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.
Why NASL expansion to Miami smacks of desperation; By Kartik Krishnaiyer
Why NASL expansion to Miami smacks of desperation; By Kartik Krishnaiyer

NASL’s announcement of an expansion team in Miami beginning in 2016 was met with a wide range of opinions and a certain degree of shock among the American soccer intelligentsia. The new club, Miami FC, which shares the same name of the Miami FC team from 2006-2010 that morphed into the […]

‘Tactics Tim’ Sherwood having the last laugh on judgmental UK media
‘Tactics Tim’ Sherwood having the last laugh on judgmental UK media

Large elements of the British press derided Tim Sherwood when he managed Tottenham. While some of the criticisms might have been justified, many of the critiques were over the top. When Sherwood was appointed by a desperate Aston Villa club in February, the choice was controversial. Many writers and pundits […]

Danny Ings would be an ideal signing for Arsenal, Manchester City or Liverpool
Danny Ings would be an ideal signing for Arsenal, Manchester City or Liverpool

Burnley’s relegation to the Championship was confirmed Saturday despite a 1-0 victory over ailing Hull City. The Clarets fought like lions to stay in the Premier League but ultimately their quality, save one player was not enough to maintain Premiership status. That one player, Danny Ings, is a natural striker […]

Premier League is less compelling than other top European leagues
Premier League is less compelling than other top European leagues

This season’s Premier League whimpers to a close with a series of dead rubber matches. For a long time, we’ve been sold the narrative that the league is the most competitive, entertaining and compelling in the world with the greatest quality footballers. We have been told the league is of […]

Why Manchester City should retain Manuel Pellegrini for 2015-16
Why Manchester City should retain Manuel Pellegrini for 2015-16

Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City side recorded a third straight Premier League win on Sunday at White Hart Lane. The victory stopped a four game slide for the Blues away from Manchester and clinched at worst fourth spot in the league barring a complete reversal of goal difference (Manchester City is […]

Time for the critics to appreciate John Terry, the Chelsea footballer
Time for the critics to appreciate John Terry, the Chelsea footballer

The time has come for those who truly love English soccer to embrace John Terry as a titan of a generation rather than continuing to preface any praise of him with politically correct remarks. Terry is a one-club man who has now captained four Premier League title-winning clubs. He is hands […]

Kristian Nicht signing shows NASL’s value to Montreal Impact once again
Kristian Nicht signing shows NASL’s value to Montreal Impact once again

The NASL is often ignored by North American soccer fans especially around times like tonight’s CONCACAF Champions League final, which could be a major boon for the league. But the second leg of the final between Montreal and Club America will have a distinctly NASL flavor. Not only did Montreal […]

Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe could be the perfect choice as future England manager
Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe could be the perfect choice as future England manager

The achievements of AFC Bournemouth and manager Eddie Howe cannot be downplayed. The dynamism of a young but now battle-tested manager was the single driving force in securing three promotions for a historically small club on England’s south coast. Irrespective of what happens in the Premier League next season with […]

New York Cosmos face Atlanta Silverbacks in NASL top of the table weekend clash
New York Cosmos face Atlanta Silverbacks in NASL top of the table weekend clash

While Real Madrid and Schalke legend Raul’s signing with the New York Cosmos has grabbed the headlines early in the NASL season, the league boasts another undefeated team down in Atlanta. The league-owned Silverbacks managed by former Stevenage and Colorado Rapids Head Coach Gary Smith have assembled an excellent squad […]

How the Premier League could split US TV Packages for 2016-19
How the Premier League could split US TV Packages for 2016-19

Sports Business Daily reported on Tuesday that the Premier League is considering splitting packages for the next round US TV rights, which will run from 2016 to 2019. This would follow the precedent set by the league in other major markets such as the UK. The Premier League has experienced […]

NASL reaching new heights in 2015 with improvements across the board
NASL reaching new heights in 2015 with improvements across the board

The North American Soccer League (NASL) has faced many questions about expansion and its long-term goals over this offseason. However, with the 2015 Spring Season underway, those questions have been put on the back burner and the league has shown its on-field competitiveness and quality as well as increasing depth […]