Aug 24, 2013; Overland Park, KS, USA; Portland Thorns team celebrate at the end of the match against FC Kansas City at Shawnee Mission District Stadium. Portland won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

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Welcome to Playing for 90, the SOCCER news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Playing for 90 is dedicated to providing top-notch SOCCER news, views and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Editorial Staff

Baxter Colburn, editor

A former member of the Chicago Fire Academy and Division III Soccer player, I have been around soccer since I could first walk. My passion for the game has led me on many different paths and I feel truly blessed to be the editor here at Playing For 90.

Chris Blakely, editor

I am a die hard sports fan. Love all Seattle Sports teams. I may love the Seattle Sounders just a little bit more. Looking to bring more attention to the Pacific Northwest and it's rich history in soccer with teams such as the Portland Timbers, Vancouver Whitecaps and the Sounders. Check out Red, White and Green to get your fix on all things Cascadia.

Lauren Maharaj, Staff Writer

Jimmy Lee, Staff Writer

I love Sports, Mountain Dew and Taco Bell. I am the father of the future right back for Manchester City and the captain of the USMNT in the 2038 World Cup.

Thomas Formoso, Staff Writer

I am currently a Sophomore at Montclair State University. My major is Television and Digital Media with a concentration in Sports Journalism. As Co-Editor of Fansided's Pucks and Pitchforks and Staff Writer of Playing for 90, I am looking to improve my journalism for a future career.

Jacob Rude, Staff Writer

I'm a journalism student at Indiana University with a passion for all sports, namely the NBA and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Aydin Reyhan, Staff Writer

Janai Garrett, Staff Writer

Andy Pearson, Staff Writer

John Adair, Staff Writer

John is currently on the coaching staff of New Jersey Rush Soccer Club, one of the premier clubs in the area in addition to coaching at the high school level. He likes to write words that form sentences for Playing for 90 and long walks on the beach.

Zachariah Roberts, Staff Writer

Tucker Maggio-Hucek, Staff Writer

After realizing how ugly I made the beautiful game look, I took to covering all things soccer/football/futebol related. As an avid Barcelona and Lionel Messi fan, my goal is to one day be adopted by Messi and live happily ever after. If there is one thing I know about soccer, it is that no one can ever agree on anything, except for that Sergio Ramos' hair is flawless.

Mike Dyce,

Mike has been a life long sports fan who has turned his passion into a career. He studied journalism at the University of Oklahoma and wrote mainly about Dallas sports teams before joining FanSided, including briefly for WFAA. Formerly the editor of NFL Spin Zone, Mike is now Editor of FanSided.com. He can be reached at dyce1809[at]gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @mikedyce

Marc McCormack, Staff Writer

Marc has always been an avid baseball, basketball, hockey and american football fan, however fell in love with the beautiful game the summer of 2013 during the CONCACAF Gold Cup. He is an avid Chicago Fire, Everton, and FC Barcelona supporter as well as supporting the national teams of his bloodlines: Ireland, Spain, and the USMNT. Marc is from Chicago but currently studies in Normal, Illinois at Illinois State University.

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