My name is Juan Carlos Salas and I am originally from Los Angeles, California. I received by Bachelors in English in 2008 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During my four years in college I worked with the university radio station, KCSB 91.9 FM, as a reporter, soccer broadcaster, and analyst.
After I came back to Los Angeles, I wrote for a weekly paper called the Mid Valley News in El Monte, California, as a sports reporter. I covered high school football, soccer, and basketball. During my period there I was able to head the soccer beat and followed teams from the San Gabriel Valley, as well as Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena.
I also had the opportunity to write some stories outside of the sports world, following community events around the San Gabriel Valley.
In 2010, I had the great pleasure of working for TopDrawerSoccer.com. As a media correspondent, it was my duty to follows all of the soccer happenings around the county in the college and youth club level. I held the United States Youth National Team beat, working with the U.S. U23 and under squads for boys and girls. I also was dealt with the task of covering several NCAA soccer matches and the 2010 NCAA Men's College Cup.
Currently, I writing for Bleacher Report as a Featured Columnist for the U.S. Men's National Team. It's the best sensation to express one's ideas and thoughts to the masses and receive feedback from their own thoughts and beliefs, whether bad or good.
It's simple, I have a passion for sports, and I have a passion for writing.
Hey Juan, good article on keepers but you might want to swap out Josh Saunders with someone else (he's played in FIFA sanctioned games with Puerto Rico disqualifying him from playing for the US team)