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Worcester, MA
Freelance Journalist
Covers:  soccer, long-form features, sports, general news, beer, music, mls, major league soccer, usmnt

Freelance Journalist. kkoczwar[at]gmail[dot]com

Kevin Koczwara's Biography

Worcester, Mass, based journalist. Contributed to VICE Sports, The New York Times, ESPNFC, SBNation, SBNation Longform, Grantland, The Boston Globe, The Boston Globe Magazine, Sports on Earth, NBC ProSoccerTalk, Soccer By Ives, Worcester Mag, The Classical, KCKRS.com, New England Soccer Today, A Football Report, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, American Soccer Now, New England Soccer Journal, NESN.com and more. Member of the NASR.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelancing.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. Often.

How is social media changing news?

It makes it more interactive. Readers and sources now add on to the narrative.

USA's Morgan Brian hopes simplicity will bring Women's World Cup success

theguardian.com — Morgan Brian slides off her brand new blacked-out cleats and sits down. She has just finished playing her final game for the National Women's Soccer League's Houston Dash - who selected the midfielder with the first pick in this year's draft - before she jets off to California to prepare for the upcoming World Cup in Canada.

Sydney Leroux's Journey from Canada to the American National Team

sbnation.com — A skinny 9-year-old girl with dark, wavy hair bounces around her living room, a soccer ball at her feet. She kicks it against the cream and green tweed couch. Her eyes stare into the television. More than 90,000 people pile into the Rose Bowl for the women's World Cup final.
May 07, 2015

RT @Voxlongform: Dreams have no borders: Sydney Leroux's Journey from Canada to the American National Team ift.tt/1bAUVHZ

May 07, 2015

RT @GlennStout: #USWNT Sydney Leroux, Canada's greatest American. And today is her 25th birthday: #longform #longreads sbnation.com/longform/2015/… via @sbnation

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Surviving the World's Most Terrifying Race

sports.vice.com — "The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart." - Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus A sense of dread has hung over Jason Spare's life. Spare's father was 33 years old when he had his first heart attack. It almost killed him.

Surviving the World's Most Terrifying Race

sports.vice.com — "The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart." - Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus A sense of dread has hung over Jason Spare's life. Spare's father was 33 years old when he had his first heart attack. It almost killed him.
Apr 08, 2015

I spent some time in the Vermont cold with some crazy hikers and wrote about it. It was really cold. sports.vice.com/article/surviv… via @vicesports

Apr 08, 2015

I wrote a story for VICE about some crazy people. | Surviving the World's Most Terrifying Race sports.vice.com/article/surviv… via @vicesports

Apr 08, 2015

One more time: My journey to understand endurance athletes hiking the Long Trail in Jan. for @VICESports sports.vice.com/article/surviv… #longreads

Apr 09, 2015

RT @TheTomasRios: We sent @kkoczwara to cover a terrifying race that nearly ended in tragedy. Powerful, harrowing stuff here. sports.vice.com/article/surviv…

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New York City FC v New England Revolution - live!

theguardian.com — Rolling report: Follow Kevin Koczwara's minute-by-minute report of New York City FC's home debut against the New England Revolution

Wandering striker Juan Agudelo right at home with New England Revolution

theguardian.com — A work permit seemed like formality for Juan Agudelo when he signed a pre-contract agreement with Stoke City in 2013. The American forward was one of the United States' most promising young players. He'd scored on his international debut, as a 17-year-old in a 1-0 win over South Africa, to become the youngest goalscorer in the history of the national team.

The Art of Music and Life: An interview with Jason Anderson

medium.com — Jason Anderson is smaller than I remember. He's so full of energy and passion in his recordings and live shows that it's easy to forget that he's a skinny guy with a slender face and a graying beard - or it feels like it's graying. He looks worn and tattered, like the old trainer hoppers in cartoons.
Jan 30, 2015

I interviewed one of the coolest dudes out there. | “The Art of Music and Life: An interview with Jason Anderson” medium.com/@kkoczwara/the…

Jan 30, 2015

“To be honest, I am just happy when people turn out at the shows.” —@Jason Anderson medium.com/@kkoczwara/the…

Super Bowl Media Day is Dumb Just Like the Media

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Sep 03, 2015

PR people are always a fan "of all your work," but have totally skipped 99 percent of it because there's a ton of crap in there.

Sep 03, 2015

Haji Wright, the young star who chose New York Cosmos over MLS and Europe gu.com/p/4c2g4

Sep 03, 2015

MLS needs to look seriously at introducing international breaks gu.com/p/4c4fc

Sep 03, 2015

RT @SamBorden: Everyone knows FIFA gave Barca a huge transfer ban. The less-known fallout? A slew of kids who now can't play at all. nytimes.com/2015/09/01/spo…

Sep 03, 2015

RT @whatahowler: MIX AND THE CITY: We took @nycfc and #usmnt midfielder Mix Diskerud to a barber shop for t… bit.ly/1hXfdQb pic.twitter.com/voDlgfUqU4

Sep 03, 2015

But what would Donald Trump do if he was Goodell?

Sep 03, 2015

Getting my ear plugs. “@GarrettQuinn: That loud noise you just heard was the start of the hot sports take machine.”


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