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Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

About 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.

Key Tactical Change By Joachim Löw Turns Germany’s World Cup Hopes Around

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Just a week ago, Germany appeared to be struggling. The highly-touted side had struggled in a Round of 16 match against Algeria after having been exposed at various times during the Group stage. The problems for Germany earlier in the … Continue reading

One Major Reason Why Germany Has Been More Successful Than England in World Cup 2014

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In the summer of 2009, England and Germany faced off in the final of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship. The two sides had met earlier in the competition and had drawn 1-1. The Germans ended up routing the Stuart Pearce-led … Continue reading

German Manager Joachim Löw Concerned About “Brutal and Crude” Challenges

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Germany Manager Joachim Löw expressed concerns about the “brutal and crude” challenges that were witnessed in Brazil’s 2-1 World Cup quarterfinal victory over Colombia on Saturday. Germany faces Brazil in the semifinals on Tuesday. Mexican referee Marco Rodríguez has been selected … Continue reading

Weaknesses of Premier League Exposed at 2014 FIFA World Cup

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The Premier League is lauded by its proponents as the best league in the world. While many do not believe the World Cup is the best competition this sport has to offer (the UEFA Champions League is arguably a higher … Continue reading

Nigeria Facing Suspension From FIFA

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Nigeria’s Football Federation was voted out of office on Saturday in an apparent Coup d’état that is unlikely to be recognized by FIFA. A hastily arranged Assembly took the action of voting in a new board. At issue is the … Continue reading

Liverpool Close in on Lazar Marković Signing

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Liverpool are closing in on a deal to sign Lazar Marković for a fee of about £20m  from Benfica according to Sky Sports. The 20 year-old Serbian winger scored five times in 26 league matches last season for the Portuguese … Continue reading

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Louis Van Gaal’s Genius Tactical Decisions Paying Off For Netherlands

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The Netherlands entered this World Cup with the lowest expectations the nation has had for a major tournament since the 1960s. Golden generations have come and gone in Dutch football, yet the nation has never lifted the World Cup trophy. … Continue reading

Neymar Confident Brazil Will Make Him a World Champion

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Brazil’s superstar Neymar was ruled out of the World Cup on Friday after sustaining an injury late on in the 2-1 victory over Colombia. The FC Barcelona man who has been among the most influential players in this World Cup … Continue reading

Costa Rica Concerned About Arjen Robben’s Diving

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Following another decisive display of theatrics in the Netherlands 2-1 comeback victory over Mexico in the Round of 16, Arjen Robben has once again become a lightning rod. Robben whose diving and petulance was one of the leading topics of … Continue reading

Brazil’s Neymar Ruled Out of the World Cup (VIDEO)

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UPDATE 9:30 PM ET: NEYMAR HAS BEEN RULED OUT OF THE WORLD CUP  Brazil’s talismanic superstar Neymar is a serious doubt for the host nation’s semifinal clash against Germany on Tuesday. The FC Barcelona man came into today’s quarterfinal match against nursing … Continue reading

Interview With Ossie Ardiles About 30 For 30 Film that Debuts Tonight, ‘White, Blue and White’

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On Thursday night at 7pm ET, ESPN will debut its final film in the 30 For 30 Soccer Stories series. The film, entitled White, Blue and White, tells the story of Osvaldo Ardiles and Ricky Villa’s journey from Argentina to … Continue reading

Failure of USA to Beat Belgium Reflects Negatively On MLS

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An easy, somewhat lazy narrative has developed through the years that Major League Soccer has helped the United States Men’s National Team grow. While this is true from a pure standpoint of quality of squad depth, the league has from … Continue reading

Brazilian Superstar Neymar Should Be Fit For Quarterfinal

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The host nation Brazil has been sweating on the fitness of Neymar whose delivered the winning penalty in the shootout versus Chile on Saturday.  In that match, Neymar suffered thigh and knee injuries that have been under close evaluation by Brazilian … Continue reading

Brazilian Superstar Kaka Mobbed By Orlando City Fans At Airport [PHOTOS]

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The wait is over: Brazilian superstar Kaka arrived in Orlando tonight after opting out of his contract with AC Milan. He will be officially unveiled tomorrow as Orlando City’s first designated player. A large crowd turned out at Orlando International … Continue reading

Arjen Robben Admits To Diving In Mexico World Cup Game

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Netherlands and Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has found himself once again the center of controversy as he admitted to diving in the first-half of the Netherlands come from behind 2-1 victory over Mexico. The win advanced Robben and his … Continue reading

How Should the United States Line Up Against Belgium?

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The United States will need to play its best game of this World Cup in order to overcome Belgium on Tuesday. While the Belgians have struggled at times in Group H play, they have the types of players that can … Continue reading

Swansea City Signs Striker Bafétimbi Gomis While Likely Losing Michu

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Swansea City has finalized the signing of striker Bafétimbi Gomis on a free transfer from Lyon. The 28-year-old passed his medical having agreed to a four-year deal with the South Wales club. Gomis was sought after by multiple Premier League … Continue reading

South Korea 0-1 Belgium: Match Highlights (VIDEO)

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Belgium defeated South Korea 1-0 on Thursday evening. With the win the Belgians secured the top spot in Group H. South Korea was eliminated. The highly-rated Belgian side won all three Group H encounters but still managed to underwhelm many … Continue reading