Personal Statement

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A Joke and an Announcement

First off, yes I am making a joke about “Club Statement” Tweets and how they always feature a photo of a corner flag with a boring title that offers no information whatsoever, yet often contains extremely important information. While this is my version of that, the information contained here is not exactly “extremely important.” Well it is for me personally, but not really for you reading this. Anyway, I digress.

If you are reading this, you may know me as a relative or friend, but most likely you know me as member of the USMNT and/or MCFC Twitterverse. Know my dear Internet followers, you are friends to me and I truly value your presence in my life. I mean that with the upmost sincerity. I truly do love all of you.

Taking a Risk

Which brings me to the topic of conversation today. I am quitting my not-technically-full-time, but full-time job. I want to be able to put time and energy into creating content for you. I want to keep growing my little soccer/football family. I have so many ideas for articles and other projects but due to the time and energy my job required, I have been unable to put out the content I want to. Even watching matches has been almost impossible. The second half of the European club season, I was only able to watch about the first 60 minutes of the Saturday morning Bundesliga matches. Yes, that means most of what I was able to watch was Schalke and Werder Bremen.

After so long, that is finally going to change. After several months of reflection and discussion with some people very close to me, I have decided I want to try to make a career out of covering the sport I love. In order to do that, I need to be focusing on producing content and learning more and more about the game. I want to complete some of US Soccer’s coaching courses, take some journalism classes, and learn some photo and video editing.

For me, this is somewhat terrifying. I am taking a huge risk and placing a major bet on myself. I am walking away from a job I am secure in with a guaranteed income for something that is notoriously hard to make money doing. That said, I can not expect others to believe in me, if I am not willing to bet on myself. No matter how scary it is, I know I need to do this. However, I am also extremely excited. I will finally have the time to share some of the things that have been in my head for so long with all of you.

My Promise

For you, my Twitter friends, this means you will finally get my full attention. My content will not be rushed, or finished while I am half asleep. I will have the time to truly invest in putting out top quality content instead of rushed work that, at least to me, feels only half finished. I will be able to get information to you in a timely fashion. Perhaps most importantly, I will be able to get you more content; more content on the USMNT and USYNT, more features, more Man City stories, more Barça stories, more international stories, and who knows what else! Whatever interesting thing I find, I will have the time to share it with you.

While I still have two weeks left at my job then my week vacation to Athens, Greece, I already have ideas forming for new content. I am so excited to get to work on it and share it with all of you.

To stay up-to-date on everything I am working on, follow me on Twitter.

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