Aug 15, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Philadelphia Union defender Raymon Gaddis (28) controls the ball against the Houston Dynamo during the second half at BBVA Compass Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports


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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.

Joel Orme, editor

I am a professional sports blogger specialising in everything to do with the English Premier League. I am a Newcastle fan but I share my views on every team in the league. I also dabble in national team news. Feel free to comment and engage with my posts! I have recently been promoted to editor of the EPL on Playing For 90.

Joe McQuiston, Staff Writer

Joe has been a sports fan for his entire life. Played soccer since he was 10 and has always had a passion for it. You can catch Joe writing for as well as where he writes about his two loves, basketball and the beautiful game.

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.

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's hair is flawless.

Andrew Marcinko, Staff Writer

When Andrew was 5, his mom told him to put down his video games and play soccer. He said no. She didn't care, and he's played/watched/loved the beautiful game ever since. When he's not toiling away in grad school at UCF, he writes about the USMNT, MLS, and Orlando City SC. Follow him on Twitter!

John Adair, Staff Writer

John started writing for The American Pitch in May 2014. As a student of the beautiful game, coach, and former player, John's passion never runs dry. When he isn't watching, coaching, or playing in some washed up beer league, he's writing for TAP. Follow him on Twitter: @john_adair11

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.

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Chris Jarvis, Staff Writer

Chris has been writing for The American Pitch since May 2014, but has been a soccer fan his entire life. Chris is a die hard FC Dallas supporter, as well as being a fan of Aston Villa, Bayern Münich, and the San Antonio Scorpions.

Jason Gold, Staff Writer

Managing Editor of Host of the State of LA Podcast. Devoted Dodgers, Lakers, Kings and Oregon Ducks fan. Follow my journey through the LA sports world and the 2014 FIFA World Cup on twitter @TheSportsGuy33.

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