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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.

AC Milan Set to Sack Clarence Seedorf and Replace Him With Filippo Inzaghi, Say Reports

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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If reports in Italy’s three sports papers Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport are to be believed, AC Milan is going from one legendary player to another as manager. The club looks to chop and change managers again by … Continue reading

Leicester City Transfer Rumors: Foxes Planning Busy Summer After Signing 4 Players

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Leicester City’s return to the Premier League will have significance as, after six seasons without representation from the East Midlands, one of England’s football rich regions returns to the top flight. The ownership of the club by Thai billionaire Vichai … Continue reading

West Ham United to Sign Argentine Striker Mauro Zarate On 3-Year Deal

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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West Ham United are on the verge of securing a three-year deal with Mauro Zárate, who will return to the Premier League after a six year absence. The Argentine striker led his domestic league in scoring last season and returns … Continue reading

Why QPR’s Return to the Premier League Should be Different This Time

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Queens Park Rangers (QPR) secured a quick return to the Premier League with a 1-0 playoff final victory over Derby County at Wembley on Saturday. The victory may have appeared undeserved on the surface, but it owed itself to a … Continue reading

Why Jurgen Klinsmann’s Decision to Cut Landon Donovan From World Cup Team Is A Wise One

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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USMNT Head Coach Jürgen Klinsmann made a courageous decision today that will move the sport of soccer forward in the United States. The US Men’s National head coach and technical director dropped Landon Donovan from his 23-man World Cup squad, … Continue reading

Saturday’s Championship Playoff Final Worth £134 Million to Winner: Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The world’s most lucrative single soccer fixture will take place Saturday at Wembley as Derby County and Queens Park Rangers (QPR) will fight for a spot in the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League. It’s a one-off match with implications unlike any … Continue reading

Review of Futebol Nation Book By Author David Goldblatt

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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David Goldblatt has done it again. His 2007 masterpiece The Ball is Round is the most definitive and analytical global history of soccer ever written. That work looked at every corner of the globe the development of the sport, the … Continue reading

Paul Scholes Offers Advice On How to Get the Best Out Of Wayne Rooney At World Cup 2014

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Paul Scholes has chastised Wayne Rooney and given some advice to England manager Roy Hodgson as the 2014 World Cup approaches. Scholes, who played for eight and a half seasons with Rooney at United and recently coached him for a … Continue reading

Portugal Name 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Portugal, one of the group stage opponents for the United States, has released its final 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup. The shock cut was that of Ricardo Quaresma who made the squad for Euro 2012 but did not … Continue reading

An American-Style Salary Cap Would Be a Fairer System For European Soccer Clubs Than FFP

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Last week, UEFA levied severe Financial Fair Play (FFP) sanctions against Manchester City FC and Paris Saint-Germain, among several clubs. In the wake of the settlement that averted a potential court case for the governing body of European football, much … Continue reading

Ryan Giggs Thank You Letter to Manchester United Fans Gives a Taste of What is to Come

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Ryan Giggs retired from professional football Monday penning a letter to Manchester United fans thanking them for their support. Giggs’ retirement coincided with the appointment of Louis Van Gaal as manager and Giggs taking on a new role as assistant … Continue reading

Louis Van Gaal Appointing Ryan Giggs As No. 2 Will Pave Way For Future At Manchester United

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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As Louis Van Gaal begins to poke his way around Manchester, he will have the best assistance that could be offered. According to published reports, Ryan Giggs will take a role as Van Gaal’s number two while the Dutch head … Continue reading

Samuel Eto’o Takes Parting Shot At Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho’s odd comments about Samuel Eto’o’s age were ignored by the striker while he continued to play for Mourinho at Chelsea. But now with the season over and Eto’o seemingly headed for the exit, the three-time European champion Eto’o … Continue reading

Netherlands Name 30-Man Provisional World Cup Squad

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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On loan Premier League defenders Karim Rekik (Manchester City) and Patrick van Aanholt (Chelsea) headline Louis Van Gaal’s 30-man Netherland World Cup preliminary squad. While the exclusion of Gregory Van der Wiel got the most headlines, the willingness of Van … Continue reading

Why Samir Nasri’s Omission From France’s World Cup Squad Makes Sense

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Samir Nasri’s omission from the France World Cup squad caused great surprise among many fans and pundits during the past 24 hours. However, for a nation that has had its share of player revolts and theatrics over the course of … Continue reading

Spain Names Its Provisional 30-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Spain has named its provisional 30-man squad for World Cup 2014. Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado and Real Madrid starlet Isco are the most glaring omissions as the World and European champions announced their squad today. Fernando Torres, who has been … Continue reading

Belgium Names Its Squad For World Cup 2014; Januzaj In, Thorgan Hazard Out

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Belgium released its 24-man squad for World Cup 2014 today. The squad will be reduced to 23 before June 2. Depending on the fitness of goalkeeper Koen Casteels, one player will drop out of the final squad to meet FIFA’s … Continue reading

Rio Ferdinand’s 12 Years of Service at Manchester United Won’t Be Forgotten

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Rio Ferdinand has been a titan of English football and of Manchester United for the last twelve seasons. Yesterday it was announced that he will be leaving the club this summer at the same time as his long-time central defense … Continue reading