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.
Raheem Sterling the right buy at a critical time for Manchester City
Raheem Sterling the right buy at a critical time for Manchester City

By many pundits, Raheem Sterling is being called “overpriced” at £49 million. However, when you consider the £35 million Liverpool spent on Andy Carroll, the £50 million Chelsea spent on Fernando Torres and even the £28 million Manchester City just spent in January on Wilfried Bony, Sterling looks a potential bargain. Sterling […]

It’s time for CONCACAF to rotate the Gold Cup hosting rights
It’s time for CONCACAF to rotate the Gold Cup hosting rights

Former CONCACAF General Secretary and FIFA Executive Committee member Chuck Blazer has been banned from all soccer activities for life on Thursday. The announcement’s timing was ironic as the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Blazer’s biggest contribution to the world soccer landscape, had just kicked off in suburban Dallas on Tuesday. The 2015 Gold […]

US men’s soccer game against Honduras a chore to watch compared to USWNT
US men’s soccer game against Honduras a chore to watch compared to USWNT

The United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) began the defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title with an underwhelming and fortuitous 2-1 victory over Honduras in Frisco, Texas on Tuesday evening. This match came just two nights after the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) wowed the nation and won the […]

What did MLS and US Soccer know about Traffic and CONCACAF’s improprieties?
What did MLS and US Soccer know about Traffic and CONCACAF’s improprieties?

With the CONCACAF Gold Cup about to kick off, the FIFA scandal should be on the front-burner for most American journalists. As the FBI indictments against several CONCACAF and Traffic Sports officials indicate, the governing body for the sport in North and Central America as well as the Caribbean, has […]

USA women’s coach Jill Ellis has proven us all wrong
USA women’s coach Jill Ellis has proven us all wrong

During the past few weeks, US soccer fans and media have been highly critical of US Women’s National Team Head Coach Jill Ellis and the tactics she has employed. This writer was no exception. My big beef with Ellis’ tactics throughout the Group stage and in the first Knockout round was […]

Why Manchester City need to close Raheem Sterling deal soon
Why Manchester City need to close Raheem Sterling deal soon

Manchester City’s poor transfer dealings the last several windows have allowed the club to lose its English core, to be passed by Chelsea and caught by Arsenal and Manchester United. Again this summer, City’s buying and selling appear to be belated and perhaps based more on hopefulness and naivety than […]

Tampa Bay Rowdies strike partnership with Brazilian club São Paulo FC
Tampa Bay Rowdies strike partnership with Brazilian club São Paulo FC

The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced a landmark historic partnership with Brazilian club São Paulo FC on Tuesday. According to a Rowdies club statement, “today [marks] a historic international partnership, that will strengthen both clubs’ visions of developing youth and professional players in the Americas and abroad.” “Welcome to the modern […]

Whose stock is up or down among 10 US Men’s National Team players
Whose stock is up or down among 10 US Men’s National Team players

The United States Men’s National Team enjoyed a historic week with friendly wins in Amsterdam against the Netherlands and in Cologne against Germany. While the results were incredible from the perspective of a national team that has historically performed poorly on European soil, the more important takeaways were the performances […]

USSF and US soccer leagues have serious questions to answer
USSF and US soccer leagues have serious questions to answer

With the world’s attention on Canada and the Women’s World Cup, discussion of the FIFA scandal has begun to fade in the United States. This could not have come at a better time for the USSF and the professional leagues in the United States. As my colleague Simon Evans discussed […]

Orlando City SC privately-financed stadium deal paves way for MLS expansion teams
Orlando City SC privately-financed stadium deal paves way for MLS expansion teams

On Friday afternoon, Orlando City SC announced a historic private stadium funding initiative, which includes increasing the capacity of the soon-to-be-built downtown facility to 25,000-28,000 seats. The news represents a political shift for an MLS club away from public funding and toward team owners making their own financial commitment to financing […]