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A three-time winner of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America writing award, Charles Cuttone has been working in or writing about soccer for more than 40 years, in a career that began working in the public relations department of the New York Cosmos in 1975, and has included serving as a team executive and owner, international games promoter, product developer and licensee, writer, editor and web developer.
For the past ten years he has served as executive editor of Soccer News Net, managing Big Apple Soccer, Chicagoland Soccer News, Dallas Soccer News, DC Soccer News, LA Soccer News, New England Soccer News, Philly Soccer News and Sunshine Soccer News.
His 2006 article, The Best Goalkeeper You’ve Never Heard Of, written for PhillySoccer News.com won the National Soccer Coaches Association Writing Award for Best College story. His 2009 article Like A Huge Win: U.S. Emotional Over a Meaningless Draw won the NSCAA Award for best deadline/game story. He again won the NSCAA Award in 2014, for his national column, Threads in Soccer’s Colorful Tapestry.
Always interested in the history of soccer and other sports, he developed the first soccer player register for the North American Soccer League guide in 1977, and then did the same in 1979 for the American Soccer League. His research has also appeared in the league guides of Major League Soccer and the Major Indoor Soccer League.
His career as a writer has included covering the 1994 World Cup, the 1999 and 2003 Women’s World Cups, the Super Bowl and World Series.
Linda Cuttone has been involved in soccer since 1988 when she began her sports career as public relations director for the American Soccer League’s Maryland Bays. At season’s end she joined the League office, serving as director of operations, where she oversaw the day-to-day operations of the league office, interaction with teams and the league’s public relations operation.
She later joined CONCACAF, soccer’s governing body in this hemisphere, during which time she functioned as press liaison for Soccer at the Pan Am Games in Havana, Cuba.
In addition, Linda has worked in event management for dozens of international soccer games.
An award winning photographer, her images have appeared on web sites and in publications across the globe, including in FIBA Basketball Magazine, CONCACAF News, numerous soccer magazines, and on Sports Vue’s numerous web sites.
Frank Dell’Apa began covering soccer in the days of the original NASL and was the Boston Globe’s soccer columnist for nearly 23 years before being recruited to work for a start-up television network in Miami. He has covered seven World Cup finals and continues to write about MLS and soccer everywhere.
Beau Dure has covered women’s soccer for USA TODAY, ESPN and Four Four Two. He spent the first season of the NWSL following the Washington Spirit for the book Enduring Spirit: Restoring Professional Women’s Soccer to Washington. He’s also the author of Long-Range Goals: The Success Story of Major League Soccer and Single-Digit Soccer: Keeping Sanity in the Youngest Ages of the Beautiful Game. Follow him at duresport.com and on Twitter: @duresport
Norb Ecksl has written about soccer and other sports since the 1970s. A former executive in both the NASL and APSL, he has also worked in baseball and hockey. He currently covers soccer in Florida as Editor of Sunshine Soccer News.
Josh Hakala is a broadcast journalist / sports play-by-play announcer that created TheCup.us in 2003, the only media outlet providing full coverage of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, both past and present. He currently works as a producer/host at Michigan Radio, the state’s top NPR station.
Kathryn L. Knapp is a freelance writer living in Chicagoland. She has been covering college soccer since 1995 and the professional game since 1998. In 2004, Kathryn wrote, edited and published The Kickin’ Hoosiers - Jerry Yeagley and Championship Soccer at Indiana.
Danny Sankar has been writing about soccer for 25 years. Danny’s current projects include a monthly blog with updates from around the world and books for sale on amazon, including Eleven Times Eleven (a review of the 2016 season) and Euro’2016 (a tournament summary). Danny is also the creator of the Eleven Books of Football, a series of books for kids and teens that are used in Danny’s work as a soccer educator and presenter.
Brian Trusdell has been a sports writer for over 30 years with The Associated Press and Bloomberg News. He has reported from six Olympics, four World Cups, covered soccer all over the world and traveled to every continent except Antarctica. He has written nine sports books for children and lives in New Jersey with his wife Megan.