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.
Time for MLS to look beyond Miami for second Florida soccer team
Time for MLS to look beyond Miami for second Florida soccer team

The time for Major League Soccer to look past Miami and David Beckham has come to pass. Don Garber’s 45-day deadline is almost certain to come and go without a resolution in Miami’s favor. Thus the time has come to consider other options. Let me make the case today that […]

Van Gaal’s big buys underwhelm, leaving Manchester United vulnerable
Van Gaal’s big buys underwhelm, leaving Manchester United vulnerable

Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United tenure appears to be getting rockier by the day. In hindsight, Monday’s 2-1 loss at Old Trafford to Arsenal in the FA Cup Sixth Round seems predictable given the recent performances of the Red Devils. Still, losing to one of the club’s great rivals and […]

Orlando City 1-1 New York City FC match report; By Kartik Krishnaiyer
Orlando City 1-1 New York City FC match report; By Kartik Krishnaiyer

Florida has been kicked around by critics for years as a place where professional soccer could not thrive. But as I wrote on Thursday, things have changed in three major Florida markets. Foremost among them is Orlando who played its first MLS game Sunday afternoon at a sold-out Citrus Bowl. The 62,510 […]

NASL could suffer greatly due to MLS and its new CBA deal
NASL could suffer greatly due to MLS and its new CBA deal

The new MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) appears to be a big victory for MLS players and for the league’s management. With four new expansion clubs having paid large fees to join the league and a new TV deal along with several new lucrative sponsorships, Major League Soccer is poised […]

7 reasons Manchester City keeps getting exposed in the Champions League
7 reasons Manchester City keeps getting exposed in the Champions League

Manchester City’s defeat to Barcelona in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 on Tuesday was deja vu for most City supporters. Here are 7 reasons why Manchester City keeps getting exposed in the Champions League: 1- Tactical Naivety Manchester City has built a deep squad to compete on […]

9 reasons why the Premier League needs NBC for 2016-19 TV rights deal
9 reasons why the Premier League needs NBC for 2016-19 TV rights deal

In the last year and a half, the Premier League has reached a new level of recognition and marketability in the United States. While to some it might appear this is simply part of a natural evolution toward more interest in the European club game, the reality is this push […]

FIFA’s Qatar decision will face backlash of growing club power
FIFA’s Qatar decision will face backlash of growing club power

FIFA’s pending announcement to officially announce that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be moved to November-December has already caused shockwaves throughout the sport. Most importantly perhaps is its impact on the European club calendar and the knock-on impact the move of the World Cup will have on three different […]

Instant replays not the solution after poor weekend of Premier League officiating
Instant replays not the solution after poor weekend of Premier League officiating

The case for some sort of instant replay in the Premier League was made by Jose Mourinho on Sunday’s surprising appearance on Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday program. Following Kevin Friend’s shocking first half performance in Southampton’s loss at St Mary’s to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, Mourinho’s calls for replay […]

Europa League Round of 32 ties make their mark with exciting start
Europa League Round of 32 ties make their mark with exciting start

With four arguably stale and largely predictable first leg ties in the books in the UEFA Champions League, continental focus shifted to the Europa League on Thursday. What the day threw up in terms of 16 different Round of 32 ties, was great goals, excitement and unpredictable scorelines. Celtic’s late […]

Who will be the next Miguel Ibarra from NASL to play for USMNT?
Who will be the next Miguel Ibarra from NASL to play for USMNT?

Jürgen Klinsmann’s scouting of NASL games and continued selection of Minnesota United’s Miguel Ibarra has fueled speculation as to who else in he US 2nd Division NASL could warrant a call-up to the US Men’s National Team squad. The first name on the lips of many that are knowledgeable about lower-division […]

Why USL’s quest for US Soccer’s Division 2 status is problematic
Why USL’s quest for US Soccer’s Division 2 status is problematic

Tuesday’s news that USL will apply for Division 2 status shook up the US Soccer community. As the former Director of Communications for the North American Soccer League (NASL) when the league battled USL for D2 status in 2010 and early 2011, it is a bittersweet moment. The NASL forced […]

Manchester City’s over dependency on Yaya Toure is hurting the club
Manchester City’s over dependency on Yaya Toure is hurting the club

For the third time in four seasons, Manchester City has experienced a decline in results during the months of January and February. Not so coincidently, these January/February plummets have occurred when Yaya Toure has been away on Africa Cup of Nations duty. Regardless of whatever statistics are cited by supporters of Manchester City, […]

Why Juan Cuadrado may end up being a bad buy for Chelsea
Why Juan Cuadrado may end up being a bad buy for Chelsea

With the January transfer window now closed, here’s my column to sort through all of the good buys and bad buys from the deadline day as clubs across Europe attempted to add depth to their squad while others looked for a way to offload excess weight or to make a sizable profit. […]