Archive for the 'Conversations in Soccer' Category

August 13th, 2013

Retail Spotlight – soccerloco

A few months back I connected with a couple folks over at Southern California soccer specialty retailer soccerloco. It all started with some emails back and forth with soccerloco founder John Lococo and subsequently (and separately) I started chatting with their marketing dude Brandon. soccerloco has an absolute ton going on so I wanted to get down ...
June 10th, 2013

Conversations in Soccer – Trevor Slavick of Futbol Artist Network

We have talked endlessly around here about the lifestyle and culture of soccer. When we first started on about this, we were often times left with blank stares and confusion. But the culture around the sport has been growing in the US the least few years and more people are helping to expose this lifestyle and culture. One of those people is Trevor ...
June 6th, 2013

Jogabo Gives Your Local Games a New Meaning

First off, HUGE thanks to The Original Winger and Bumpy Pitch team for welcoming me! I'm excited to be a part of a team that embraces the soccer lifestyle through and through and does so much to grow the game. Going with that theme, I'm excited to share my first post with you all about  a company taking local soccer to a new level. When I first ...
November 14th, 2012

Conversations in Soccer: Mark Kirby and George Quraishi – Founders of Howler Magazine

I first met Mark Kirby last year while I was in New York. Our mutual friend Adam Spangler introduced us and he told me that Mark and his business partner George were in the process of trying to start up a soccer magazine. Both had spent considerable time in the publishing world working for some of the magazines that you and I most likely read. We ended ...
October 30th, 2011

Conversations in Soccer :: The founders of LifeKraze.com

What is LifeKraze "LifeKraze is an online community where people encourage each other to be active offline. It’s the competition you find in your favorite games. It’s the benefits of a loyalty program. It’s the lasting connections of a social network, built around a dedication to changing lives. It’s LifeKraze, and it’s a unique environment ...
June 21st, 2011

Portrait Of A Sport – JP Dellacamera

Been incredibly fortunate this year to work with the man behind some of the most important moments in the history of soccer in the United States, iconic play x play man JP Dellacamera. Great dude, a person no one has a bad word to say about and the guy who's brain I get to pick every single week......  
June 16th, 2011

Portrait Of A Sport – Joe Cummings

I met the man above when I was just 20 years old, having signed with Major League Soccer back in 1997 (via one of the first Project 40 signings) and then allocated to the New England Revolution.  Never did I think that the man who was my General Manager with the Revs would turn out to be one of the greatest people I've ever met and someone I would be ...
April 19th, 2011

Ethan King – Charity Ball

A couple of weeks ago I stumble across a Twitter handle called Charity Ball that helps get soccer balls to impoverished kids. I think this sounds very cool so I start following them. Shortly after I get an email saying that the organization is interested in seeing if there is a way that Bumpy Pitch and Charity Ball could do something together. I say of ...
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