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.
5 best US soccer stars playing in Europe
5 best US soccer stars playing in Europe

We recently discussed how American soccer players have featured less and less in top European leagues over the course of the last several seasons as MLS has become a stronger force financially. Since MLS has now seen the value in having core US Men’s National Team (USMNT) footballers playing in North America […]

Kia Joorabchian’s growing involvement with MLS demands further scrutiny
Kia Joorabchian’s growing involvement with MLS demands further scrutiny

Last Wednesday, the LA Galaxy announced the signing of defensive midfielder Nigel De Jong who started the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final for the Netherlands and won the 2012 Premier League title with Manchester City. De Jong is yet another prestige signing for MLS’ signature club but raises questions about how […]

Leicester City are sowing the seeds to be a top 4 contender for years to come
Leicester City are sowing the seeds to be a top 4 contender for years to come

Leicester City isn’t simply a short-term phenomena that will disappear next season from the upper reaches of English soccer. When the Thai consortium led by Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha bought the club in 2010, the new ownership outlined a long-term plan to return the club to the Premier League and to eventually […]

Naysayers be damned, Ashley Cole may help the LA Galaxy
Naysayers be damned, Ashley Cole may help the LA Galaxy

Ashley Cole’s move to LA Galaxy has been roundly panned by journalists and fans of Major League Soccer. But several reasons stand out why this might prove to be a good one. Through the years, Major League Soccer has emphasized the signing of high-profile attacking players. In fact, when Toronto […]

Why Chelsea’s striker problems make Alexandre Pato worth the gamble
Why Chelsea’s striker problems make Alexandre Pato worth the gamble

Chelsea have historically made more eye-popping moves in the January transfer window than any other top Premier League club. Of course this season, the Blues are closer to the relegation fight than to even battling for a Europa League position, so perhaps they need to shop like every other side […]

Jordan Morris saga illustrates split between MLS and what’s best for USMNT
Jordan Morris saga illustrates split between MLS and what’s best for USMNT

The continued discussions over the future of Jordan Morris, the young American striker who has already recorded seven senior caps for the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) before turning pro, have dominated the recent headlines around US soccer. Morris, who is from Seattle, has been reportedly been offered the most […]

USSF fails to rein in predatory practices of pro leagues
USSF fails to rein in predatory practices of pro leagues

On Monday, the Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League (NASL) officially suspended operations for the 2016 season, and likely beyond. The Silverbacks’ suspension continues a pattern of instability in the US and Canada’s second tier. For this coming season, the NASL will have dropped two teams, Atlanta and […]

Roberto Martinez seems to be taking Everton backwards
Roberto Martinez seems to be taking Everton backwards

The death of Howard Kendall a few months ago reminded us of what Everton once was. This season’s topsy-turvy Premier League made us dream of what Everton could be again. But instead of competing with the likes of Leicester City and Crystal Palace to qualify for Europe, the Toffees are struggling […]

Why Jose Mourinho is absolutely the wrong choice for Manchester United
Why Jose Mourinho is absolutely the wrong choice for Manchester United

Jose Mourinho’s sacking by Chelsea last week coupled with the continued bad form of Manchester United, managed by one of the Portuguese manager’s coaching mentors Louis van Gaal, has led to rampant speculation that the Red Devils will soon make a change. Mourinho has made it clear he has no […]

MLS’ new TAM rule could lure European-based USMNT stars to league
MLS’ new TAM rule could lure European-based USMNT stars to league

With Wednesday’s announcement by MLS, the league has made a major stride forward now that nearly $37 million will be invested into league-wide player compensation during the next two seasons. This will certainly allow MLS clubs to be competitive in attracting players on the international market and give the league a better opportunity […]