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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.

Russian Captain Roman Shirokov Ruled Out of World Cup

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Russia will be without its captain in Brazil for the World Cup as Roman Shirokov was ruled out of the tournament Friday with a lingering back injury. The midfielder who stars at Zenit St. Petersburg was absent for all three … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Steven Gerrard Says England’s Confidence Is High

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England Captain Steven Gerrard spoke to the media in Miami on Friday afternoon following a training session at Barry University. The Three Lions have a final World Cup warm-up friendly tomorrow against Honduras before leaving for Brazil. Liverpool’s captain was … Continue reading

Bruce Arena’s Nationalistic Criticisms of Jürgen Klinsmann Have No Place in American Soccer

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Former US Men’s National Team Coach Bruce Arena believes that the US Men’s National Team needs to be a fundamentally American team. Currently, German playing legend Jürgen Klinsmann who has lived in California since 1998 is managing the national team. … Continue reading

German Star Marco Reus Injured in Armenia Friendly

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German midfielder Marco Reus suffered an injury in the friendly today against Armenia. Germany won the match 6-1 but the 25 year-old midfielder was in tears as he left the field late in the first half. According to the DFB, … Continue reading

Wayne Rooney Responds to Paul Scholes’ Criticisms

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Late last month Manchester United legend Paul Scholes discussed how he felt about Wayne Rooney’s role as the focal point of England’s attack. While speaking to reporters in Miami following England’s 2-2 draw with Ecuador on Wednesday, Rooney responded to … Continue reading

Why the USMNT “Diamond” Formation Can Work Well for Jürgen Klinsmann

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American soccer fans have been in the last week obsessing over Jürgen Klinsmann’s decision to scrap the 4-2-3-1 formation for recent friendlies and play with a midfield diamond. The developed narrative has claimed that the United States lacks adequate defensive … Continue reading

Spanish International David Villa Headed for Australia Before New York Season Begins

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David Villa’s signing with NYCFC led to the question, what will the World Cup bound Spanish striker do until MLS season begins? The answer is join NYCFC sister club Melbourne City which competes in the Australian A-League. NYCFC, Melbourne City … Continue reading

Swiss International Philippe Senderos Joins Aston Villa

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Fulham’s relegation from the Premier League has given Aston Villa an opportunity to bolster its defensive corps. Philippe Senderos who is on the Swiss World Cup team signed with Paul Lambert’s side today. The former Arsenal defender will compete for a … Continue reading

Mexican Champions Leon to Visit Dallas for July Friendly

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Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas will play host to a friendly between Liga MX teams Club Leon and Santos Laguna on Sunday, July 6 at 5 p.m. Central Time, it was announced earlier today. FC Dallas’ home stadium has become … Continue reading

Former USMNT Coach Bob Bradley Thinks Americans Have to Fight Hard for Respect in Europe

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Former United States Manager Bob Bradley feels his son, Michael who is arguably the best American field player of this current generation would have made a good signing for Arsenal this past January. At the time the younger Bradley was … Continue reading

Spurs Chasing Bayern and USA Starlet Julian Green According to Report

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Youngster Julian Green was a controversial inclusion in Jürgen Klinsmann United States World Cup Squad. The Bayern Munich prodigy is according to the Metro, subject of a potential transfer bid from Tottenham Hotspur. The reported £5 million bid from Spurs … Continue reading

England’s Experimental Squad and Tactics Against Ecuador Give Hodgson Plenty to Ponder

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England’s friendly with Ecuador at Sun Life Stadium in Florida on Wednesday saw Roy Hodgson experiment with squad selection and tactics. James Milner got a surprising start at right back, while Wayne Rooney played on the left side of midfield in … Continue reading

Diego Costa Completes Medical at Chelsea Before Finalizing £32million Move

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Diego Costa has completed a medical in anticipation of a move to Chelsea, reports The Guardian newspaper. The 25 year-old Atletico Madrid forward would significantly boost the attacking options for manager Jose Mourinho next season. The Blues struggled this past … Continue reading

FIFA Refuses To Examine New Evidence Of Alleged Bribes Offered By Qatar to Win World Cup 2022 Bid

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In a shocking revelation, The Guardian newspaper reports that Michael Garcia, FIFA’s lead ethics investigator, has opted not to examine documents revealed in The Sunday Times explosive report. Garcia is in the process of finishing a comprehensive report on the … Continue reading

FIFA Prepared to Combat Match Fixing At World Cup In Brazil, Says Exec

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FIFA have been notified by the governing body’s internal security representatives that the World Cup is under threat from match fixers, according to a report in The Daily Mail newspaper. Ralf Mutschke, FIFA’s head of security and a former Interpol … Continue reading

BBC and ITV Will Win UK Broadcast Rights to World Cup 2018 and 2022, Says Report

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The BBC and ITV will split broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in the UK per a report in the Telegraph.  The other contenders, including Sky Sports and BT Sport, have dropped out of the running. For ITV, … Continue reading

Rickie Lambert In Talks to Join Liverpool From Southampton For £9million

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Liverpool are reported to be in-line for a shock swoop for Rickie Lambert  The 32 year-old Southampton striker could provide critical depth for the Reds as they prepare to compete in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in … Continue reading

Arsenal Defender Bacary Sagna Confirms He’s Leaving Club

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One of the worst kept secrets in English football has now been officially confirmed by the player. Bacary Sagna’s Arsenal career has ended. “It’s no longer a secret: I’ll leave Arsenal,” Sagna told L’Equipe. “They tried to make an effort, … Continue reading