Legacy work portfolio

BOOKS

  • Long-Range Goals: The Success Story of Major League Soccer, published June 2010
  • Enduring Spirit: Restoring Professional Women’s Soccer to Washington, published October 2013
  • Single-Digit Soccer: Keeping Sanity in the Earliest Ages of the Beautiful Game, published August 2015.
  • How the Hell Did I End Up Cageside?: An Accidental MMA Writer’s Memoir, is in development.

(Jump to general soccer | women’s soccer | youth soccer | MMA | Olympics and other sports | culture)

BEST OF 2016 (so far)

BEST OF 2015

BEST OF 2010-14

BEST OF USA TODAY YEARS (1999-2010)

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EVENTS AND NEWS STORIES

  • 2014 Winter Olympics: Did medal projections and led a team of student volunteers to cover the Games on my own site, SportsMyriad. Also did freelance work for OZY.
  • 2012 Summer Olympics: Worked with a startup called Trapit, refining semi-curated search results and Tweeting. Also wrote for Bleacher Report.
  • Women’s Professional Soccer lawsuit and demise: Consistently broke news for ESPN and espnW as maverick owner Dan Borislow sued the league, one of the factors in its eventual dissolution.
  • 2011 Women’s World Cup: Traveled to Germany to cover early rounds for ESPN and espnW.
  • 2010 Winter Olympics: Stationed in Whistler to cover Nordic events and biathlon for USA TODAY.
  • 2008 Summer Olympics: Roving reporter and soccer writer in Beijing and neighboring soccer stadiums for USA TODAY.
  • 2006 Winter Olympics: Blogger and online content specialist stationed in Main Media Center.

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ONLINE CONTENT INNOVATIONS

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OLYMPICS

Features

Sochi 2014

London 2012 (all Bleacher Report unless noted)

Vancouver 2010: Nordic sports and biathlon (all USA TODAY)

Beijing 2008: Everything, especially soccer (all USA TODAY)

Torino 2006 (USA TODAY)

Athlete interviews (all USA TODAY)

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OTHER SPORTS 

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CULTURE

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MMA (all USA TODAY except as noted)

Issues

Preview, features, event coverage 

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GENERAL SOCCER

MLS and men’s soccer features (USA TODAY except as noted)

Game stories and news (all USA TODAY)

Columns

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Women’s World Cup 2011 (espnW/ESPN)

WPS dissolution/magicJack suit (ESPN/espnW)

Game stories and news 

Features and columns

YOUTH SOCCER

January 2015: I made a presentation on Single-Digit Soccer (U10s and below) at the NSCAA convention. See my notes and the slideshow.

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PRINT ONLY

MORE WRITING

INTERVIEWS AND MISCELLANY

Soccer, MMA, Olympic sports and potpourri

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