Soccer America

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Soccer America
Editor in ChiefPaul Kennedy
Executive EditorMike Woitalla
CategoriesSport, Soccer
FounderClay Berling
Founded1971; 53 years ago (1971)
CountryUnited States

Soccer America, the oldest soccer-specific media publisher in the United States, was founded in 1971 by Clay Berling in Albany, California. The magazine is headquartered in Oakland, California.

History and profile[edit]

The magazine was founded by Clay Berling in 1971 under the name Soccer West. In 1972 the name changed to Soccer America  because the magazine had begun fulfilling subscriptions nationwide. A weekly print magazine throughout most of its history, Soccer America was included in the Chicago Tribune's selection of "The 50 Best Magazines" [1] in 2003.

Soccer America launched its Web site in 1995, its e-letters in 2001,and discontinued its print magazine in 2017. Soccer America's e-letters include: SoccerAmericaDaily, SA Confidential, GameReport, Soccer on TV, the YouthSoccerInsider and Paul Gardner's SoccerTalk. Gardner won the National Soccer Hall of Fame Colin Jose Media Award [2] in 2010. Editor in Chief Paul Kennedy won Colin Jose Media Award in 2017.[3] In 2021, Soccer America celebrated its 50th anniversary. [4]

Current free-lance contributors include Andrea Canales, Beau Dure, Scott French, Ahmet Guvener, Dr. Dev Mishra, Arlo Moore-Bloom, Ian Plenderleith, Brian Sciaretta, Randy Vogt and Dan Woog.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chicago Tribune | The 50 Best Magazines". Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  2. ^ "Class of 2010 enters U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame". SBI Soccer. August 11, 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  3. ^ "COLIN JOSE AWARD WINNER: Soccer America editor Paul Kennedy to be honored March 24". Front Row Soccer. March 3, 2017. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  4. ^ "Médias : « Soccer America », la bible du foot aux États-Unis". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved August 25, 2021.

External links[edit]