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.
Kyle Beckerman Deserves to be Named in USMNT World Cup Squad
Kyle Beckerman Deserves to be Named in USMNT World Cup Squad

It’s been a long time coming for Kyle Beckerman. A player I personally watched closely as a youngster, when he was a “Nike Project-40” prospect that had just graduated from the Bradenton Academy and assigned to the Miami Fusion, is closing in on a World Cup spot for the US […]

David Moyes’ Tactical Switch Allows Danny Welbeck to Shine
David Moyes’ Tactical Switch Allows Danny Welbeck to Shine

While more often than not this season, David Moyes has gotten his tactics all wrong in big matches, yesterday against Bayern Munich at Old Trafford he got his team sheet spot on. Moyes received praise for his use of Danny Welbeck in the 1-1 Champions League quarterfinal first leg draw but to […]

Jose Mourinho Is Losing The War of Premier League Mind Games
Jose Mourinho Is Losing The War of Premier League Mind Games

Earlier in the season, it seemed that the British media hung on every word Jose Mourinho uttered. But that is no longer the case as the self-proclaimed “Happy One” has become more and more erratic in his post-match comments and less incisive or creative in his mind games. When the […]

Top 5 Misconceptions About the Manchester Derby
Top 5 Misconceptions About the Manchester Derby

In the build-up to Tuesday’s Manchester derby, which will be televised live on US television at 3pm ET on NBCSN, here are 5 misconceptions about the match between Manchester United and Manchester City: 1. Manchester United are more motivated than Manchester City The Red Devils have plenty of motivation after […]

USMNT Legend Steve Cherundolo Retires From Professional Soccer
USMNT Legend Steve Cherundolo Retires From Professional Soccer

“Solid and, at times, unspectacular” described Steve Cherundolo’s professional career. The American international, who won 87 caps for the US Men’s National Team and played in three World Cups, retired Wednesday after persistent knee problems robbed him of an ability to feature in a fourth World Cup this summer. Often […]

Manchester City’s Premier League Ambitions Hang In The Balance
Manchester City’s Premier League Ambitions Hang In The Balance

When February began, Manchester City were flying high. Coming off a 5-1 thrashing of Tottenham at White Hart Lane, the Blues sat atop the Barclays Premier League table and some pundits were predicting that City was close to running away with the title. However, things abruptly changed on February 3rd when […]

Tottenham Footballers Lacking Character, Leadership and Fight In Erratic Season
Tottenham Footballers Lacking Character, Leadership and Fight In Erratic Season

Entering last Saturday’s London derby with Chelsea, Tottenham appeared to be well positioned to crack the top four party. The early season crisis of confidence and character under sacked manager Andre Vilas-Boas had been replaced by more free-flowing and assured performances under Tim Sherwood. Tottenham’s record at Stamford Bridge since […]

Martín Demichelis Doesn’t Deserve to be Manchester City’s Scapegoat
Martín Demichelis Doesn’t Deserve to be Manchester City’s Scapegoat

Many Manchester City fans have created a frequent scapegoat in Martín Demichelis. Yet the Argentine defender has been solidly unspectacular this season helping the Blues stay in the title race to claim the first piece silverware this season — the Capital One Cup. When Demichelis’s name comes up, three points […]

Tottenham Primed to Challenge For a UEFA Champions League Spot
Tottenham Primed to Challenge For a UEFA Champions League Spot

Roberto Soldado, whose £26m move to Spurs turned into the subject of much ridicule, finally scored a goal again from open play in the Premier League this season. His goal on Sunday was the first in the league during 2014. However, much like he did with Emmanuel Adebayor, manager Tim […]

What to Expect From Fulham Manager Felix Magath
What to Expect From Fulham Manager Felix Magath

Felix Magath’s appointment as the new Fulham boss brings one of the most enigmatic, controversial and successful Bundesliga managers of the last decade to the Premier League. Magath becomes the first German to manage in England’s top flight as well as the first man of American/Puerto Rican descent (his father […]