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2015-08-11: Daniel Squizzato of MLSSoccer.com interviewed me, among others, to discuss Canada’s fan-created soccer championship, the Voyageurs Cup. Normally I might not mention it, but it’s an interesting article in its own right. 2015-07-15: Pick up a digital copy of Plastic Pitch magazine for my look back at the centenary of Victoria’s Jackson Cup soccer championship. Available on Shopify, iTunes, and Google Play. 2014-11-23: After five months’ wait the lads at Red Nation Online have released the third and final installment of From the Black Hole’s Super Massive podcast featuring, among others, a highly boozed-up me talking about the Women’s U-20 World Cup. Remember that? My own contribution is too slurry to be worthwhile but still a good listen.

My work has included contributing to one of the Internet’s top Edmonton Oilers websites, Copper & Blue, since 2010, and founding the Vancouver Whitecaps SB Nation site Eighty Six Forever that same year. I edited and wrote hundreds of articles for Eighty Six Forever until 2012, when I returned to my personal blog on Canadian soccer, Maple Leaf Forever! My ruminations on soccer have been published on the Score’s Footy Blog, Goal.com, Canadian Soccer News, and one of Canada’s most-read soccer magazines, Inside Soccer. I maintain and write for the website of the Juan de Fuca Plate, a fan-created British Columbia semi-professional soccer championship, contributed the occasional article to the Vancouver Southsiders’ fanzine and website, and in 2013 and 2014 was editor and co-host of Two Fat Bastards, an inaccurately-named but entertaining and informative Canadian soccer podcast. . Today my writing on Canadian soccer can be regularly found at Maple Leaf Forever!, and I am an occasional contributor and despairer-in-residence on Copper & Blue. My Twitter account contains my excessively-frequent ruminations on sport, politics, and people who annoy me on public transit, though I wouldn’t suggest showing it to your children or the readily offended. All the contact information a spambot could possibly ask for is on the sidebar to the right.