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.
Random Thoughts From Saturday
Random Thoughts From Saturday

Eddie Johnson scored a hat trick in a thrilling 4-3 Kansas City victory over New England. The Wizards came back from a 2-0 deficit to win the match on the road. The final Johnson goal was scored oof a lovely ball from Carlos Marinelli who I was beginning to be […]

Beckham recalled to England Squad
Beckham recalled to England Squad

Following a great run of form for Real Madrid, MLS bound David Beckham has been recalled to the England national team for next week’s friendly versus Brazil from Wembley. Thanks to the Scout, here is a link to story where Freddy Adu whose profile seems to diminish with every passing […]

Beasley Coming Back to Man City?
Beasley Coming Back to Man City?

DeMarcus Beasley’s release by Manchester City two weeks ago made headlines in the soccer media here in the USA. But now I have learned Beasley could very well be back with City next season. Former Manager Stuart Pearce had told Beasley he expected the club to retain him, but then […]

Bradley News Conference Highlights
Bradley News Conference Highlights

I listened to Bob Bradley’s news conference with reporters this morning (the actual event was held yesterday afternoon) and have some thoughts regarding what the US National Team Coach said during the press event. First off having listened to about a dozen of the same types of events when Bruce […]

Bradley News Conference Highlights
Bradley News Conference Highlights

I listened to Bob Bradley’s news conference with reporters this morning (the actual event was held yesterday afternoon) and have some thoughts regarding what the US National Team Coach said during the press event.First off having listened to about a dozen of the same types of events when Bruce Arena […]

Anyone Interested in Joining our Podcast?
Anyone Interested in Joining our Podcast?

The final preparations for the inaugural Major League Soccer Talk podcast are being finalized. If anybody would like the be involved with or contribute to the podcast please drop me a line at kartik@majorleaguesoccertalk.com or leave a comment here.

Parting Thoughts on the EPL Campaign
Parting Thoughts on the EPL Campaign

I am thrilled a small club in a small town like Wigan Athletic has stayed in the Premiership for a third straight year. But without Paul Jewell they won’t stay up next year and like Bradford City who Jewell unbelievably kept in the EPL for two years they may end […]

Bradley Names Gold Cup Squad
Bradley Names Gold Cup Squad

The 23 man US roster for the Gold Cup, CONCACAF confederation chanpionship has been named. The squad is bonefide “A” team leading me to believe that very few top American players will be sent to Copa America. It is nice to see veterans Frankie Hedjuk and Stevie Ralston called back […]

News and Notes from Around American Soccer
News and Notes from Around American Soccer

While the European season winds down Soccer is gearing up stateside with many major developments the past few days. Miami based GOL TV has acquired exclusive English Language rights to the Copa America this summer. Since surveys of the American Hispanic population indicate almost half of their demographic actually watch […]

Bradley Names US Gold Cup Sqaud
Bradley Names US Gold Cup Sqaud

The 23 man US roster for the Gold Cup, CONCACAF confederation chanpionship has been named. The squad is bonefide “A” team leading me to believe that very few top American players will be sent to Copa America. It is nice to see veterans Frankie Hedjuk and Stevie Ralston called back […]

Quick Hits
Quick Hits

While the European season winds down Soccer is gearing up stateside with many major developments the past few days.Miami based GOL TV has acquired exclusive English Language rights to the Copa America this summer. Since surveys of the American Hispanic population indicate almost half of their demographic actually watch Soccer […]

DC United to Play in South American Club Championship
DC United to Play in South American Club Championship

Once again DC United has been invited to play in the super prestigious Copa Sudamericana, which along with the Copa Libertadoras serves as the continental club championship for South America. DC United participated in the 2005 edition and was defeated 4-3 on aggregate Universidad Catolica of Chile after blowing a […]

DC United to Play in Copa Sudamericana
DC United to Play in Copa Sudamericana

Once again DC United has been invited to play in the super prestigious Copa Sudamericana, which along with the Copa Libertadoras serves as the continental club championship for South America. DC United participated in the 2005 edition and was defeated 4-3 on aggregate Universidad Catolica of Chile after blowing a […]

Instant Impact From Angel
Instant Impact From Angel

Juan Pablo Angel was a somewhat controversial “Beckham Rule” signing. Despite having several good seasons at Villa Park he found himself surplus to the requirements after the January transfer window. Angel did score seven cup and league goals this past season in England, but knowing his time was up with […]

Bigger Than Beckham?
Bigger Than Beckham?

While Andriy Shevchenko isn’t the household name David Beckham is, he has far more hardware through the years to show for his career. Shevchenko has had a troubled season. at Chelsea since coming over from AC Milan for a world record transfer fee last year. Shevchenko stated that, “Soccer is […]

USL Update
USL Update

United Soccer League’s first division season is almost a month old now, and the season has had no shortage of exciting matches. This year for the first time since the inception of Major League Soccer in 1996, USL games will be telecast on national cable television, with an exclusive Friday […]

Super Classico Ends in Draw
Super Classico Ends in Draw

Galindo gave Chivas USA a first half lead The closest thing the United States has to a European Derby match is the Honda Superclassico which features the LA Galaxy and LA based Chivas USA. These games typically have much more active crowd participation than a typical MLS or USL match. […]