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.
Despite positives, Bundesliga faces uphill climb in United States
Despite positives, Bundesliga faces uphill climb in United States

Last week, World Soccer Talk spent several days in Germany and attended the Bayer Leverkusen-Schalke 04 match on November 29. As the tour proves, the Bundesliga has embarked on an aggressive effort to increase its global reach including a prioritization of the American market. German soccer has long had its proponents in the […]

The weight of England is on Gary Neville’s shoulders at Valencia
The weight of England is on Gary Neville’s shoulders at Valencia

Gary Neville’s surprise appointment by Valencia was a long time coming. The former Manchester United captain’s work as Roy Hodgson’s assistant manager, his tactical analysis for Sky Sports and friendship with Peter Lim all led to the appointment that was confirmed Wednesday. Neville’s appointment arrived with sensational media back home in […]

Terrorists are targeting soccer but fans’ power to unite will prevail
Terrorists are targeting soccer but fans’ power to unite will prevail

The followup of Friday’s events in Paris with the cancellation of Tuesday’s Germany-Netherlands friendly has shook the world. Four days after attacks in France included blasts outside the Stade de France during a France-Germany friendly, a suspicious package was found HDI-Arena in Hanover, prompting local police to evacuate the venue […]

FC Dallas and the birth of MLS 3.0
FC Dallas and the birth of MLS 3.0

FC Dallas is one step away from the MLS Cup after recording the most points in the league’s ultra-competitive Western Conference in 2015. The team faces Portland in a two-leg tie with the right to represent the West in MLS Cup 2015 on the line. If Dallas advances and Columbus […]

Success of Indian Super League partly due to MLS blueprint
Success of Indian Super League partly due to MLS blueprint

The first two seasons of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) championship has been a smashing success. The well-promoted league is essentially a 60-day mini-tournament that is meant to keep the attention of those in a nation not accustomed to following high-level club soccer on the local level. Both the Indian […]

David Moyes is tailor-made for MLS and would be a great fit for US Soccer
David Moyes is tailor-made for MLS and would be a great fit for US Soccer

David Moyes sacking from Real Sociedad creates a unique opportunity for several Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs to bring in a high level manager from abroad, one who understands the American game and player more than most. The former Everton boss has spent more time in the United States and […]

What Chelsea must do to finish 4th in the Premier League
What Chelsea must do to finish 4th in the Premier League

Chelsea is sinking without a trace in this Premier League season. While it has been obvious since a 1-3 loss to Southampton early in October that the Blues were unlikely to repeat as Premier League champions, three league losses on the trot now make it increasingly difficult for Chelsea to finish […]

Jacksonville Armada FC looking to build on successful inaugural season
Jacksonville Armada FC looking to build on successful inaugural season

The Jacksonville Armada FC completed the club’s inaugural season this past Sunday sporting an announced record crowd of over 9,000 at the Baseball Grounds. This final match of the Armada’s first season culminated what has been an off-the-field model of how to launch an expansion team in NASL. From superior […]

Ranking the top 20 cities for MLS, NASL and USL expansion
Ranking the top 20 cities for MLS, NASL and USL expansion

Interest in professional soccer is growing at an unprecedented pace in the United States and Canada. However, not all markets are created equally. If marketing and stadium circumstances are favorable, almost any metropolitan area over 500,000 citizens could support pro soccer, but some have better situations than others. While the […]

Sunderland move does not make sense for Sam Allardyce
Sunderland move does not make sense for Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce has returned to club management after a short sabbatical by accepting an offer to manage Sunderland. Ellis Short, the reclusive American-based billionaire who owns the club stated the obvious when he said “Sam was the obvious best choice for the job.” Clearly Allardyce, whose record speaks for itself, […]

CONCACAF Cup primer: Why USA vs. Mexico matters
CONCACAF Cup primer: Why USA vs. Mexico matters

Why is it so big? The number of Americans of Mexican descent is approximately 54 million people, or almost one-sixth of the United States population. The tight balance in the CONCACAF region makes every US-Mexico game a high stakes spectacle between two often evenly-matches teams. Mexico more or less dominated […]