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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.

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

Why Arsenal Need Sami Khedira More Than Chelsea Does

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Saturday morning’s newspapers in England are reporting that Chelsea have made a swoop to try to convince Sami Khedira to join the Stamford Bridge club instead of Arsenal. The Germany and Real Madrid midfielder secured a move from Stuttgart to … Continue reading

After Javier Mascherano Collision, FIFA Must Take Head Injuries More Seriously

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Argentina defensive midfielder Javier Mascherano suffered a significant concussion in Wednesday night’s World Cup semi-final against Netherlands after clashing heads with Georginio Wijnaldum. Seconds after the collision, Mascherano stumbled in a daze, and looked like he was going to fall head … Continue reading

Key Tactical Change By Joachim Löw Turns Germany’s World Cup Hopes Around

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Just a week ago, Germany appeared to be struggling. The highly-touted side had struggled in a Round of 16 match against Algeria after having been exposed at various times during the Group stage. The problems for Germany earlier in the … Continue reading

One Major Reason Why Germany Has Been More Successful Than England in World Cup 2014

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In the summer of 2009, England and Germany faced off in the final of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship. The two sides had met earlier in the competition and had drawn 1-1. The Germans ended up routing the Stuart Pearce-led … Continue reading

German Manager Joachim Löw Concerned About “Brutal and Crude” Challenges

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Germany Manager Joachim Löw expressed concerns about the “brutal and crude” challenges that were witnessed in Brazil’s 2-1 World Cup quarterfinal victory over Colombia on Saturday. Germany faces Brazil in the semifinals on Tuesday. Mexican referee Marco Rodríguez has been selected … Continue reading

Weaknesses of Premier League Exposed at 2014 FIFA World Cup

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The Premier League is lauded by its proponents as the best league in the world. While many do not believe the World Cup is the best competition this sport has to offer (the UEFA Champions League is arguably a higher … Continue reading

Nigeria Facing Suspension From FIFA

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Nigeria’s Football Federation was voted out of office on Saturday in an apparent Coup d’état that is unlikely to be recognized by FIFA. A hastily arranged Assembly took the action of voting in a new board. At issue is the … Continue reading

Liverpool Close in on Lazar Marković Signing

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Liverpool are closing in on a deal to sign Lazar Marković for a fee of about £20m  from Benfica according to Sky Sports. The 20 year-old Serbian winger scored five times in 26 league matches last season for the Portuguese … Continue reading

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Louis Van Gaal’s Genius Tactical Decisions Paying Off For Netherlands

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The Netherlands entered this World Cup with the lowest expectations the nation has had for a major tournament since the 1960s. Golden generations have come and gone in Dutch football, yet the nation has never lifted the World Cup trophy. … Continue reading

Neymar Confident Brazil Will Make Him a World Champion

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Brazil’s superstar Neymar was ruled out of the World Cup on Friday after sustaining an injury late on in the 2-1 victory over Colombia. The FC Barcelona man who has been among the most influential players in this World Cup … Continue reading