Our Team

Here at The18, we are building a world where the day begins and ends with the beautiful game, and we invite you to join us.

We have thought about everything that fuels our passion for soccer / football / fútbol and used that knowledge to craft the quintessential experience for you, no matter what you call the sport.

From the newest boots, to the greatest goals, and all the way around to that one skill that you didn’t think was quite possible, we have opinions that matter and those that don’t. We strive to make you think, share, and discuss all things soccer, from around the block to around the world.

As you immerse yourself in The18, we invite you to learn more about us. Check out our team below. Interested in writing for us? Send us an email at: info@the18.com

Pete Burridge

President And CEO

There is deep and rich history. There is infinite nuance and subtlety. There is pure physicality and raw aggression. And of course, there is grace. Soccer is that rare combination of elements that results in beauty....

Matt Jenkins

Chief Operating Officer

It's a rare sport that counts its fans in billions. It's an even rarer sport that counts as fans everyone from Prince William to Will Ferrell, Pope Francis to Russell Brand, Sheikh Mansour to Shakira....

Saul Huerta

Chief Accounting Officer

There is nothing in the world that brings the world together like soccer. The beauty, simplicity and passion around soccer are what make it special....

Brant Backlund

Video Editor

To me the beauty of soccer is that anywhere you travel in the world, you will find it being played...

Bianca Coca

Video Production Manager

When I think of my childhood I think of soccer. It had such a huge impact on my upbringing that without it I don't think I would be who I am today....

Nichol Coleman

Executive Assistant

It’s not often you come across an activity that incorporates several great elements of modern entertainment....

Colby Conetta

Sales Support Associate

The game of soccer requires the best elements of sport. It’s equal parts strategy, strength, passion, and magic....

Connor Fleming

Writer

Soccer is a game that emphasizes the journey much more than the result......

Mariel McCown

Videographer | Photographer

Soccer is a sport that holds a special place in my heart....

David Moore

Writer

The game of soccer is more than feet and a sphere. Soccer is a uniting sport...

Thiago Najman Nejm

Social Media Specialist

Soccer is more than just a sport, it’s a universal language that brings people together to celebrate their teams in a powerful way....

Jenevie Nunez

Accounting Associate

First and foremost, NO ERA PENAL! See, the special thing about soccer is its heart and its reach....

Jeff Poshkus

Video Editor

The passion for the game of soccer around the world is something you can’t compare to many other sports....

Howard Schwartz

Brand Partnerships

Soccer is the first foray into sports for so many. Starting at a young age, it's the introduction into the world of sport....

Travis Yoesting

Writer

One thing separating the beautiful game from all others is its encouragement of creativity. In soccer, you'll never see the same thing twice....

Avi Benayoun

Writer | Intern

Football is the most popular sport in the world. Creativity, styles, emotion, strategies, fun...

Felix Delgado

Writer | Intern

Soccer is the most beautiful sport in the world, that's why it is the most popular on the planet....

Liam Hanley

Writer | Intern

As a former goalkeeper, I find beauty in defense and dedication on the soccer pitch....

Fabian Omobono

Software Developer | Intern

Soccer created many of the best memories in my life. There is no better feeling than cheering for your team with all the other fans at the stadium....

Juan Ortega-Wolfsberger

Video Editor | Intern

Anywhere I go, I’ll find people who’ll share these emotions for soccer, and that’s what I love....

Ben Bressler

Advisor

I have maintained touch with the soccer world by coaching for 20 years and playing in Boulder, Colorado rec leagues, as well as for the US Men’s Master's team in the Macabbi Games in Israel, Chile and Australia. ...

Nikki Marshall

Advisor

Soccer is a way of life, and this way of life has allowed me an opportunity - to be a part of something special, to have a voice and to make a positive impact....

Kevin Van Lieshout

Advisor

Soccer is the world's game. It's a way of life in how it influences the culture of countries and sparks passion in the people. Soccer has the ability to light up the darkness. It brings us together....

Tabaré Azcona

Freelance Writer

Fútbol is the air that I breathe. Only after the ball rolls on the field does the world start spinning. ...

Nathan Reynolds

Freelance Writer

Soccer is the beautiful game and should be played as such....

Kery Ruiz

Freelance Writer & Videographer

Soccer made money from ticket entrances in the past. But now we've added TV and a splash of marketing to it. We have turned soccer into Walt Disney......

Felipe Vieyra

Freelance Writer

I’ve always had a lot to say about soccer, especially when it comes to the Mexican national team and Mexican players abroad....