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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: @whatahowler, @SBNation longform, @BostonGlobeMag @VICESports, @Classical, @ESPNFC & more. kkoczwar[at]gmail[dot]com

Kevin Koczwara's Biography

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

All about the longform movement, and the beauty of the quick blog post.

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What was your first job as a journalist?


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.

Taylor Twellman’s Pregame Secret: Lady in Red — Former New England Revolution Striker and Current ESPN Analyst Taylor Twellman Answers Our Questions Fail to Prepare. Prepare to Fail. Marathon TV (Lost, 24, Breaking Bad have all been watched in this scenario). Before every game I had to listen to or hear some part of "Lady in Red."

Puppet Killer: One Man's Controversial Twitter Quest To Save American Soccer — Editor's Note: This story originally appeared in the new, Winter 2015 issue of Howler, an independent American magazine about soccer. See what else is in the new issue here. "Here in a funny hat" -Ted Westervelt 202-XXX-XXXX June 2014 I've ordered a pint of Great Divide and texted the subject of the profile I've traveled to Denver, Colorado to write about, letting him know I've made it to the British Bulldog.

Sean Franklin Wants to Take the Last Penalty Kick — D.C. United Defender Sean Franklin on Fast Food Before Games and Thierry Henry's Jersey By Kevin Koczwara | Photograph by Tony Quinn/D.C. United Free weekend... I'm definitely chilling on the couch, watching TV or taking a nap. If it's nice out, I'll go out, grab some drinks with some friends.

Lee Nguyen's Globe-Spanning Search For a Home — Lee Nguyen sat down with Vancouver Whitecaps coach Martin Rennie in a nondescript hotel lobby in Orlando on March 1, 2012. The coach broke some hard news: Nguyen was being waived by the Whitecaps. A few months earlier, Nguyen left behind a lucrative contract offer in Vietnam and decided to return home to the United States and play in MLS.

Dillon Powers Plays Mario Kart Before Every Match — Rapids Midfielder Dillon Powers used to model his game after Xavi; these days, he's more of an Iniestista By Kevin Koczwara | Photograph by Garrett Ellwood/Colorado Rapids "It is a professional world out there and it's not going to give you anything. You have to take it."

Fall Getaway: Vermont — he rain came and went. A mist turned into downpours and then the sun poked its head through the clouds. We were a bit hungover and tired, but ready to get out of the city and away from life and into the wilderness of Vermont.

Weekly News Digest: 10/13 — HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED IN THE LAST SEVEN DAYS Grant Wahl writes that Landon's send-off game against Ecuador, which ended in a 1-1 draw, was "the best thing that could have happened for Donovan and for U.S. Soccer." [] 2. With Donovan's retirement coming soon, Noah Davis asks whether the U.S.

Weekly News Digest — Stories from the past week, organized in descending order from mind-blowing to meh-but-still-worth-a-look Kobe Bryant sends inspirational texts to Sydney Leroux. Yes, you read that correctly. "Sydney Leroux slides her manicured nails across her phone and pulls up a text she got from Kobe Bryant two days ago.

What I’ve Learned: — Looking back on an interview with one of the world's best brewers from a year ago. It's been over a year since I wrote a story about Shaun Hill, the brewer of some of the world's best beer, and his brewery, Hill Farmstead.

The Wonderbrewer of Nowheresville — I'm a bit nervous when I finally turn down the long dirt road to the brewery after a two-hour drive. The road doesn't seem to lead anywhere. I'm in the middle of nowhere and there is no brewery in sight. It certainly doesn't seem like the most logical place for one.
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Nov 23, 2014

RT @ComplexMag: The Revolution and Galaxy seized control today in the first leg of the MLS Conference Finals:

Nov 23, 2014

RT @CarlSetterlund: Reporter: "Were you worried somebody was going to get a 2nd yellow, like Jermaine Jones?" Jay Heaps: "Yes. Yes. Very much so." #Duh #NERevs

Nov 23, 2014

RT @Deadspin: Lions center Dominic Raiola says he went low on last play of game because Patriots ran up score:

Nov 23, 2014

There you have it: HENRY WILL BRAVE THE TURF OF FOXBOROUGH, according to @DougMacESPN in the #RBNY locker room. #MLS #NERevs

Nov 23, 2014

RT @DougMacESPN: No surprise, but Thierry Henry confirms that he'll play on the turf in New England next weekend. #NYvNE

Nov 23, 2014

This nugget from @GothamistDan on Petke and the BWP yellow card situation is MIND-BOGGLING. #RBNY #MLS…

Nov 23, 2014

Moment that changed the game for #NERevs was Red Bulls brining on Cahill and taking off Alexander, who was huge in midfield with McCarty.

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