Denver, CO - Popular online soccer analyst Peter Delomme beloved for his hard hitting analysis and take no prisoners style on the leagues in the United States and Canada stated that he was unable to get a job within the North American soccer industry due to his hard hitting analysis and take no prisoners style.
“It’s pretty ironic that the thing that made me popular online also made me completely unemployable online,” stated Delomme to The Nutmeg News. “I have no way of capitalizing on my popularity because the teams won’t touch me with a 24 foot pole and the leagues don’t need things that are inherently critical about their structures. As well, they don’t want someone who has a bigger presence that they can’t control.”
Delomme’s Twitter account has over 15,000 followers and his blog remains a popular staple of fans who still actually read however his hot takes on the overall structure of the North American leagues combined with his online efforts to shine a light on the murky side of North American soccer made him completely unemployable.
“I really appreciate the relatively high profile that I manage to have in what is still a very niche sport. However, the magazines won’t hire me because they are dying, television doesn’t need an analyst for leagues that register worse ratings than the DIY Network, newspapers won’t hire me because I don’t have the credentials and they are also dying, and the leagues won’t hire me because well… they only want mostly positive things that they can control written about them.”
Delomme stated that he would continue to sporadically write about soccer in North America as long as it entertained him, but he couldn’t lie about one aspect.
“All that has happened with following the growth of the game in the United States and Canada over the past 15 years is to make me a pretty cynical person. I’m thinking about transitioning my skills into writing about my other passions and doing more backpacking this year.”
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Delomme forgets his password for his blog.