I launched NWSLNews.com in early 2013 with the main goal of creating an NWSL news source written by fans, for fans. I am an avid soccer fan who grew up following the KC Comets and the KC Wizards (now Sporting KC). Former season ticket holder for the St. Louis Athletica and a current season ticket holder for FC Kansas City.
I’ve absolutely fallen in love with women’s soccer over the past few months! Yes, I am a newb, but the passion is here to stay. Writing for NWSL News is incredibly exciting for me! I know I don’t have the money to propel the league into having the stability we all hope for, but I believe that writing about the league and getting the word out there even more is the best I can do to keep them relevant.
There is something so pure about women’s football: none of the diving or faking shenanigans that we sometimes see in the men’s game happen. Among the players, is a pure commitment to winning for their team for 90 minutes; or 122 minutes, as was the case for quite possibly the most exciting women’s football match of all time: USA vs Canada, August 6th 2012. The pure joy the game brings is why I love it.
I fell in love with soccer at the age of 5 and I haven't looked back since. I played soccer from the age of 7 through high school, but due to knee injuries I had to quit my senior year. I love women's soccer, I follow the Australian W-league and the German Bundesliga. I'm a big USWNT supporter and for that reason I fully support the NWSL.
Getting to write for NWSLNews.com has given me a great opportunity to combine my two passions in life: soccer and journalism. I’ve player soccer for as long as I can remember and when I got older I realized I wanted to peruse journalism. I support the Sounders, Arsenal and Barca but my favorite team? The USWNT. Why? Well I believe it was Julie Foudy that said, “Soccer was invented by a man, by perfected by women.”
To say I am sports obsessed is an understatement. I grew up going to games with my parents and hearing about my grandfather, a pro soccer player. As a child I had an amazing memory for sports facts and stats, a trait I still have today, so it just makes sense that I write about sports. I am now a season ticket holder for the Thorns, Timbers, and Winterhawks. Of all the sports I follow though, soccer has always been #1, and I probably go to around 75 live games a year in addition to coaching at a local youth club. With a new team and league, the possibilities are endless!
With the reestablishment of a women's soccer league, the passion for quality football has been reignited. The athletes associated with the league are incredible individuals who have persevered against the odds to play a sport they grew up admiring. Now, they have been given another chance to display why soccer is a beautiful game, and more importantly inspire a new generation. They fought through the uncertainty as to the stability of women's football as a modern enterprise, and for that I admire the athletes and organizers that helped revive women's football.
I have always loved writing, especially about sports. Being able to write for NWSLNews.com has granted me a chance to gain valuable experience and share my love of writing. Ever since the Women's World Cup in 2011, I fell in love with the U.S. Women's National Team and soccer itself. I believe that the NWSL can accomplish many things in the upcoming years.
I've always been a big soccer fan and since I discovered the USWNT I became a big fan of women's soccer. I'm also a soccer player and these women who play professional soccer are such a huge inspiration for girls like me. The NWSL is special to me because we have the opportunity to see the best players all over the world play together in one league.