MEET THE EIF TEAM
A Washington, D.C. native, Henry directs our team of writers at EIF. In 2014 he fulfilled a life-long dream of watching Riyad Mahrez play live at the World Cup, where he learned just enough Portuguese to embarrass himself. He supports Everton, and is just learning to hate Liverpool. While writing for EIF, he aims to see games in as many stadiums as he can. His coffee consumption is a habit, not an addiction. He studies political science at the College of William and Mary.
Joaquin grew up in NYC, but was a member at birth of La Plata (Argentina), the first division club over which his grandfather Hector presided for more than 25 years. Joaquin follows the Primera Division in Argentina and supports both Osasuna and Atletico de Madrid in Spain, the underdog teams that bring passion and hunger to the game. When he’s not mourning three consecutive international final losses, Joaquin is studying economics and statistics at Swarthmore. He’s part of the Varsity Soccer team , where he plays somewhere up front.
Nick is from Boston but never had any interest in American sports. He is an avid Borussia Dortmund supporter, and he is extremely excited to watch BVB’s young talent develop over the next couple years (only to then be sold to Bayern). He was one of the first to be infected by the “EiF Fever” during his freshman year at Wesleyan University, where he plays striker for the soccer team. Teammates describe him as “more of a Jon Walters than a Rickie Lambert.” He can be reached at email@example.com
Hailing from Sudbury, MA, this exciting talent offers analysis and match commentary to EIF. Former FC Stars striker and 2015 NEP State Cup champion, Tyler aspires to captain his over-40 Sunday league team. When Tyler is not writing for EIF, he is beating his roommate in FIFA, watching his third PL match of the day, or tinkering with his fantasy team. Tyler studies math and economics major at Wesleyan University.
Daniel grew up in the United States and Costa Rica. After spending his teen years in Costa Rica, he has become very fond of Latin America, especially the soccer played there. He is also an outspoken Spurs fan (as you will find). He brings Tico flair and a pinch of spice to the team. He studies engineering at the University of Michigan.
Marc Geschwind is our Dutch soccer and MLS expert, who supports the two most storied teams: Ajax Amsterdam and DC United. When he’s not writing articles or recording podcasts, he spends his time thinking about how the Bosman rule ruined Ajax. CR7 doesn’t feature in his top 10 in the world, he plays Chinese Super League Fantasy, and thinks Messi’s beard is better than Pirlo’s. He currently studies economics and political science at Swarthmore College where he plays as the false nine for the soccer team.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Pranav began following Arsenal after Thierry Henry scored a double against United during the 2002/03 season. From that moment on there was no turning back. He now writes for EIF on all things Arsenal, and struggles to keep his passionate views in check.
Thomas Horcel is the culprit behind all Chelsea-themed rants to come from the site. Hailing from the city of Santos, Brazil, his footballing ability has often been compared to that Neymar and Pele; he is, after all, the all-time leading JV goalscorer for Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. He currently studies international business at the University of Hong Kong.
Tommaso’s passion for soccer grew from being brought up in Italy and the United Kingdom where he supported AS Roma and Arsenal. A loyal follower of the King of Rome – Francesco Totti – one of his favorite childhood memories is watching Italy win the world cup in 2006. He currently studies finance and history at the University of Michigan.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Omri is one of our fantasy soccer gurus. On a Friday night, you can find Omri in a classroom furiously mapping out potential fantasy picks. When he’s not making such high-stakes decisions, Omri watches hours of his hero, Oribe “El Cepillo” Peralta and studies Psychology at Swarthmore College, where he plays as a trequartista on the soccer team.
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Jesse is one of our Fantasy Gurus and every so often enjoys putting down a few bucks on the odd 8-team parlay. Back during his playing days, he led the line for Swarthmore College and drew frequent comparisons to Lacina Traore. In his free time, he watches Victor Wanyama tackles and studies Economics.
Ramon was born in Barcelona, Spain and he has been a long time Espanyol supporter…nah, just kidding, he is a Barcelona fan born and raised. Ramon has lived in the Netherlands, Spain, and the United States, but he currently resides in Costa Rica with his family, where he studies medicine. Ramon watches a lot of Spanish and English football, and he’s also a very avid Formula 1 fan.
A Colorado College soccer alum with a six-month loan spell at the University of St Andrews. Described by his teammates as a Yannick Bolassie with no power, and somehow less end product, he now spends his time coaching 7-year olds on the finer points of throw-ins. When he’s not putting his coveted USSF F license to use, Ryan can be found crafting geopolitical scenarios on FIFA 17. Proficient in Microsoft Office with a mean streak of conversational Spanish, he seems destined for big things in the world of soccer.
Jordan originally comes from Sofia, Bulgaria, where his grandfather played center back for PFC Slavia Sofia and the Bulgarian National Team. Despite the family history, Jordan’s footballing career peaked when he completed an audacious roulette against editor in chief Henry Trotter in an intramural indoor soccer match 2 years ago. Jordan is an avid Tottenham supporter and his favorite player is Dimitar Berbatov. Jordan recently graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in economics.
Growing up in the small town of Jämjö, Malte never experienced the biggest games live. He spends his free time roasting Marc on Twitter, watching random soccer, and chilling in the sun. He has a passion for Manchester United, specifically complaining about every transfer target. What he brings to the table is debatable; he himself claims that he’s the greatest writer alive. He’ll definitely remind you of Ola Toivonen’s last-second winner from his own half against France.
A Washington, D.C. native and Manchester United fan, Eddy was thrilled when just-signed Red Devil Marouane Fellaini snubbed fellow EIF man Thomas Horcel to take a photo with Eddy at the 2014 World Cup. Eddy also supports D.C. United and the Mexican National Team.
Half Belgian, half Danish and yet somehow completely British after spending the majority of his childhood in London, Louis is a football coach and Liverpool fan studying history in London.