … Continue reading

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CONCACAF Champions League: The Triumph of American Football

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It was a great night for Americans in the CONCACAF Champions League. Two teams from American leagues, that play in the United States or associated territories triumphed in Continental play. DC United’s penalty shootout victory over Firpo demonstrated the resilience … Continue reading

PDL Final Set: Ventura County Hosts Chicago Fire

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Ventura County Fusion will host the 2009 PDL Final after crushing the Bradenton Academics 6-1 in Laredo, Texas. The neutral site game which was played approximately halfway between the two teams home sites in California and Florida respectively was … Continue reading

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Red Bull NY Wins The USL Super 20 Championship

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

There have been a lot of negatives for the senior side of Red Bull NY in MLS play. Everything that I have documented is well known with the amount of wins to the terrible play, a coach and a sporting … Continue reading

USL PDL in the Spotlight: A Vital Part of American Soccer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Many American football fans, especially those who only focus on MLS don’t know much about the PDL. The USL run Premier Development League however is having quite a summer. First, current PDL star Anton Peterlin signed with Everton of the … Continue reading

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Are European Inspired Tactics Failing USL-1?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Darren Tilley’s Rochester Rhinos will not repeat their feat of 1999. The US Open Cup Final will feature two MLS teams and two coaches who are part of the US system. USL-1 with its British flavored football and coaches who … Continue reading

MLS and the Gold Cup: Scheduling Conflicts Continue

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With Major League Soccer’s self proclaimed “Summer of Soccer” continuing it’s worth noting that MLS has promised before the season to schedule smarter during internationals. I have previously stated that, while I would like the league to consistently break during … Continue reading

MLS/USL Review

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Musa Otieno (leftmost) captained Kenya to a critical World Cup Qualifying win yesterday. But the insistence on the American leagues, MLS and USL to play through international breaks meant Otieno was not available for his club side Cleveland City who … Continue reading

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Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Matt Reis was the hero in the 2008 Superliga Final/AP A day after the US suffered its worst ever loss to Brazil and four days after our national team was beaten by Italy by the worst scoreline since 1934 let’s … Continue reading

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American Soccer Fans: United Like Never Before

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It is a common perception that America’s football loving populace is divided three ways- European football lovers, fans of the American game and Latin futbol fans. But the truth is the subdivisions within these groups are enormous. Let’s take the … Continue reading