Soccer America

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

Soccer America
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Editor in ChiefPaul Kennedy
Executive EditorMike Woitalla
CategoriesSport, Soccer
FounderClay Berling
Founded1971; 52 years ago (1971)
CountryUnited States

History and profileEdit

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 alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Chicago Tribune | The 50 Best Magazines". Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  2. ^ "Class of 2010 enters U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame". SBI Soccer. 2010-08-11. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  3. ^ "COLIN JOSE AWARD WINNER: Soccer America editor Paul Kennedy to be honored March 24". Front Row Soccer. 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  4. ^ "Médias : « Soccer America », la bible du foot aux États-Unis". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 2021-08-25.

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