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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.

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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Steven Gerrard Misses England Training

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England Captain Steven Gerrard who played just 45 minutes on Saturday in England’s 0-0 draw with Honduras in Miami missed the Three Lions training session today. Gerrard has been suffering from a groin injury for about a week now. “I had a … Continue reading

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Hits Out at “Racist” British Media

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter launched into an astonishing tirade against the British press today at the Asian Football Confederation’s meeting in São Paulo. With increased scrutiny surrounding Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, Blatter went on the offensive … Continue reading

Where Will Rio Ferdinand’s Next Destination Be?

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Numerous reports indicate Rio Ferdinand is considering a reunion with his first professional manager Harry Redknapp. The former West Ham duo could be reunited with Queens Park Rangers whom Redknapp managed to promotion with a 1-0 victory over Derby County … Continue reading

England Arrive in Brazil After Week Full of Questions in Miami

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Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions side arrived in Brazil earlier today to begin final preparations for the opening match against Brazil. The England Manager addressed reporters in an upbeat mood ahead of the nation’s opening match of the competition against Italy. … Continue reading

Newcastle United Sign Spanish Forward Ayoze Pérez

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Newcastle United has made its first permanent signing in a year and a half in Spanish striker Ayoze Pérez. The 20 year-old just completed a standout season and comes to Newcastle on a long-term deal for a transfer fee of … Continue reading

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