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, on administrating the game.
We expanded nationally in 2012 with the launch of a new web platform capable of segregating content based on geographic relevancy, thereby proving readers with the ability to consume and contribute soccer news and information within their own “local” geographies of interest while still having access to nationally focused stories.
Our philosophy is to cover the things players, coaches, and parents care about most in their soccer news – which we have found becomes a more “caring” experience the more local the information. We try to publish something every day that is locally-relevant to each of these audiences. Our goal is to be the first place everyone thinks of when they want to see what’s going on out on the fields in their town.
Chris Hummer, Founder, Publisher
Chris a long-time player, coach, and soccer business executive living in Northern Virginia, who has spent over a decade in proving web-based solutions and services to the local and national grassroots soccer community. Chris is also a USSF “A” licensed coach, and was General Manger 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.
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.
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 newsletter 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.
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.
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