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.
André Schürrle Was Germany’s Gamechanger In World Cup Triumph
André Schürrle Was Germany’s Gamechanger In World Cup Triumph

André Schürrle proved to be the most critical player in this World Cup that virtually nobody is talking about. His pace and high-energy play helped change the trajectory of Germany’s matches against Algeria and Argentina. The Chelsea midfielder, who spent a season in and out of Jose Mourinho’s doghouse, ended […]

Yaya Toure Underappreciated Due to Racism In Sport, Claims Agent
Yaya Toure Underappreciated Due to Racism In Sport, Claims Agent

Yaya Toure’s controversial agent Dmitri Seluk has struck again. Just months after claiming Toure wanted a move away from Barclays Premier League Champion Manchester City because the club snubbed him on his birthday, Seluk has once again created a firestorm. This time the subject is the World Player of the […]

Orlando Negotiating to Sign Robinho, Says AC Milan
Orlando Negotiating to Sign Robinho, Says AC Milan

Orlando City could soon have another Brazilian superstar to join Kaka in Central Florida. AC Milan is once again in the process of negotiating a transfer of a Brazilian to the MLS expansion team, this time the target is Robinho. The 30 year-old Brazilian striker wants to move to Florida […]

Lyon Join the Chase to Try To Sign USA World Cup Star DeAndre Yedlin
Lyon Join the Chase to Try To Sign USA World Cup Star DeAndre Yedlin

Ligue Un side Olympique Lyonnais has joined the chase for Seattle Sounders and USA defender DeAndre Yedlin, according to French newspaper L’Equipe. Major League Soccer has already received multiple offers for the player who impressed during the 2014 World Cup. Yedlin set up the go-ahead goal for the United States in […]

Why Arsenal Need Sami Khedira More Than Chelsea Does
Why Arsenal Need Sami Khedira More Than Chelsea Does

Saturday morning’s newspapers in England are reporting that Chelsea have made a swoop to try to convince Sami Khedira to join the Stamford Bridge club instead of Arsenal. The Germany and Real Madrid midfielder secured a move from Stuttgart to the Spanish capital following an impressive 2010 World Cup. Now […]

After Javier Mascherano Collision, FIFA Must Take Head Injuries More Seriously
After Javier Mascherano Collision, FIFA Must Take Head Injuries More Seriously

Argentina defensive midfielder Javier Mascherano suffered a significant concussion in Wednesday night’s World Cup semi-final against Netherlands after clashing heads with Georginio Wijnaldum. Seconds after the collision, Mascherano stumbled in a daze, and looked like he was going to fall head first on to the grass, before he turned and fell […]

Key Tactical Change By Joachim Löw Turns Germany’s World Cup Hopes Around
Key Tactical Change By Joachim Löw Turns Germany’s World Cup Hopes Around

Just a week ago, Germany appeared to be struggling. The highly-touted side had struggled in a Round of 16 match against Algeria after having been exposed at various times during the Group stage. The problems for Germany earlier in the tournament included playing a high line, seeing its backline beaten […]

German Manager Joachim Löw Concerned About “Brutal and Crude” Challenges
German Manager Joachim Löw Concerned About “Brutal and Crude” Challenges

Germany Manager Joachim Löw expressed concerns about the “brutal and crude” challenges that were witnessed in Brazil’s 2-1 World Cup quarterfinal victory over Colombia on Saturday. Germany faces Brazil in the semifinals on Tuesday. Mexican referee Marco Rodríguez has been selected to take charge of the match. Löw’s Germany side will […]

Weaknesses of Premier League Exposed at 2014 FIFA World Cup
Weaknesses of Premier League Exposed at 2014 FIFA World Cup

The Premier League is lauded by its proponents as the best league in the world. While many do not believe the World Cup is the best competition this sport has to offer (the UEFA Champions League is arguably a higher quality), it is a high-level indicator as to a league’s […]

Nigeria Facing Suspension From FIFA
Nigeria Facing Suspension From FIFA

Nigeria’s Football Federation was voted out of office on Saturday in an apparent Coup d’état that is unlikely to be recognized by FIFA. A hastily arranged Assembly took the action of voting in a new board. At issue is the perceived failure of Nigeria’s World Cup campaign and the failure […]

Liverpool Close in on Lazar Marković Signing
Liverpool Close in on Lazar Marković Signing

Liverpool are closing in on a deal to sign Lazar Marković for a fee of about £20m  from Benfica according to Sky Sports. The 20 year-old Serbian winger scored five times in 26 league matches last season for the Portuguese Champions. The player is known for his quick movement on […]

Louis Van Gaal’s Genius Tactical Decisions Paying Off For Netherlands
Louis Van Gaal’s Genius Tactical Decisions Paying Off For Netherlands

The Netherlands entered this World Cup with the lowest expectations the nation has had for a major tournament since the 1960s. Golden generations have come and gone in Dutch football, yet the nation has never lifted the World Cup trophy. For years, the Netherlands squad has been more about big […]

Neymar Confident Brazil Will Make Him a World Champion
Neymar Confident Brazil Will Make Him a World Champion

Brazil’s superstar Neymar was ruled out of the World Cup on Friday after sustaining an injury late on in the 2-1 victory over Colombia. The FC Barcelona man who has been among the most influential players in this World Cup has put the ultimate faith in his teammates. He has […]

Costa Rica Concerned About Arjen Robben’s Diving
Costa Rica Concerned About Arjen Robben’s Diving

Following another decisive display of theatrics in the Netherlands 2-1 comeback victory over Mexico in the Round of 16, Arjen Robben has once again become a lightning rod. Robben whose diving and petulance was one of the leading topics of the 2010 World Cup and also of multiple UEFA Champions […]

Brazil’s Neymar Ruled Out of the World Cup (VIDEO)
Brazil’s Neymar Ruled Out of the World Cup (VIDEO)

UPDATE 9:30 PM ET: NEYMAR HAS BEEN RULED OUT OF THE WORLD CUP  Brazil’s talismanic superstar Neymar is a serious doubt for the host nation’s semifinal clash against Germany on Tuesday. The FC Barcelona man came into today’s quarterfinal match against nursing an injury. Neymar showed few effects of that injury for […]