Personally I’ve always disliked headlines like the one above. “A new era” usually signifies major changes and implies that the previous tenure was unsuccessful and that’s simply not the case in this instance. Alicia, the previous managing editor, did a great job with the blog and has built a pretty solid foundation. With the help of the writers already on staff, and hopefully some more to come soon, I will simply attempt to build on that.
I’ve recently been an editor for Viva The Matadors, a Texas Tech blog on SB Nation, for the past couple of years. I’ve had some articles published on Yardbarker, BSO, and Fox Sports and have been writing about sports since I was 14 in high school. I also had the privilege of working in the Dynamo front office a few years ago, giving me some insight into how the team operates (or at least how they operated under Chris Canetti). I’m hoping to use this experience in managing the site.
Lastly, I’m a Houstonian and a soccer fan. As a son of Ghanaian immigrants, I had no choice but to indulge in footy and footy culture. When the Dynamo moved to Houston from San Jose, I bought my dad tickets to a game at Robertson stadium and finally was entrenched in the culture I’ve only been able to witness on TV. Though my dad, the euro snob that he is, may not have appreciated the MLS talent at the time, I did and have since.
As I’ve said previously, growing the site is my main goal here and that begins with creating a community for our readers. I hope to give the blog more personality, like this article here, and make it your number one source for Dynamo, Dash and RGVFC coverage and opinion pieces. We can only grow as much as our readers allow us to so get on board with Dynamo Theory, this will be a fun ride.