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.
Manchester City Launches Its Own Digital Sticker Collection
Manchester City Launches Its Own Digital Sticker Collection

The soccer sticker craze has hit digital formats, highlighted last week by Manchester City’s launch of a new digital sticker album in various formats including tablets and smart phones. The album is a partnership between Manchester City and online collectible company 2STIC. Last year, Topps — a sports card manufacturer […]

The Neutral’s Guide to the Premier League Title Race
The Neutral’s Guide to the Premier League Title Race

Three teams still have a mathematical shot at lifting the Barclays Premier League trophy on May 11th. Let’s look at each of the three from a neutral perspective. Liverpool Why neutrals should support Liverpool 1. The most traditional club of the three with 18 top flight titles but no title […]

The Jose Mourinho, Sam Allardyce and Tony Pulis Way: Pragmatism is Not Cynicism
The Jose Mourinho, Sam Allardyce and Tony Pulis Way: Pragmatism is Not Cynicism

Soccer is all about results. It’s a results oriented business, not an entertainment first oriented charity. All too often supporters and many in the media seem to forget this reality.  Obsession with style and aesthetic elements of soccer has always been prevalent, but recently the proponents of the beautiful game […]

World Soccer Talk’s PFA Team of the 2013/14 Premier League Season
World Soccer Talk’s PFA Team of the 2013/14 Premier League Season

Editor’s note: The Professional Footballers’ Association Team of the Season will be released this weekend, so here at World Soccer Talk, our Kartik Krishnaiyer has put together his list of the best team of this memorable 2013/14 season. Goalkeeper Tim Howard was a difficult selection over the likes of Petr […]

MLS Going Against Its Own Principles In Rush to Launch NYCFC
MLS Going Against Its Own Principles In Rush to Launch NYCFC

At Monday’s press conference, New York City FC (NYCFC), who will begin playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2015, announced they will be housed at Yankee Stadium for three years. This comes less than a year after what seemed like a rushed announcement giving Manchester City FC and the New […]

Tony Pulis Has Built a Solid Foundation at Crystal Palace To Build Upon
Tony Pulis Has Built a Solid Foundation at Crystal Palace To Build Upon

Tony Pulis’ consultation with Sir Alex Ferguson about taking the Crystal Palace manager job reveals how difficult of a proposition it appeared to be at the time. But with 36 points in 23 matches since Pulis was named Eagles boss, the payoff has been enormous both in the continued growth […]

Perspective on Manchester City’s Loss to Liverpool
Perspective on Manchester City’s Loss to Liverpool

“We’re not really here” is a mantra Manchester City fans sing with pride. That’s why, despite the pain of a loss to Liverpool that might very well end our title hopes this season, we will continue to enjoy the soccer our club is providing and the indulgence in the club […]

How Manchester City Lost the Tactical Battle Against Liverpool
How Manchester City Lost the Tactical Battle Against Liverpool

The buildup to Sunday’s mouthwatering title-impacting clash was largely about the players set with the backdrop of the 25th Anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster as well as talk about Liverpool’s desire to win a first league title in almost a quarter century. But the critical difference came in the tactical setups […]

Massimo Cellino Offers Leeds United Hope For the Future
Massimo Cellino Offers Leeds United Hope For the Future

No question exists that the takeover of Leeds United by Italian businessman Massimo Cellino is controversial. Cellino’s attempt to acquire the club was initially rejected by the Football League, but that decision was overturned Saturday on appeal. Leeds United fans have been through more than almost any other set of […]

Why Jose Mourinho’s Criticisms of Premier League Rescheduling Are Valid
Why Jose Mourinho’s Criticisms of Premier League Rescheduling Are Valid

Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho says lots of provocative things in post-match comments that are simply mind games or emotional overreactions. But one place where he is correct is in the rather odd situation that the Premier League has once again this season scheduled make-up dates in the last week of […]