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Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

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.

Book Review of ‘The Game Of Our Lives’ by David Goldblatt

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It is difficult to describe in words what an outstanding storyteller and incomparable researcher David Goldblatt is. Following up on his remarkable works Futebol Nation and The Ball is Round, Goldblatt has tackled a topic few have managed to truly understand. … Continue reading

Read Our Progress Report on Manchester City’s Performances for October-November

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Manchester City had a difficult time between the two most recent international breaks. While on paper the squad looks impressive, the lack of depth especially given the financial outlay on many of these players is quite worrying. Sergio Aguero has … Continue reading

Evergreen Frank Lampard Continues To Show His Immense Worth To The Game

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Frank Lampard was supposed to be on holiday. Lampard, the consummate Londoner who has never played for a club north of the Watford Gap was simply thought to be keeping fit by training with the reigning Premier League Champions, Manchester … Continue reading

Beckham’s Miami FC Deal Complicated By Strikers Sale

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David Beckham announcing a MLS team being brought to Miami.

David Beckham’s continued difficulty in securing the long-term stadium deal he wants in Miami to start a new MLS franchise may have just gotten more complicated. On Friday, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the second-tier North American Soccer League (NASL) … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Selling Danny Welbeck Makes Zero Sense For Manchester United

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All the headlines were about Manchester United capturing Radamel Falcao, while Arsenal merely “settled” again after missing bigger targets. But in my mind Arsenal has done a shrewd piece of business in acquiring Danny Welbeck for £16 million, while Manchester United’s … Continue reading

Mancunian Crisis (World Soccer Talk Review Podcast)

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In this week’s pod the trio of Nick, Kartik and Nate are joined by Fox Sports David Mosse. The poor results for both Manchester clubs is discussed as well as Chelsea’s flying start and a possible European run for Swansea … Continue reading

Why Louis van Gaal May Be the Wrong Choice for Manchester United

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Louis Van Gaal’s “Red Devil Revolution” might have won over the British press quickly but how is he serving as an effective custodian of Manchester United’s future? David Moyes made an effort to transition properly to the next era of … Continue reading

Premier League Insider: Views On Opening Weekend For Chelsea, Spurs, City, Villa, WBA, Stoke & QPR

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Cesc Fabregas has taken the Premier League by storm once again with a stunning first half performance in his official Chelsea debut on Monday night. The case of Fabregas is curious, as many had written him off as someone who … Continue reading

Tottenham Finally Has a Manager to Cure the “Spurs Syndrome”

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Tottenham are perhaps the most frustrating big club in English football. Unlike Leeds United and Newcastle United, they have solid ownership even though the decision making of Chairman Daniel Levy, who runs the club, has been questioned. Last summer’s spending … Continue reading

Louis Van Gaal’s 3-5-2 Ultimately Pays Off For Man United Against Liverpool

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Louis Van Gaal’s 3-5-2 has been the flavor of the month among pundits and fans. The Dutch manager is using the formation to transform Manchester United’s midfield and accommodate the talents of new signing Ander Herrera. Van Gaal historically has … Continue reading

Why Canadian Soccer Would Benefit From Domestic League If NASL and CFL Join Forces

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Last week, reports began to surface about a possible new professional league in Canada that would be developed in partnership with the Canadian (American) Football League (CFL) and the North American Soccer League (NASL). Canada has not had an independent … Continue reading

Newcastle United Reportedly Agrees Deal for The Sun Newspaper To Become Media Partner, Says Report

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Newcastle United has reportedly signed a deal with The Sun newspaper to become the club’s exclusive national media partner, according to a reporter with The Telegraph. A spokesperson for The Sun newspaper says that “There is absolutely no current deal between The … Continue reading

Mesut Özil’s Touches and Movement Key to German Success

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Mesut Özil was heavily criticized during this World Cup from just about every corner of the soccer world. Arsenal’s record signing endured a stop-start campaign at the Emirates and his indifferent form spilled over into the German side. In the … Continue reading

André Schürrle Was Germany’s Gamechanger In World Cup Triumph

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André Schürrle proved to be the most critical player in this World Cup that virtually nobody is talking about. His pace and high-energy play helped change the trajectory of Germany’s matches against Algeria and Argentina. The Chelsea midfielder, who spent … Continue reading

Germany’s Patience In Joachim Löw is a Model For Other Countries to Emulate

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Never in recent history has a World Cup final been bigger for a head coach. Unlike most other managers that have taken their national teams to a final, Joachim Löw is a multiple major tournament leader implementing a long-term vision … Continue reading

Yaya Toure Underappreciated Due to Racism In Sport, Claims Agent

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Yaya Toure’s controversial agent Dmitri Seluk has struck again. Just months after claiming Toure wanted a move away from Barclays Premier League Champion Manchester City because the club snubbed him on his birthday, Seluk has once again created a firestorm. … Continue reading

Orlando Negotiating to Sign Robinho, Says AC Milan

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Orlando City could soon have another Brazilian superstar to join Kaka in Central Florida. AC Milan is once again in the process of negotiating a transfer of a Brazilian to the MLS expansion team, this time the target is Robinho. … Continue reading

Lyon Join the Chase to Try To Sign USA World Cup Star DeAndre Yedlin

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Ligue Un side Olympique Lyonnais has joined the chase for Seattle Sounders and USA defender DeAndre Yedlin, according to French newspaper L’Equipe. Major League Soccer has already received multiple offers for the player who impressed during the 2014 World Cup. Yedlin … Continue reading