So I know a lot of people have asked me why I left SB Nation. It is rather simple, they wanted a site manager, and I wanted to just write a blog. When I joined SB Nation it was a loose knit group of blogger, and as the network has grown it is a much more structured organization. I wish Matt and whoever else may join up with them to continue running RSL Soapbox nothing but the best.
For me I started writing a RSL blog back in 2007, you remember back in the bad days, the dark days, back when the local media was focused on everything except the team and when most bloggers were relishing in pointing out what was wrong. I wanted to look at what was right, and use my passion for RSL and MLS, along with my knowledge of business and marketing to help bring my viewpoints and opinions to people. I have never claimed to be an expert on soccer, or anything else. I started as a fan on opening day and I remain a fan first today.
Here you will find my thoughts on Real Salt Lake, Major League Soccer, sometimes Liverpool, it is my believe that while I love all three of those organizations, they like me are far from perfect. I remember a drill sergeant back in Army basic training, telling me “you don’t make a knife sharper by running it through butter, no you find the hardest thing around and you grind the knife against it”. I believe we can make RSL and MLS better, not by resting on our successes but rather by always looking for ways to improve, to get better. So you will get my thoughts about matches, players, the staff, fans, and everything else that impacts RSL and MLS. I hope you will enjoy reading about my perspective on things.