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.
MLS Commissioner Garber: David Beckham Miami Bid Back to “Square One”
MLS Commissioner Garber: David Beckham Miami Bid Back to “Square One”

A day after David Beckham’s bid to place a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise in Miami was dealt a major blow, MLS Commissioner Don Garber appeared to give the international soccer icon little wiggle room. Addressing reporters outside Stade Saputo in Montreal, Garber said the setback for Beckham’s plans “puts us […]

American Midfielder Jermaine Jones Will Not Celebrate If He Scores vs. Germany
American Midfielder Jermaine Jones Will Not Celebrate If He Scores vs. Germany

German-born American International Jermaine Jones will not celebrate if he scores against his native country. The former German National Team midfielder who filed a one-time national team switch with FIFA in 2009 has become a critical player in Jürgen Klinsmann’s US National Team setup. The midfielder who now features for Beşiktaş in […]

German Midfielder Mesut Özil Responds to his Critics
German Midfielder Mesut Özil Responds to his Critics

German midfielder Mesut Özil has hit back at the growing chorus of criticism directed towards him from both the German media and supporters. The Arsenal midfielder is coming off a stop-start first season in England after being discarded by Real Madrid following the signing of Welshman Gareth Bale. Expectations were […]

Mexican Striker Carlos Vela Could Return to Arsenal Next Season
Mexican Striker Carlos Vela Could Return to Arsenal Next Season

Controversial Mexican Striker Carlos Vela who has refused to play for his country and is not on the 2014 World Cup roster will return to Arsenal next season according to Jokin Aperribay, the President of Vela’s current club Real Sociedad Apperribay told the radio station Cadena SER: “Arsenal have informed us […]

VIDEO: Michael Bradley Says USA “Excited” By Heat and Travel
VIDEO: Michael Bradley Says USA “Excited” By Heat and Travel

The United States might have a natural advantage in the heat and humidity of Brazil. The United States domestic top flight, Major League Soccer plays through the hottest months of year with temperatures sometimes reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit during matches. Additionally players from the United States are far more accustomed […]

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Faces Backlash From European Powers
FIFA President Sepp Blatter Faces Backlash From European Powers

FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s attempts at demagoguery and playing at fear may have gone over well with Asian and African nations on Monday but Tuesday he faced he major backlash from leaders in the European game. Michael van Praag, a Dutch Executive Committee member of UEFA, the governing body of […]

Minnesota United Claims Spring NASL Title
Minnesota United Claims Spring NASL Title

Minnesota United FC claimed the Spring Season North American Soccer League (NASL) title this weekend, the clubs second piece of silverware since the relaunch of the league in 2011. Ironically, United’s 3-3  title clinching draw in St Petersburg, Florida against Tampa Bay came on the very same field where Minnesota’s […]

Steven Gerrard Misses England Training
Steven Gerrard Misses England Training

England Captain Steven Gerrard who played just 45 minutes on Saturday in England’s 0-0 draw with Honduras in Miami missed the Three Lions training session today. Gerrard has been suffering from a groin injury for about a week now. “I had a tight groin in midweek so it was always the plan […]

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Hits Out at “Racist” British Media
FIFA President Sepp Blatter Hits Out at “Racist” British Media

FIFA President Sepp Blatter launched into an astonishing tirade against the British press today at the Asian Football Confederation’s meeting in São Paulo. With increased scrutiny surrounding Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, Blatter went on the offensive against those in the British press criticizing the member of […]

Where Will Rio Ferdinand’s Next Destination Be?
Where Will Rio Ferdinand’s Next Destination Be?

Numerous reports indicate Rio Ferdinand is considering a reunion with his first professional manager Harry Redknapp. The former West Ham duo could be reunited with Queens Park Rangers whom Redknapp managed to promotion with a 1-0 victory over Derby County at Wembley last month. Ferdinand played his last match of […]

England Arrive in Brazil After Week Full of Questions in Miami
England Arrive in Brazil After Week Full of Questions in Miami

Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions side arrived in Brazil earlier today to begin final preparations for the opening match against Brazil. The England Manager addressed reporters in an upbeat mood ahead of the nation’s opening match of the competition against Italy. “The first game in the World Cup is always the […]

Newcastle United Sign Spanish Forward Ayoze Pérez
Newcastle United Sign Spanish Forward Ayoze Pérez

Newcastle United has made its first permanent signing in a year and a half in Spanish striker Ayoze Pérez. The 20 year-old just completed a standout season and comes to Newcastle on a long-term deal for a transfer fee of £1.5 million. Perez a Tenerife native stood out in the […]

Russian Captain Roman Shirokov Ruled Out of World Cup
Russian Captain Roman Shirokov Ruled Out of World Cup

Russia will be without its captain in Brazil for the World Cup as Roman Shirokov was ruled out of the tournament Friday with a lingering back injury. The midfielder who stars at Zenit St. Petersburg was absent for all three pre-World Cup friendlies Russia played and Manager Fabio Capello has […]

VIDEO: Steven Gerrard Says England’s Confidence Is High
VIDEO: Steven Gerrard Says England’s Confidence Is High

England Captain Steven Gerrard spoke to the media in Miami on Friday afternoon following a training session at Barry University. The Three Lions have a final World Cup warm-up friendly tomorrow against Honduras before leaving for Brazil. Liverpool’s captain was in a positive mood ahead of the friendly against Honduras […]

German Star Marco Reus Injured in Armenia Friendly
German Star Marco Reus Injured in Armenia Friendly

German midfielder Marco Reus suffered an injury in the friendly today against Armenia. Germany won the match 6-1 but the 25 year-old midfielder was in tears as he left the field late in the first half. According to the DFB, Reus suffered a partial tear of the anterior ligament above […]

Wayne Rooney Responds to Paul Scholes’ Criticisms
Wayne Rooney Responds to Paul Scholes’ Criticisms

Late last month Manchester United legend Paul Scholes discussed how he felt about Wayne Rooney’s role as the focal point of England’s attack. While speaking to reporters in Miami following England’s 2-2 draw with Ecuador on Wednesday, Rooney responded to Scholes criticisms of him. “To be honest, I’m not really […]

Why the USMNT “Diamond” Formation Can Work Well for Jürgen Klinsmann
Why the USMNT “Diamond” Formation Can Work Well for Jürgen Klinsmann

American soccer fans have been in the last week obsessing over Jürgen Klinsmann’s decision to scrap the 4-2-3-1 formation for recent friendlies and play with a midfield diamond. The developed narrative has claimed that the United States lacks adequate defensive cover from midfield in this formation. Klinsmann however has been […]