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.
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 […]

Return of Sam Vokes Will Boost Burnley’s Chances of Avoiding Relegation
Return of Sam Vokes Will Boost Burnley’s Chances of Avoiding Relegation

Many pundits predicted that Sean Dyche’s Burnley team would be among the worst in Premier League history. Following promotion to England’s top flight, the Clarets sticked to a tried and tested (and wise) economic model, spending very little money and opting not to engage heavily in the international transfer market. […]

What MLS Fans Can Expect From New Houston Dynamo Coach Owen Coyle
What MLS Fans Can Expect From New Houston Dynamo Coach Owen Coyle

Former Burnley, Bolton and Wigan manager Owen Coyle was named Head Coach of the Houston Dynamo earlier this month. Coyle replaces Dom Kinnear who is the only manager the Major League Soccer outfit has had since relocating from San Jose after the 2005 MLS season. Long considered one of the […]

Book Review of ‘The Game Of Our Lives’ by David Goldblatt
Book Review of ‘The Game Of Our Lives’ by David Goldblatt

It is difficult to describe in words what an outstanding storyteller and incomparable researcher David Goldblatt is. Following up on his remarkable works Futebol Nation and The Ball is Round, Goldblatt has tackled a topic few have managed to truly understand. – the emergence of soccer and the Premier League as a […]