Archive for the 'Conversations in Soccer' Category

January 12th, 2010

The Path to Becoming an American Soccer Fan

Being a soccer supporter in the United States is different from just about anywhere else in the world. People find the sport in their own way, and the journey to becoming an American soccer fan is a unique adventure. I recently started having a conversation with one of our readers named Stephen Catanese about his path to becoming a fan. He told me ...
January 7th, 2010

The RVCA Way

There are certain brands or companies that transcend their initial niche and re-define the way in which people in that space now operate. I think southern California based RVCA falls into this category. With their hands in skating, surfing, art and MMA among others, RVCA has not only been able to grow and incorporate more aspects of what the brand ...
December 30th, 2009

Conversations in Soccer – Martin Rogers of Yahoo! Sports

As soccer continues to grow in America, we are seeing more of a commitment to the sport on and off the field. One aspect of this is how the sport is covered by the media, and in an ever changing media world, the future of how the sport is reported is changing as new technologies push out traditional print journalism. I recently had a chance to sit down ...
December 16th, 2009

Conversations in Soccer – The Incredible Journey Of Dario Sala

TOW recently sat down with the goalkeeper of FC Dallas, Dario Sala, to learn more about his unbelievable journey thus far from Argentina to MLS to becoming the Captain of FC Dallas.  Beginning as a player on Argentina's national handball team, to being discovered and playing for the legendary club River Plate, to leaving everything behind and ...
November 30th, 2009

Conversations In Soccer – Eugene Kan Of Hypebeast

You know those days when you find yourself thinking "Damn, I didn't know he played the game".... I've always found it incredibly interesting who exactly has roots in our game and the back story on how it's shaped the direction of their lives. I was introduced to Eugene Kan, Managing Editor of Hypbeast, about a year ago through "One Degree of Jon ...
November 19th, 2009

Conversations in Soccer – Gino Rossetti of Rossetti Architects Part 2

When you think of people that are positively and forever changing the scope of soccer in the United States, Gino Rossetti might not be the first name that comes to mind. But he should be. See, Gino is the principal at architecture firm Rossetti, and they are responsible for designing and building three MLS stadiums (Home Depot Center, Toyota Park and ...
November 18th, 2009

Conversations in Soccer – Gino Rossetti of Rossetti Architects

When you think of people that are positively and forever changing the scope of soccer in the United States, Gino Rossetti might not be the first name that comes to mind. But he should be. See, Gino is the principle at architecture firm Rossetti, and they are responsible for designing and building three MLS stadiums (Home Depot Center, Toyota Park and ...
November 11th, 2009

Conversations in Soccer – Dave Frederick from Concave Sports

Launching any new business can be tough, let alone in an industry as competitive as the soccer boots market. Established brands have significant market share and brand awareness, but that hasn't stopped Concave from jumping in and challenging for their share of this lucrative market. I recently had a chance to sit down with Dave Frederick of Concave ...