Author Archives: Jon

Maybe life needs a defensive midfielder, you know, man?

Here’s everything I wrote this week.

Now THAT is a goal

Here’s what I worked on this week: Tuesday: At Northern Pitch, three thoughts on the USA’s 1-0 win over Nigeria at the Women’s World Cup. Thursday: Episode 110 of The Sportive has a lot of Twins talk, some Timberwolves talk, and a little bit of Wild, harmonicas, and nuts thrown in. Friday: MLS week 16, […]

The debut of Soccer Insider in the Star Tribune

Today is the debut of my weekly “Soccer Insider” column in the Star Tribune. I can hardly believe it, but the paper says it’s true – Page 2 has my byline and my mug shot. This week, I wrote about Minnesota Kicks star Alan Willey – and how the Kicks’ attack from 1976 to 1981 […]

A Big Week For Soccer

Here’s what I worked on this week.

This Week in Marthaler

Here’s what I wrote this week.

Northern Pitch Launched a Long Time Ago

I never really sat down to tell the whole story of Northern Pitch, our new Minnesota-focused soccer website, so now – almost two months after it launched – is as good a time as any.

The Sportive, Episode 103: All Together Now

For the first time in podcast history, all four of us physically gathered in one spot. The result was perhaps not our most cohesive podcast – at one point, two people were having two different conversations with other people who were not holding microphones – but it was just a blast to get everyone together. […]

The Sportive, Episode 97: Type it into Wikipedia

We looked things up on Wikipedia in this episode. Things must be spiraling downhill.

Watch Minnesota’s Calum Mallace make a miracle pass to save Montreal

The Montreal Impact beat Pachuca in the last minute of the game – thanks to one amazing pass from a Minnesota native.

Major League Soccer CBA negotiations coming down to the wire

With less than 72 hours to go before the season kicks off, MLS has yet to reach an agreement with its players.