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.
New York Cosmos face Atlanta Silverbacks in NASL top of the table weekend clash
New York Cosmos face Atlanta Silverbacks in NASL top of the table weekend clash

While Real Madrid and Schalke legend Raul’s signing with the New York Cosmos has grabbed the headlines early in the NASL season, the league boasts another undefeated team down in Atlanta. The league-owned Silverbacks managed by former Stevenage and Colorado Rapids Head Coach Gary Smith have assembled an excellent squad […]

How the Premier League could split US TV Packages for 2016-19
How the Premier League could split US TV Packages for 2016-19

Sports Business Daily reported on Tuesday that the Premier League is considering splitting packages for the next round US TV rights, which will run from 2016 to 2019. This would follow the precedent set by the league in other major markets such as the UK. The Premier League has experienced […]

NASL reaching new heights in 2015 with improvements across the board
NASL reaching new heights in 2015 with improvements across the board

The North American Soccer League (NASL) has faced many questions about expansion and its long-term goals over this offseason. However, with the 2015 Spring Season underway, those questions have been put on the back burner and the league has shown its on-field competitiveness and quality as well as increasing depth […]

5 steps Manchester City need to take to regain its long-term dominance
5 steps Manchester City need to take to regain its long-term dominance

Manuel Pellegrini seems certain to be the fall guy for the failings of Manchester City during the 2014-15 club season. While his tactics and stubbornness can certainly be critiqued, the positives about the Chilean manager have not been seen in sometime. Let’s take a moment to look at what Pellegrini has […]

Appetite for pro soccer in Florida proving critics dead wrong
Appetite for pro soccer in Florida proving critics dead wrong

Florida has been kicked around long and hard by the critics over the years. Often seen as a pro soccer wasteland and a place that could not support the American pro game, the state has been the biggest storyline of this year’s young professional soccer season. Orlando City SC, who made […]

2015 NASL season preview: Predicted winners and major talking points
2015 NASL season preview: Predicted winners and major talking points

The North American Soccer League (NASL) will begin its fifth season as an independent league on April 4. The league, which features the world-famous New York Cosmos, faces numerous challenges in the marketplace. Currently, the NASL is the only designated Division 2 league under United States Soccer Federation (USSF) guidelines, […]

One World Sports looks forward to a 2015 filled with its soccer programming
One World Sports looks forward to a 2015 filled with its soccer programming

At the Sportel Conference in Miami last week, World Soccer Talk sat down with One World Sports’ Executive Vice President for Programming and Production Joel Feld to discuss the TV network’s contract to televise New York Cosmos games, as well as its other soccer programming. In recent years, the Connecticut-based […]

With NASL-ESPN deal, NASL games now more accessible online than MLS
With NASL-ESPN deal, NASL games now more accessible online than MLS

The North American Soccer League (NASL) today announced a global partnership with ESPN whereby a minimum of a 120 NASL matches each season will be carried across 75 nations on various ESPN online platforms including ESPN3.com in the United States. While MLS secured a 7-year TV deal starting this season, the […]

How faith and hard work paid off for Minnesota’s soccer supporters
How faith and hard work paid off for Minnesota’s soccer supporters

Minnesota is perhaps the most deserving market for MLS that has joined the league since Portland was announced in April 2009. The region, which has played host to a team in a professional league since 1990 — the longest such streak for any American market — has been through its ups and […]

Steven Gerrard’s red card caps off career that promised so much more
Steven Gerrard’s red card caps off career that promised so much more

The celebration of Steven Gerrard’s career will be a main area of focus over the player’s final weeks as a Liverpool player. However, for many, Steven Gerrard is exiting his career in Europe as a figure of tragedy. While Liverpool fans and Gerrard backers will point to his trophy haul and […]

Time for MLS to pull the plug on Miami debacle
Time for MLS to pull the plug on Miami debacle

The time has come for MLS to pull the plug on the Miami debacle. The league, which has begun its 20th season in a strong position, now has the ability to pick and choose expansion markets. David Beckham’s commitment to Miami and to MLS is admirable, but the market is […]

4 ways Manchester City can give Barcelona a run for its money
4 ways Manchester City can give Barcelona a run for its money

Manchester City’s recent league form has resembled the club’s constant struggles in Europe – lots of meaningless possession punctuated by defensive errors and eventual capitulation. Now Manuel Pellegrini faces Barcelona for the fourth time in thirteen months with his job potentially hanging in the balance. Pellegrini’s previous matches against better […]

Manchester City’s problems go way beyond Manuel Pellegrini
Manchester City’s problems go way beyond Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini’s tenure as Manchester City manager has been called into question after a series of indifferent performances that culminated in a 1-0 loss against Burnley on Saturday. The Chilean manager’s position, depending on what source you consider, is either safe or in terminal crisis. Ironically at Turf Moor on Saturday, it […]