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Kartik Krishnaiyer

STORIES BY Kartik Krishnaiyer

Leagues: EPL

/ 10 days ago

Tim Howard on his role as America's Premier League voice

NBC Sports Premier League studio analyst Tim Howard wears big shoes. The United States Men's National Team legend is the primary American-accented studio voice analyzing the English top flight for a US audience. Howard is currently in his third season in NBC’s Premier League Live studio. That follows a playing career as the most-capped goalkeeper […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 11 days ago

Rebecca Lowe reflects on 10 years of Premier League on NBC

NBC Sports Premier League studio host Rebecca Lowe sets a high standard for presenting soccer in the United States. NBC’s Premier League coverage began with a three-year rights deal in August 2013. Since then, it garnered rave reviews, with Lowe regularly among the critically lauded. Lowe talked to World Soccer Talk at this past weekend’s […]

Grant Wahl

/ 53 days ago

Grant Wahl tribute: A trailblazer for US soccer

Editor's note: Kartik Krishnaiyer's Grant Wahl tribute remembers one of soccer's most influential individuals for the sport in the United States. Grant Wahl, a fixture on the American and global soccer scene, passed away suddenly on Friday. Wahl was 49. Wahl was no ordinary soccer writer. Rather, he was an institution in the game and […]

FOX Sports

/ 72 days ago

Good and bad from FOX and Telemundo's World Cup coverage

The first several days of Group Stage action at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has been engulfed in controversy off-the-pitch but has also delivered some incredibly compelling action on-the-pitch. When it comes to FOX and Telemundo's World Cup coverage, it's been a mix of good and bad so far. US rights-holders FOX Sports […]

CBS Sports

/ 168 days ago

CBS renews UEFA Champions League rights through 2029/30

As first reported by Gerry Smith at Bloomberg, CBS Sports (as CBS/Viacom/Paramount) renewed its English-language rights to broadcast the UEFA Champions League for the next six years. The deal also includes the rights to UEFA's other club competitions, the Europa League and Europa Conference League. The broadcaster fended off interest from Amazon. Amazon did secure […]
GARETH COPLEY

Everton

/ 260 days ago

How Frank Lampard rescued Everton to Premier League safety

Everton's 3-2 win over Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Thursday clinched Premier League safety. The club's almost 70-year run in England's top flight continues into the 2022/23 season. Quite frankly, it would likely be over without Frank Lampard being appointed as manager. Lampard faced constant critiques for his job performance at Chelsea. At Everton, […]
Rob Newell - CameraSport

Leagues: EPL

/ 260 days ago

Pep Guardiola’s title-decider selections a major challenge for City

Pep Guardiola's title-decider selections are causing the Spaniard headaches. Manchester City hosts Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. For the home side, it could decide the Premier League title, which would be City's fourth in the last five seasons. Despite sitting atop the Premier League after 37 rounds, Guardiola's usual selection second-guessing reappeared […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 432 days ago

NBC's Premier League coverage after 9 years, a look back

England's top-flight league recently announced a new 6-year rights deal with NBC Sports to extend NBC's Premier League coverage in the United States. Once the new $2.7 billion deal ends in 2028, it'll equal a grand total of 15 years of continuous coverage. NBC Sports' aggressive promotion of the league and use of linear platforms […]

History of the UEFA Champions League on US TV

Learn more about the history of the UEFA Champions League on US TV. The UEFA Champions League has in recent years become a hot television property in the United States. The new television rights cycle that begins for the 2021-22 competition reportedly is worth $150 million a year in the US. CBS Sports and Univision […]

ESPN+

/ 1492 days ago

Championship now an entertaining league regardless of star power

English football continues to deliver some of the most exciting and entertaining soccer available to viewers in the United States. But unlike the 1990’s and 2000’s when the back-and-forth competitiveness of England’s top division – the Premier League – converted a generation of fans to soccer and English football in general, it is now the […]
/ 3216 days ago

Daniel Gordon interview about Hillsborough documentary

Listen to our interview with the director of ESPN's 'Hillsborough' documentary, Daniel Gordon. The film will premiere on US television on Tuesday, April 15 at 8pm ET on ESPN. During the interview with Gordon, he discusses why he made the film, what makes this film different than other ones that have aired before, and how […]
/ 3291 days ago

Steve Bower interview

World Soccer Talk interviewed commentator and presenter Steve Bower today on the eve of NBC's Premier League transfer deadline show that will be aired live on NBCSN in the United States from 6:30pm to 7:30pm ET. During the interview, Bower discusses: • What it was like working at Old Trafford at MUTV while Sir Alex […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 5080 days ago

Revisiting Once in a Lifetime

I wrote this review  of the Once in a Lifetime film when it was released two and a half years ago in South Florida theaters for another website. After the review from 2006, I have updated my thoughts on the subject and film which have evolved over the past few years: ONCE IN A LIFETIME […]