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.

Three Under Discussed Big Stories of the Last Few Months

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Everyone in the American/Canadian soccer press does their best job to keep up with the goings on throughout the continent and stories involving North American ties abroad. The sheer volume of stories makes it difficult to cover everything well, and a few … Continue reading

Landon Donovan Weekend Preview: Everton Hosts Manchester City

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Landon Donovan can continue his successful spell in England on Saturday evening when Everton hosts Manchester City at Goodison Park. Donovan will find the Manchester City backline to his liking, and for the second consecutive week he will face a … Continue reading

MLS Talk Podcast: Jimmy Jean-Louis, Hollywood Unites For Haiti

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On Wednesday night, Hull City and US international striker Jozy Altidore appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live to discuss the Haiti earthquake disaster and the impact it has had on him and his family. Despite only being on the show … Continue reading

World Cup Bid Final Cities Announced (UPDATED)

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I’ll have much more later on the final decisions, but the below map courtesy of US Soccer will tell you which cities have been selected. Since yesterday’s announcement of the eighteen World Cup host cities that the US World Cup … Continue reading

David Beckham: Has MLS Helped Keep Him Fit?

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No question exists that the quality of football is superior in a high level European league than in Major League Soccer. However, after watching Milan’s David Beckham, who after all is thirty four, perform at a remarkably high level for … Continue reading

World Cup Bid Host Cities Finalist Thoughts

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When US Soccer and the US World Cup Bid Committee, launched “The Game is in US” campaign at the beginning of the fall, the 27 potential host cities for World Cup games were asked have petitions signed to show local … Continue reading

Mission Merseyside: Full Landon Donovan Coverage

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For the next ten weeks our focus at Major League Soccer Talk will be Landon Donovan. We will cover other news, but the defining/signature player of American football is on his way to conquering the world’s most popular sports league: … Continue reading

Mission Merseyside: Matchday One

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Arsenal-Everton is the one match today stills scheduled to take place despite the inclement weather enveloping Southern England. Stay tuned to MLS Talk for the latest on American football hero Landon Donovan’s Premier League debut. We’ll have post match thoughts right after the conclusion of the … Continue reading

USSF Brokered Compromise Announced

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The USSF has risen to the occasion and forged a compromise between the NASL and USL for a Federation run, 12 team D2 in 2010. The NASL teams are meeting in Fort Lauderdale beginning tomorrow and the MLS Combine begins … Continue reading

Spotlight on South Florida

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Throughout much of the year, South Florida is a football wasteland, with little in the way of meaningful professional soccer taking place locally. International breaks are different, with frequent US National Team training sessions and of course frequent friendlies featuring … Continue reading