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Andrew Thompson has been coaching soccer for fourteen years, but it was only in the last four that he found a passion for journalism and podcasting. With an extensive playing background that goes hand-in-hand with his coaching experience, his life-long obsession with “the beautiful game” defines his life in many positive ways, including his desire to work with kids of all ages.
As the current Head Coach at Leman Manhattan Preparatory School in New York City, as well as a podcast co-host with FutbolPulse, and maintaining his role as an Editor at Outside of the Boot, soccer is at the forefront of his everyday life. He has seen the sport grow by leaps and bounds in the United States over the past two and a half decades, and he has spent many years doing his part to help it grow in New York City and the surrounding area.
College educated with a bachelors degree in European history and hailing from a multi-racial family, Andrew has negotiated many an obstacle in regards to racism in the United States along with his current path. In a sport that is dominated by upper-middle-class white families, through systems like pay-to-play, his personal goal is to help so many American youths gain access to the sport which they love as much as he does.