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Soccer Wire started with just a Mid-Atlantic focused email newsletter titled Potomac Soccer Wire in December, 2006, and has been going strong ever since. Our unique focus on covering “local” soccer news and information is praised by our readers, who are typical very busy out on the soccer fields of America teaching, participating, and administrating the game.

In June of 2014 we launched the Tri-State Soccer Wire email newsletter covering the states of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Simultaneously, we narrowed the general focus of what we cover from “all things American soccer across the USA”, to “Covering all things related to the Player Development Pyramid in the USA – with a particular focus on our newsletter markets in the Potomac and Tri-State Regions”.

At the same time we narrowed and deepened our coverage within the newsletter markets, we also expanded beyond just news reporting to include regular weekly original advice and opinion content, with virtually no geographic focus whatsoever.

And in January 2015 we launched a Soccer Business category to capture the growing industry of soccer outside the lines. We also launched the Soccer Tournament Wire in January, a weekly email newsletter that emphasizes our many tournament partners with open registrations, as well as sharing tournament news from SoccerWire.com from the previous week.

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List a Tournament: http://www.soccerwire.com/tls/
Become a Premier Club Partner: http://www.soccerwire.com/premier-club-partner-program/
Call Us: 703-433-1887

Our Staff (alphabetical)

Charles Boehm
Sr. Writer & Opinion Editor (@cboehm)

Charlie has covered MLS and the rest of the North American soccer world for more than eight years. A native of Dallas, Texas, Charlie made D.C. his home following a hard-working – but hardly spectacular – NCAA Division III college career and subsequent Peace Corps stint in the small, soccer-crazed, island nation of Grenada, where he also coached and played in the Grenadian Premier League (such as it is).

Quinn Casteel
Managing Editor – News and Elite Youth Competition Coverage
Social Media Director – News and Elite Youth Competition Coverage

After interning for two summers while pursuing his Online Journalism degree at Virginia Commonwealth University, Quinn joined the team full-time in May of 2014. He manages all news content on SoccerWire.com, as well as the growing staff of freelance journalists charged with keeping track of the growing elite youth soccer scene in America. He also directs all social media channels in addition to produce an abundance of top notch content on his own for SoccerWire.com and our event partners.

Amber Dunlap
Social Media and Administrative Support

Amber joined HummerSport in 2012 in support of the firm’s growing list of events in need of social media, photography, writing, and data management support.

Chris Hummer
Founder, Owner, Publisher

Chris is a long-time player, coach, and soccer business executive living in Northern Virginia, who has spent over nearly two decades providing web-based solutions and services to the local and national grassroots soccer community. Chris is also a USSF “A” licensed coach, and was General Manager of the Washington Spirit professional women’s club for their inaugural 2013 season before resigning to re-focus completely on SoccerWire.com and launching a new sister company in 2014, HBK Media Group, which specializes in Communications and Social Media Management for sports organizations.

Hannah Krieger
Newsletter Editor, Premier Club Partnership Director

Hannah is a long-time coach and player, who has worked with Soccer Wire since 2008, and is now living in Denver. Hannah runs our Potomac Soccer Wire, Tri-State Soccer Wire, and Soccer Tournament Wire email newsletters. She manages our growing Premier Club Partner program from top to bottom, designing, marketing, selling, and then managing the program and our partners.

John Loy
Account Manager

John is a long-time player and nearly full-time referee living in Northern Virginia, and is responsible for managing partnerships and advertising clients for the Soccer Wire.

Regular Contributors
Joe Dougherty
Beau Dure
Wendy LeBolt
Mark Shawhan
John O’Sullivan

Occasional Contributors
Liviu Bird
Tim Froh

Matthew Levine

 

If you would like to host your blog or contribute content to The Soccer Wire, email news@thesoccerwire.com