Sep 27, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Sounders FC forward Obafemi Martins (9) dribbles against Chivas USA midfielder Matthew Dunn (6) during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports


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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.

Lauren Maharaj, Staff Writer

Chris Blakely, Staff Writer

Die hard sports fan. Love all Seattle Sports teams. I may love the Seattle Sounders just a little bit more.

Jimmy Lee, Staff Writer

My name is Jimmy Lee. 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.

Aydin Reyhan, Staff Writer

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.

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.

Janai Garrett, Staff Writer

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 He can be reached at dyce1809[at] Follow him on Twitter @mikedyce

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.

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!

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