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.
Whose stock is up or down among 10 US Men’s National Team players
Whose stock is up or down among 10 US Men’s National Team players

The United States Men’s National Team enjoyed a historic week with friendly wins in Amsterdam against the Netherlands and in Cologne against Germany. While the results were incredible from the perspective of a national team that has historically performed poorly on European soil, the more important takeaways were the performances […]

USSF and US soccer leagues have serious questions to answer
USSF and US soccer leagues have serious questions to answer

With the world’s attention on Canada and the Women’s World Cup, discussion of the FIFA scandal has begun to fade in the United States. This could not have come at a better time for the USSF and the professional leagues in the United States. As my colleague Simon Evans discussed […]

Orlando City SC privately-financed stadium deal paves way for MLS expansion teams
Orlando City SC privately-financed stadium deal paves way for MLS expansion teams

On Friday afternoon, Orlando City SC announced a historic private stadium funding initiative, which includes increasing the capacity of the soon-to-be-built downtown facility to 25,000-28,000 seats. The news represents a political shift for an MLS club away from public funding and toward team owners making their own financial commitment to financing […]

Why NASL expansion to Miami smacks of desperation; By Kartik Krishnaiyer
Why NASL expansion to Miami smacks of desperation; By Kartik Krishnaiyer

NASL’s announcement of an expansion team in Miami beginning in 2016 was met with a wide range of opinions and a certain degree of shock among the American soccer intelligentsia. The new club, Miami FC, which shares the same name of the Miami FC team from 2006-2010 that morphed into the […]

‘Tactics Tim’ Sherwood having the last laugh on judgmental UK media
‘Tactics Tim’ Sherwood having the last laugh on judgmental UK media

Large elements of the British press derided Tim Sherwood when he managed Tottenham. While some of the criticisms might have been justified, many of the critiques were over the top. When Sherwood was appointed by a desperate Aston Villa club in February, the choice was controversial. Many writers and pundits […]

Danny Ings would be an ideal signing for Arsenal, Manchester City or Liverpool
Danny Ings would be an ideal signing for Arsenal, Manchester City or Liverpool

Burnley’s relegation to the Championship was confirmed Saturday despite a 1-0 victory over ailing Hull City. The Clarets fought like lions to stay in the Premier League but ultimately their quality, save one player was not enough to maintain Premiership status. That one player, Danny Ings, is a natural striker […]

Premier League is less compelling than other top European leagues
Premier League is less compelling than other top European leagues

This season’s Premier League whimpers to a close with a series of dead rubber matches. For a long time, we’ve been sold the narrative that the league is the most competitive, entertaining and compelling in the world with the greatest quality footballers. We have been told the league is of […]

Why Manchester City should retain Manuel Pellegrini for 2015-16
Why Manchester City should retain Manuel Pellegrini for 2015-16

Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City side recorded a third straight Premier League win on Sunday at White Hart Lane. The victory stopped a four game slide for the Blues away from Manchester and clinched at worst fourth spot in the league barring a complete reversal of goal difference (Manchester City is […]

Time for the critics to appreciate John Terry, the Chelsea footballer
Time for the critics to appreciate John Terry, the Chelsea footballer

The time has come for those who truly love English soccer to embrace John Terry as a titan of a generation rather than continuing to preface any praise of him with politically correct remarks. Terry is a one-club man who has now captained four Premier League title-winning clubs. He is hands […]

Kristian Nicht signing shows NASL’s value to Montreal Impact once again
Kristian Nicht signing shows NASL’s value to Montreal Impact once again

The NASL is often ignored by North American soccer fans especially around times like tonight’s CONCACAF Champions League final, which could be a major boon for the league. But the second leg of the final between Montreal and Club America will have a distinctly NASL flavor. Not only did Montreal […]

Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe could be the perfect choice as future England manager
Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe could be the perfect choice as future England manager

The achievements of AFC Bournemouth and manager Eddie Howe cannot be downplayed. The dynamism of a young but now battle-tested manager was the single driving force in securing three promotions for a historically small club on England’s south coast. Irrespective of what happens in the Premier League next season with […]