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.
Evergreen Frank Lampard Continues To Show His Immense Worth To The Game
Evergreen Frank Lampard Continues To Show His Immense Worth To The Game

Frank Lampard was supposed to be on holiday. Lampard, the consummate Londoner who has never played for a club north of the Watford Gap was simply thought to be keeping fit by training with the reigning Premier League Champions, Manchester City. After a 14-year run at Stamford Bridge where the […]

Beckham’s Miami FC Deal Complicated By Strikers Sale
Beckham’s Miami FC Deal Complicated By Strikers Sale

David Beckham’s continued difficulty in securing the long-term stadium deal he wants in Miami to start a new MLS franchise may have just gotten more complicated. On Friday, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the second-tier North American Soccer League (NASL) were sold to a Brazilian trio – Paulo Cesso, Ricardo […]

5 Reasons Why Selling Danny Welbeck Makes Zero Sense For Manchester United
5 Reasons Why Selling Danny Welbeck Makes Zero Sense For Manchester United

All the headlines were about Manchester United capturing Radamel Falcao, while Arsenal merely “settled” again after missing bigger targets. But in my mind Arsenal has done a shrewd piece of business in acquiring Danny Welbeck for £16 million, while Manchester United’s new “galactico” policy could quite possibly backfire in a big […]

Mancunian Crisis (World Soccer Talk Review Podcast)
Mancunian Crisis (World Soccer Talk Review Podcast)

In this week’s pod the trio of Nick, Kartik and Nate are joined by Fox Sports David Mosse. The poor results for both Manchester clubs is discussed as well as Chelsea’s flying start and a possible European run for Swansea City. More questioning of Louis Van Gaal and the growing […]

Why Louis van Gaal May Be the Wrong Choice for Manchester United
Why Louis van Gaal May Be the Wrong Choice for Manchester United

Louis Van Gaal’s “Red Devil Revolution” might have won over the British press quickly but how is he serving as an effective custodian of Manchester United’s future? David Moyes made an effort to transition properly to the next era of Manchester United players giving Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck more […]

Tottenham Finally Has a Manager to Cure the “Spurs Syndrome”
Tottenham Finally Has a Manager to Cure the “Spurs Syndrome”

Tottenham are perhaps the most frustrating big club in English football. Unlike Leeds United and Newcastle United, they have solid ownership even though the decision making of Chairman Daniel Levy, who runs the club, has been questioned. Last summer’s spending spree yielded little in the way of success during the […]

Louis Van Gaal’s 3-5-2 Ultimately Pays Off For Man United Against Liverpool
Louis Van Gaal’s 3-5-2 Ultimately Pays Off For Man United Against Liverpool

Louis Van Gaal’s 3-5-2 has been the flavor of the month among pundits and fans. The Dutch manager is using the formation to transform Manchester United’s midfield and accommodate the talents of new signing Ander Herrera. Van Gaal historically has mixed formations, using the 4-3-3 at Barcelona and Bayern but […]

Why Canadian Soccer Would Benefit From Domestic League If NASL and CFL Join Forces
Why Canadian Soccer Would Benefit From Domestic League If NASL and CFL Join Forces

Last week, reports began to surface about a possible new professional league in Canada that would be developed in partnership with the Canadian (American) Football League (CFL) and the North American Soccer League (NASL). Canada has not had an independent professional league since the Canadian Soccer League folded in 1992, […]

Mesut Özil’s Touches and Movement Key to German Success
Mesut Özil’s Touches and Movement Key to German Success

Mesut Özil was heavily criticized during this World Cup from just about every corner of the soccer world. Arsenal’s record signing endured a stop-start campaign at the Emirates and his indifferent form spilled over into the German side. In the buildup towards the World Cup speculation was rife that Özil […]

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 […]