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Andrew Leigh

Andrew is the Senior Editor of Hudson River Blue. He has been working in digital and social media since 2008.

Anthony McKenna

Anthony is a soon-to-be Syracuse University graduate who spends most of his free time watching sports and writing or tweeting about them. He is also a Chicken Bucket enthusiast and founding member of

Calvin Anthony Daniel

Calvin is a Bronx born and raised Afro-Latino who loves futbol, baseball, and basketball in no particular order.

Cameron Albert

Cameron has covered soccer in the New York area since 2014, with a soft spot for games played in baseball stadium.

Christian Smith

Christian was the executive editor of Hudson River Blue from 2018 to 2021.

Corey Clayton

Webby/Shorty/CLIO-winning Social Media exec and journo. Soccer columnist. NYCFC Founding STH. 15K+ Rocket League goals.

Derian Trahan

Derian Trahan is a Texan living abroad in New York City. An avid soccer fan, he can be seen coaching South Bronx United U12 and U15 boys at Macombs Dam Park, and playing in pickup leagues across NYC.

Gregory Martinez

Gregory Martinez is a freelance writer who enjoys writing thinkpieces about MLS and global soccer. A former writer for the now-defunct Once a Metro, he now spends his days musing on his Medium (@mart

John Baney

Enjoying soccer, avoiding toxicity, just tryna ball with my bros

Mark Radigan

Mark Radigan is a Sports Media & Communications Honor Student at the University of Rhode Island. Born & raised in New York City, Mark has been a fan of NYCFC since 2024.

Matthew Mangam

Matthew Mangam is a student at Rutgers and is a Senior Writer for Hudson River Blue. He is also the Associate Sports Editor for Rutgers newspaper, The Daily Targum. He has been an NYCFC fan since 2014

Michael Battista

Michael Battista is a New Jersey-based writer who covers the Tri-State Soccer Scene. His work appears in US Soccer, TheCup.US, and Protagonist Soccer. He was the NASL's last intern.

Noah Kassell-Yung

Currently studying at Temple University, Noah is an NYCFC Founding Member who sits in section 212 and goes to occasional away days in Portland, Nashville, Philly, Chicago, New Jersey, and beyond.

Oliver Strand

Oliver is the executive editor and publisher of Hudson River Blue. A benchwarmer on the 1985 Culver City All-Stars, he grew up supporting the Los Angeles Lazers of the Major Indoor Soccer League.

Raf Noboa y Rivera

The founder of Hudson River Blue, Raf was the Executive Editor from 2013 to 2015.