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The 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.

Our Staff
Chris Hummer, Founder, Owner, Publisher
Chris a long-time player, coach, and soccer business executive living in Northern Virginia, who has spent over a decade in 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 Soccer Wire and the Communications Services side of HummerSport, LLC.

Charles Boehm, Editor-in-Chief (@cboehm)
Charlie has covered MLS and the rest of the North American soccer world for more than six 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). (+ Read articles by Charlie on SoccerWire.com)

Quinn Casteel, Webmaster and Client Services Manager
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 and is in charge of the daily posting of content on SoccerWire.com, authoring of original content, and managing of our advertising delivery.

Hannah Krieger, Newsletter Editor
Hannah is also 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 and Tri-State Soccer Wire newsletters and assists on publishing and promoting of content on SoccerWire.com.  She also squeezes in some original articles of her own, and writes most of the story introductions when we cover news from other publishers.

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.

Amber Dunlap, Social Media
Amber joined HummerSport in 2012 in support of the firm’s growing Communications Services client base, and now manages the day to day social media operations for both SoccerWire.com as well as our partners.

Regular Contributors
Joe Dougherty
Beau Dure
Roger Gonzalez
Wendy LeBolt
Mark Shawhan
John O’Sullivan
Chris Teale

Occasional Contributors
Liviu Bird
Kai Dambach
Sarah Gehrke
Tim Froh

Matthew Levine

 

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