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Kartik Krishnaiyer Rejoins EPL Talk In More Prominent Role

Mike Summerbee (l) and Kartik Krishnaiyer (r)

NASL Director of Communications and Public Relations Kartik Krishnaiyer will be leaving his position with the American soccer league this month to take a more active role in several exciting developments from EPL Talk, which will be revealed in more detail this summer.

“Kartik has been an integral part of EPL Talk since he began writing and podcasting for the site several years ago,” said Christopher Harris, founder and publisher of EPL Talk. “I’m looking forward to working closely together with him again as we prepare to roll out the next exciting chapter of EPL Talk to soccer fans worldwide.”

Krishnaiyer joined the NASL management staff in 2010 and played a key role in elevating the league’s visibility across the United States. With the addition of the New York Cosmos, the success of the Tampa Bay Rowdies and the rebranding of Miami FC as the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, just as a few examples, the league has achieved impressive success in such a short period of time. Plus, the Fort Lauderdale resident still found time to continue as a pundit on the popular EPL Talk Podcast, the longest running soccer podcast in the United States.

“I’m proud of our achievements at NASL building a strong and viable professional league in our markets, but now it’s time to focus on my next endeavor, where I’ll be bringing an independent viewpoint to global soccer news and analysis that I believe is missing right now,” said Krishnaiyer.

The Fort Lauderdale resident is also planning on working on other projects including his political work, as well as writing.

Please join me in formerly welcoming Kartik back to EPL Talk on a more regular basis.

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  1. Lou Bruno

    May 10, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Wonderful news that Kartik is back with a larger role again with EPL Talk. The work he has done with the NASL has greatly expanded that leagues reach and influence as a part of the US soccer scene.

    Certainly all fans of EPL talk will benefit greatly and I also hope MLS Talk. Kartik is a multi-talented individual and has great political insight for those who have not followed his political work. I can only wish him well.

    It’s been a great run recently for EPL TALK.

  2. Ahmed Yussuf

    May 9, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Great news for EPL Talk. Personally, I got hooked on the podcast from Kartik’s unique analysis and insight on English Football!

  3. gillyrosh

    May 9, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Cool beans. Welcome back, Kartik!

  4. jeff

    May 8, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Terrible news! No insult to EPL Talk but seriously Krishnaiyer is the face of the NASL.

    Should I be nervous about the league? Why would he depart midseason? No tv deal do him
    in or push him to walk away?

    oh well good for the pod.

    • Lenny

      May 9, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      NASL just fine. Down here in South Florida Krishnaiyer was not getting the league enough press honestly. He is much more suited to a commentary role. Good deal for both parties honestly. Now NASL can get someone who can actually get them a TV deal, lots of front pages and ESPN coverage not just soccer blogs and random local papers. EPL Talk gets its mojo back with its best pundit and most knowledgeable historian.

      We call this a win win. Krishnaiyer great on air but only average as a press officer.

      See ya at a Strikers game Kartik, only this time as a reporter not a press officer.

      • The Gaffer

        May 11, 2013 at 7:17 am

        Did you watch this week’s episode of Premier League World, where they interviewed Carl Cort of the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Definitely a great coup to get on that show, that is beamed around the world.

        The Gaffer

  5. He's Livid

    May 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    NASL:Not Actually Seen Live.

    • The Gaffer

      May 8, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      No need for cheap shots directed at NASL. The league does a fantastic job at bringing professional soccer to many parts of the country where there are no MLS teams.

      The Gaffer

    • BBC

      May 8, 2013 at 11:25 pm

      Feel free to take shots at MLS. It’s encouraged.

      Glad to hear more Kartik. Time for Morgan to get dropped.

  6. adam

    May 8, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Honestly, Kartik is the reason I stopped listening to the pod. Sorry to be a hater, but he irritates the heck out of me, I’d rather hear someone else.

    • COYS_USA_D1

      May 9, 2013 at 10:14 am

      Are you mad? He is the best on the podcast. I always enjoy the podcast when he is apart of it. Always has his talking points and does his best not to show bias toward his EPL team(unlike Morgan Green).

  7. Dean Stell

    May 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Cool news. I always enjoy when Kartik is on the pod and also enjoy interacting with him on Twitter. He’s very knowledgeable and always makes his points well.

  8. COdy

    May 8, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Excellent news.

  9. gary

    May 8, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    formally and not formerly

    • The Gaffer

      May 8, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      Got it. Thanks.

      The Gaffer

  10. christian

    May 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Bravo. Kartik is a great presence on the podcast and brings a historical perspective that has helped me gain a greater understanding of the beautiful game as well as my beloved Manchester City.

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