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.
Questions arise about the growth of foreign ownership in US soccer
Questions arise about the growth of foreign ownership in US soccer

The recent events regarding Frank Lampard have brought the question of foreign ownership in the U.S. professional soccer leagues back into the spotlight. The Lampard saga has highlighted a growing trend of investment from foreign owners into the United States professional game. New York City FC (NYCFC) is the most extreme […]

Arsenal making inroads in US with youth soccer summer camps
Arsenal making inroads in US with youth soccer summer camps

Arsenal has made an increasing commitment to the American market in recent years. The club toured the United States for the first time in almost 25 years in 2013 and has notably increased its marketing presence recently. Stan Kroenke, the club’s American owner, and Ivan Gazidis, the club’s chief executive, both […]

Manchester City is dangerously close to losing its soul as a playing club
Manchester City is dangerously close to losing its soul as a playing club

Manchester City is veering dangerously close to completely losing its soul as a playing club despite the stated “holistic” approach of management. An English club that once upon a time fielded players almost entirely from the British Isles, the Blues are close to completing a transition to an entirely foreign […]

MLS holding Beckham to a downtown Miami-only stadium location makes zero sense
MLS holding Beckham to a downtown Miami-only stadium location makes zero sense

Rumors continue to swirl both in South Florida and nationally about David Beckham’s plans regarding his proposed MLS team in Miami. The global superstar has run into numerous hurdles to build a stadium in the desired downtown location. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has made it clear that he […]

Rene Meulensteen sees bright future ahead for US Soccer but improvements needed
Rene Meulensteen sees bright future ahead for US Soccer but improvements needed

Rene Meulensteen played an integral part in four Premier League title winning teams at Manchester United during his tenure as Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant manager from 2007 to 2013. He briefly served as Head Coach of Fulham during the 2013-14 season and achieved some notable results including a draw at Old Trafford. However, he […]

Why Rescuing Jermain Defoe From MLS Is Good Business for Sunderland
Why Rescuing Jermain Defoe From MLS Is Good Business for Sunderland

With the January transfer window open, here’s my column to sort through all of the good buys and bad buys in this calendar month as clubs across Europe attempt to add depth to their squad while others look for a way to offload excess weight or to make a sizable […]

More Questions Remain Than Answers at Fort Lauderdale Strikers
More Questions Remain Than Answers at Fort Lauderdale Strikers

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League made a splash on Wednesday by unveiling Brazilian legend Ronaldo as a part-owner and potential player. The Strikers got an international and national publicity bump out of the announcement. Ronaldo himself was well-spoken and thoughtful in his responses to the […]

Harry Redknapp’s Excuses and Lack of Tactical Acumen Bringing QPR Down
Harry Redknapp’s Excuses and Lack of Tactical Acumen Bringing QPR Down

Harry Redknapp continues to be in a state of denial about the true shape of his Queen Park Rangers side. The expensively assembled group of players have underachieved and lacked real squad cohesion away from home all season. Having been backed since his appointment in December 2012 by QPR Chairman […]

Why John Carver Deserves the Permanent Newcastle United Manager Job
Why John Carver Deserves the Permanent Newcastle United Manager Job

John Carver is the perfect person to lead Newcastle United at this tumultuous time. A Geordie who understands the club, worked side-by-side with Sir Bobby Robson and had high-level head coaching experience in Major League Soccer, Carver seems uniquely poised to handle the Magpies hot seat. Newcastle United’s “cockney mafia” […]

Why Manchester City May Ultimately Regret Signing Wilfried Bony
Why Manchester City May Ultimately Regret Signing Wilfried Bony

With the January transfer window open, here’s my column to sort through all of the good buys and bad buys in this calendar month as clubs across Europe attempt to add depth to their squad while others look for a way to offload excess weight or to make a sizable […]

Similar to Chelsea, Manchester City Now Faces Squad Conundrum
Similar to Chelsea, Manchester City Now Faces Squad Conundrum

Manchester City are beginning to run into the same squad limit problems Chelsea has faced for several seasons now. Beginning in the 2010-11 season, the Premier League required all sides to register at least eight homegrown players if they wanted to name a full squad of 25 senior players. Prior […]

How the Over-Protective US Soccer Media Skews MLS Coverage
How the Over-Protective US Soccer Media Skews MLS Coverage

Let me be the first to admit that objective journalism in the world of US soccer is difficult. Those who love the sport in this country and want to see it succeed tend to become cheerleaders for the US men’s and women’s national teams as well as the nation’s top […]