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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.

USMNT Legend Steve Cherundolo Retires From Professional Soccer

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“Solid and, at times, unspectacular” described Steve Cherundolo’s professional career. The American international, who won 87 caps for the US Men’s National Team and played in three World Cups, retired Wednesday after persistent knee problems robbed him of an ability … Continue reading

David Moyes Needs to Change Manchester United’s Tactics to Accommodate Juan Mata

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has his back against the wall if some media reports are to be believed. Despite signs that the manager was beginning to get the Red Devils turned in the right direction, time and again when … Continue reading

Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho Is Playing the Premier League Just How He Likes It

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While everyone is raving about the competitiveness of this Premier League season as we enter the final two months of play, it is entirely possible Chelsea will run away with the league still. Challenges remain for the Blues to overcome … Continue reading

Manchester City’s Premier League Ambitions Hang In The Balance

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When February began, Manchester City were flying high. Coming off a 5-1 thrashing of Tottenham at White Hart Lane, the Blues sat atop the Barclays Premier League table and some pundits were predicting that City was close to running away … Continue reading

Reemergence of André Schürrle Gives Chelsea A Boost In Premier League Title Race

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The timely reemergence of André Schürrle has allowed Chelsea to take firm control of the title race in addition to bringing the player back into strong consideration for Jogi Löw’s Germany side this summer. This comes after a transfer window … Continue reading

Tottenham Footballers Lacking Character, Leadership and Fight In Erratic Season

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Entering last Saturday’s London derby with Chelsea, Tottenham appeared to be well positioned to crack the top four party. The early season crisis of confidence and character under sacked manager Andre Vilas-Boas had been replaced by more free-flowing and assured … Continue reading

Clint Dempsey Is Falling Down On His Leadership Responsibilities With The USMNT

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Clint Dempsey’s selection as captain of the United States Men’s National Team a year ago by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann was a head scratcher at the time. Having not displayed discernable leadership skills on the pitch, one had to assume … Continue reading

Martín Demichelis Doesn’t Deserve to be Manchester City’s Scapegoat

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Many Manchester City fans have created a frequent scapegoat in Martín Demichelis. Yet the Argentine defender has been solidly unspectacular this season helping the Blues stay in the title race to claim the first piece silverware this season — the … Continue reading

Tottenham Primed to Challenge For a UEFA Champions League Spot

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Roberto Soldado, whose £26m move to Spurs turned into the subject of much ridicule, finally scored a goal again from open play in the Premier League this season. His goal on Sunday was the first in the league during 2014. … Continue reading

Manchester City’s Tactical Changes That Made The Difference Against Chelsea In Its 2-0 Victory

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On Saturday, needing a victory against Chelsea for psychological reasons, Manuel Pellegrini made three courageous decisions in the FA Cup 5th Round. Jose Mourinho’s mastery of Pellegrini required the Chilean to get one over on his Portuguese rival on this occasion. … Continue reading

What to Expect From Fulham Manager Felix Magath

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Felix Magath’s appointment as the new Fulham boss brings one of the most enigmatic, controversial and successful Bundesliga managers of the last decade to the Premier League. Magath becomes the first German to manage in England’s top flight as well … Continue reading

Newcastle Supporters Dream Of Better Times Than These At St James’ Park

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Two seasons ago the Magpies were flying. Alan Pardew had offloaded problem players Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan, creating a harmonious dressing room atmosphere. Last January, with the side struggling against relegation, owner Mike Ashley opened his wallet up and … Continue reading

Pressure On Manchester City Relieved as Talk of Quadruple Fades

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The talk among many Manchester City supporters about a quadruple had reached a fever pitch following last Wednesday’s 5-1 victory over Spurs at White Hart Lane. Delusions of grandeur and historically unprecedented feats had begun to sweep City’s fandom with … Continue reading

Chelsea’s Matić and Willian Win Midfield Battle Against Under Strength Manchester City Side

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Chelsea’s 1-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night gave Jose Mourinho’s side the inside track on the Premier League title. With a much more favorable run-in than their title rivals, Mourinho’s men have put themselves in an advantageous … Continue reading

Winners and Losers of the January Transfer Window – Premier League Clubs

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Depending on what Premier League club you support, the January transfer window was either thrilling, dull, disappointing or, if you’re a Newcastle United fan, thoroughly depressing. Here are the winners and losers in the January transfer window based on the … Continue reading

WATCH Ross McCormack’s Reaction Live On Sky Sports to Leeds United Manager Brian McDermott Getting Sacked [VIDEO]

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Leeds United captain Ross McCormack reacted to the sacking of his boss Brian McDermott by calling Sky Sports live on-air to share his surprise at the announcement. The astonishing call, where McCormack confirmed that McDermott had been sacked as Leeds … Continue reading

What Arsenal Fans Can Expect From New Loan Signing Kim Källström

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Arsenal’s shock move for Kim Källström, best known for his time at Lyon, raised some eyebrows today. But the veteran midfielder bought from Spartak Moscow certainly has the pedigree and quality to make a positive impact for the Gunners. The … Continue reading

What West Ham United Supporters Can Expect From New Signing Abdul Razak

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West Ham United have signed midfielder Abdul Razak. The former Manchester City youth player joined the Hammers on a short-term contract Thursday. What type of player is Razak? And how exactly will he help the Hammers? Razak was probably the … Continue reading