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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.

Ronald Koeman to Be Named Southampton Manager

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Premier League club Southampton are prepared to name Ronald Koeman as Manager according to multiple reports in the British press. He would replace Mauricio Pochettino who left the club last month to take the same position at Tottenham Hotspur. Koeman, … Continue reading

5 USMNT World Cup Soccer Stars With Ties to South Florida

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When the United States Men’s National Team takes the field against Ghana on Monday, soccer fans in South Florida will be cheering on their local heroes. The area has a rich soccer heritage and history. The region, which is a … Continue reading

FIFA Investigating Drone Incident at France Training Ground

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FIFA is investigating a possible unmanned flying machine that was allegedly spying on French training earlier this week. The drone was spotted flying above the French training base in Ribeirao Preto. Drones are becoming commonplace in military and intelligence work … Continue reading

Swedish Referee Jonas Eriksson to Referee Ghana-United States

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Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson has been assigned by FIFA as the center referee for the United States against Ghana in Natal on Monday. The official was the center of controversy earlier this year when he refereed the first leg of … Continue reading

England 1-2 Italy: Hodgson’s Tactics Work But Three Lions Lacking in Quality

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England manager Roy Hodgson set up tonight with an aggressive formation playing young Raheem Sterling, a natural winger, in the hole right behind Danny Sturridge and pushing Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck out onto the flanks. The two Manchester United … Continue reading

Uruguay 1-3 Costa Rica: Masterclass By the Ticos: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Costa Rica stunned an Uruguay side who were without superstar striker Luis Suarez by a 3-1 scoreline on Saturday afternoon in Fortaleza. The highly-fancied Uruguayans were caught surprised early in the match by an attacking oriented Ticos side that was … Continue reading

American World Cup Defender John Brooks Being Chased By Multiple Premier League Clubs

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American World Cup Defender John Anthony Brooks who was a somewhat controversial inclusion in Jurgen Klinsmann’s United States selection is being chased by multiple Premier League clubs according to Sky Sports. The 21-year-old Hertha Berlin man played for both the Germany … Continue reading

ESPN’s World Cup Opening Game Scores 55% Increase In Viewers Compared to 2010

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ESPN’s telecast of the opening match of the 2014 World Cup between Brazil and Croatia netted a 2.8 rating and 4.4 million viewers. The number of viewers was 55% higher than the opening match of the 2010 World Cup between South … Continue reading

Netherlands 5-1 Spain: Orange Tear Apart Reigning World Champions; Match Highlights (VIDEO)

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In a rematch of the 2010 World Cup Final, the Netherlands crushed Spain 5-1 thanks to inspirational performances from Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie. Spain’s early advantage gained by a controversially called penalty when Diego Costa was fouled in … Continue reading

Mexican Coach Miguel Herrera Feels El Tri Can Win the World Cup

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Despite needing the help of the United States to qualify for the World Cup after an embarrassingly poor qualifying campaign, Mexico Manager Miguel Herrera feels El Tri can win the World Cup. Herrera was one of four managers to take charge … Continue reading

Why FIFA Should Only Select the Best Officials For The World Cup

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Tonight’s Brazil-Croatia World Cup opener was marred by uneven, inconsistent and ultimately result-determining officiating. Without dwelling too deeply on the calls that impacted the result, this is simply the latest episode where a match involving European-based players accustomed to a certain … Continue reading

MLS Commissioner Garber: David Beckham Miami Bid Back to “Square One”

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A day after David Beckham’s bid to place a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise in Miami was dealt a major blow, MLS Commissioner Don Garber appeared to give the international soccer icon little wiggle room. Addressing reporters outside Stade Saputo in … Continue reading

American Midfielder Jermaine Jones Will Not Celebrate If He Scores vs. Germany

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German-born American International Jermaine Jones will not celebrate if he scores against his native country. The former German National Team midfielder who filed a one-time national team switch with FIFA in 2009 has become a critical player in Jürgen Klinsmann’s US … Continue reading

German Midfielder Mesut Özil Responds to his Critics

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German midfielder Mesut Özil has hit back at the growing chorus of criticism directed towards him from both the German media and supporters. The Arsenal midfielder is coming off a stop-start first season in England after being discarded by Real … Continue reading

Mexican Striker Carlos Vela Could Return to Arsenal Next Season

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Controversial Mexican Striker Carlos Vela who has refused to play for his country and is not on the 2014 World Cup roster will return to Arsenal next season according to Jokin Aperribay, the President of Vela’s current club Real Sociedad Apperribay … Continue reading

VIDEO: Michael Bradley Says USA “Excited” By Heat and Travel

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The United States might have a natural advantage in the heat and humidity of Brazil. The United States domestic top flight, Major League Soccer plays through the hottest months of year with temperatures sometimes reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit during matches. … Continue reading

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Faces Backlash From European Powers

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s attempts at demagoguery and playing at fear may have gone over well with Asian and African nations on Monday but Tuesday he faced he major backlash from leaders in the European game. Michael van Praag, a … Continue reading

Minnesota United Claims Spring NASL Title

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Minnesota United FC claimed the Spring Season North American Soccer League (NASL) title this weekend, the clubs second piece of silverware since the relaunch of the league in 2011. Ironically, United’s 3-3  title clinching draw in St Petersburg, Florida against … Continue reading

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