Salt Lake, UT - Despite the growing flotilla of unemployed and highly talented soccer writers that pepper the landscape, blogger Isaac Samuel stated that he was still positive that he was going to break through with his work sometime soon.
"I know that between the ESPN firings, the departure of other writers due to burnout and the wholesale implosion of Paste Soccer that there are a lot of talented writers out there, but trust me... my blog is so revolutionary that my work WILL be noticed," stated Samuel to The Nutmeg News. "Granted, all these fellows have decades of work on me and connections with nearly every part of the writing game, but what they don't have is a dedicated website hosted on godaddy that allows me to link my tumblr page."
Samuel stated that he still goes about his business every week by attending at least one Real Salt Lake practice, taking the conference calls from the team and league, and updating his blog with information relevant to the world of soccer that he scraped from other sources online.
"It's really only a matter of time, at this point," stated Samuel. "I just need to keep my head down and keep working and then ESPN or CNN or Bleacher Report or Howler is going to hire me for those long form articles and a position where I can write derivative Hunter S Thompson style diatribes on attending the MLS All-Star Game. Eventually this will lead to a casual acquaintance with Anthony Bourdain just like Wright Thompson. Perhaps I show him around Salt Lake for an RSL game, who knows!! I'm already planning my byline for Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as an increase in Mr. Samuel's workload prevents him from writing anything about soccer as he works 63 hours a week for the next two weeks.