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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 EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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8 Responses to Holiday Gifts: Suggested Soccer Books by American Writers

  1. AdamTheRed says:

    The only two that would be acceptable for non/light soccer fans are Castle and Explains the World. Soccer in a Football World requires a love of the sport and Trekkers book does not have the quality writing to make it required reading for a non fan.

  2. Sean says:

    I read “How soccer explains the world” and really enjoyed the book. I would recommend to anyone.

  3. Mikey says:

    How about Kuper’s Soccernomics? That one seems interesting.

  4. Mikey says:

    Oh, whoops. Kuper is British.

  5. Oranje Mike says:

    Soccer In a Football World is amazing. There’s so much USA soccer history I had no clue about such as leagues in the 10′s, 20′s and 30′s that were well attended and actually reported on in the press.

    Foer’s books is good but the concept was ripped off from Simon Kuper’s Soccer Against the Enemy (Football Against the Enemy around the Globe) and is far superior.

    The Miracle of Castel Di Sangro is a great read about an American journalist following a lower division team in Italy.

    • Oranje Mike says:

      Typo:
      Foer’s books is good but the concept was ripped off from Simon Kuper’s Soccer Against the Enemy (Football Against the Enemy around the Globe) which is far superior.

  6. thank u so much for your info of those books.

  7. Thank you for your share,I will have a look.

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