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

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 first on to the grass, before he turned and fell […]

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

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 tournament included playing a high line, seeing its backline beaten […]

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

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 to take charge of the match. Löw’s Germany side will […]

Weaknesses of Premier League Exposed at 2014 FIFA World Cup
Weaknesses of Premier League Exposed at 2014 FIFA World Cup

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 quality), it is a high-level indicator as to a league’s […]

Nigeria Facing Suspension From FIFA
Nigeria Facing Suspension From FIFA

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 perceived failure of Nigeria’s World Cup campaign and the failure […]

Liverpool Close in on Lazar Marković Signing
Liverpool Close in on Lazar Marković Signing

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 Champions. The player is known for his quick movement on […]

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

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. For years, the Netherlands squad has been more about big […]

Neymar Confident Brazil Will Make Him a World Champion
Neymar Confident Brazil Will Make Him a World Champion

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 has put the ultimate faith in his teammates. He has […]

Costa Rica Concerned About Arjen Robben’s Diving
Costa Rica Concerned About Arjen Robben’s Diving

Following another decisive display of theatrics in the Netherlands 2-1 comeback victory over Mexico in the Round of 16, Arjen Robben has once again become a lightning rod. Robben whose diving and petulance was one of the leading topics of the 2010 World Cup and also of multiple UEFA Champions […]

Brazil’s Neymar Ruled Out of the World Cup (VIDEO)
Brazil’s Neymar Ruled Out of the World Cup (VIDEO)

UPDATE 9:30 PM ET: NEYMAR HAS BEEN RULED OUT OF THE WORLD CUP  Brazil’s talismanic superstar Neymar is a serious doubt for the host nation’s semifinal clash against Germany on Tuesday. The FC Barcelona man came into today’s quarterfinal match against nursing an injury. Neymar showed few effects of that injury for […]

Failure of USA to Beat Belgium Reflects Negatively On MLS
Failure of USA to Beat Belgium Reflects Negatively On MLS

An easy, somewhat lazy narrative has developed through the years that Major League Soccer has helped the United States Men’s National Team grow. While this is true from a pure standpoint of quality of squad depth, the league has from my perspective not helped develop the very top players. Before […]

Brazilian Superstar Neymar Should Be Fit For Quarterfinal
Brazilian Superstar Neymar Should Be Fit For Quarterfinal

The host nation Brazil has been sweating on the fitness of Neymar whose delivered the winning penalty in the shootout versus Chile on Saturday.  In that match, Neymar suffered thigh and knee injuries that have been under close evaluation by Brazilian team doctors. But it appears Neymar is winning his race […]

Brazilian Superstar Kaka Mobbed By Orlando City Fans At Airport [PHOTOS]
Brazilian Superstar Kaka Mobbed By Orlando City Fans At Airport [PHOTOS]

The wait is over: Brazilian superstar Kaka arrived in Orlando tonight after opting out of his contract with AC Milan. He will be officially unveiled tomorrow as Orlando City’s first designated player. A large crowd turned out at Orlando International Airport to welcome Kaka to Florida. Orlando City will join […]

Arjen Robben Admits To Diving In Mexico World Cup Game
Arjen Robben Admits To Diving In Mexico World Cup Game

Netherlands and Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has found himself once again the center of controversy as he admitted to diving in the first-half of the Netherlands come from behind 2-1 victory over Mexico. The win advanced Robben and his Dutch side into the World Cup Quarterfinals where they will […]

How Should the United States Line Up Against Belgium?
How Should the United States Line Up Against Belgium?

The United States will need to play its best game of this World Cup in order to overcome Belgium on Tuesday. While the Belgians have struggled at times in Group H play, they have the types of players that can cause the US fits. Typically friendly results tend to be […]

Swansea City Signs Striker Bafétimbi Gomis While Likely Losing Michu
Swansea City Signs Striker Bafétimbi Gomis While Likely Losing Michu

Swansea City has finalized the signing of striker Bafétimbi Gomis on a free transfer from Lyon. The 28-year-old passed his medical having agreed to a four-year deal with the South Wales club. Gomis was sought after by multiple Premier League clubs. The French International has 12 caps for his country […]