Kartik Krishnaiyer is a lifelong fan and supporter of the beautiful game who has been attending matches in the United States since he was six years old. Between 1981 and 1983 he served as a ball boy for the NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers. He then was often spotted at Lockhart Stadium supporting the Fort Lauderdale Sun of the USL (1984-85) and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the APSL (now USL) in the late 1980s. As far as European Football, he supports Manchester City F.C. Kartik has since childhood been a supporter of the US National Team.
Beginning in 1996, Kartik, has been an avid follower and analyst of Major League Soccer. He follows the game closely at all levels in the US, from MLS and USL right down the pyramid and the college game as well.
Kartik hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network from 2007 to early 2009. He currently writes for MLS Talk and EPL Talk, hosts the EPL Talk podcast and the MLS Talk Podcast. He is a regular guest host of the Mad About Futbol show and manages the Manchester City Blog for Football Media.
He has appeared on a number of radio shows and podcast including, The 2Gs, The European Football Show, Around the League in 90 Minutes, World Soccer Daily, 710 ESPN Radio in Los Angeles, The Football Pub, Inside the Six, Football Partnerships, The Third Half, 1560 the Game in Houston, IB Soccer and many many more.
Richard Farley studies and writes about the world’s game, making San Diego, California his home-base.
For World Soccer Reader, his focus is the European game (particularly England, Spain, and UEFA Champions League), though as host of the site’s podcast (Inside the Six) his mission is to provide his audience with a global survey of the game.
As a founder, manager of and writer for Russian Football Now, Richard covers Russia’s Premier League, national team, as well as the developing football powers in western Asia.
As a contributor to Mad About Fútbol, Richard follows the South American game, with special interest in Argentina. For MAF, Richard has also written about African football, in addition to being frequently featured on the site’s podcast.
For Examiner.com, Richard writes about the Mexican Primera División.
For The Kartik Report, Richard covers all of these topics and expounds in Italy’s Serie A, France’s Ligue Un, Uruguay’s Primera División, Brazil’s Serie A, and the States’ Major League Soccer.
When asked who he supports, Richard frequently provides a rude and dismissively arrogant answer: “I watch for the stories, just wanting the players and teams to do something great. And that happens a lot.
“I guess I pull for the game itself.”
For more information about Richard, you can visit his content portal/blog: RF Football.
Ata Dizdar is a graduate of the Howard University School of Pharmacy and has been a soccer fan since I can remember. His favorite team is Fenerbahce .A Turkish-American, born and raised in the United States, and currently residing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area his personal history with the game would have to go back some time ago, as my father exposed me to the game at a young age. He has been to a Fenerbahce game before in the late 80s, and the stadium did not look as good as it does now. He has personally been to a boatload of games, from DC United games, to the Olympic soccer tournament when it was at RFK, to even the Women’s World Cup (I went to a game at what is now called FedEx Field). He has played competitively in Montgomery Soccer Inc. His personal goal in soccer would be to attend a Fenerbahce-Galatasaray derby match at Fenerbahce’s home stadium Ata be covering the Turkcell Super League, a league I personally think is a competitive league, even though it seems the same four teams will contend for the title every year. If people give the league a chance, people will be impressed with the content of the league.