Briana Scurry

Briana Scurry is a studio analyst for ESPN and a goalkeeper for the United States Women’s National Team.

Scurry joined ESPN in March 2011 to cover the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany and, through her extensive sports coverage, obtained the National Association of Black Journalists’ Sam Lacy Award.

She is also an advocate for awareness on women’s brain health, focusing on traumatic brain injuries because of her concussion in 2010, which lead to her retirement. Prior to her injury, she played three seasons as starting goalkeeper and captain for the Atlanta Beat, as well as winning the 1999 World Cup and two Olympic gold medals.

Because of her role in women’s soccer and advocacy work, Scurry was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2017. She is currently Assistant Coach for the Washington Spirit and Technical Advisor for the Washington Spirit Academy.

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Studio Analyst at ESPN

Areas of Expertise: Women’s Soccer, World Cup, Women’s Brain Health

Location: Washington D.C.

Contact Info:

        Email: czizos@livewiredc.com

        Phone: (703) 362-2755

        Twitter: @BriScurry

Heard on BrainLine: The Hit That Ended Briana Scurry’s Soccer Career

Monica Gonzalez

Monica González is the soccer studio analyst with FOX Sports and founding member of the Mexican women’s national team in 1998.

She began her broadcasting career in 2011, making her debut as a studio analyst during ESPN’s coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Germany 2011. She continues to serve as a sideline reporter for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams on ESPN, studio and match analyst for the Longhorn Network and a contributor to ESPN W, ESPN’s digital platform for female athletes and fans.

As a soccer player, González captained Mexico women’s national team from 2003 – 2007, including the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece – the nation’s first appearance in Olympic soccer competition. She played two seasons of professional soccer with the Boston Breakers, earning 2003 WUSA All-Star honors. González is a former All-America and Academic All-America player at Notre Dame University, leading the Fighting Irish to three NCAA Final four appearances.

A native of Richardson, Texas, González is the founder of Gonzo Soccer, a not-for-profit soccer and leadership academy for girls in ages 8-16 from Chicago’s underserved inner-city communities. She is also an active supporter of the Women’s Sports Foundation and remains dedicated to promoting women’s soccer in Mexico.

Monica Gonzalez

Soccer Studio Analyst at FOX Sports

Areas of Expertise: Women’s Soccer, World Cup, Mexican Soccer 

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Info:

Email: camellia.senemar@fox.com

Phone: 310.369.2610

Twitter: @MonicaGonzo

Heard on FOX Sports 1: Monica González Reacts To The Sepp Blatter News

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Rwany Sibaja

Rwany Sibaja (C-Bah-Ha) teaches modern Latin American history at Appalachian State University. The focus of his research centers on the impact and role of fútbol (soccer) on popular culture in mid-twentieth century Argentina, with a focus on the impact of fútbol on the formation and re-imagination of collective identities.

Sibaja is also the director of history at Appalachian State. His work has appeared in the journal Soccer & Society, the four-volume Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice, and on Teachinghistory.org.

Rwany Sibaja

Assistant Professor of History and Director of History/Social Studies Education at Appalachian State University

Areas of Expertise: Soccer, 20th-century Argentina, Popular Culture, Social Studies Education

Location: Boone, NC

Contact Info:

Email: sibajaro@appstate.edu

Phone: 704-221-8264

Twitter: @rwanysibaja

Website: http://rwany.sibaja.net

Heard on NPR Source of the Week: Rwany Sibaja on FIFA Reform After Sepp Blatter’s Resignation

Mina Kimes

Mina Kimes is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where she writes features and a column about the business and culture of sports. Before joining ESPN in 2014, Mina worked as an investigative reporter for Bloomberg News and a features writer for Fortune Magazine.

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Senior writer at ESPN The Magazine

Areas of Expertise: NFL, Stadium Financing, Sports Economics, Amateurism, Sports and Politics

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Contact Information:

Email: mina.kimes@espn.com

Heard on PBS NewsHour: Do cities actually lose money hosting the Super Bowl?

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Jim Trotter

Jim Trotter is an NFL reporter and analyst, formerly a senior writer at Sports Illustrated (SI) and ESPN. You can read his columns on SI’s Inside the NFL. He is a regular contributor to CBS Sports and ESPN Radio and podcasts. Trotter has also appeared on Larry King’s Ora TV.

Trotter graduated from Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Before joining SI in 2007, he covered the San Diego Chargers for the San Diego Union-Tribune for more than ten years.

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Jim Trotter

Areas of Expertise: NFL, Football, Sports

Location: San Diego, CA
Contact Info:

Email: JimTrotter.NFL@gmail.com

Twitter: @JimTrotter_NFL

 

Heard on CBSSports.com

 

Phil Taylor

 

Phil Taylor, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated (SI), says that “basketball is his favorite sport to both play and cover.” He writes the weekly column The Hot Button for SI.com and was previously a sportswriter and columnist at the Miami Herald, the San Jose Mercury News, and The National.

According to his bio on SI.com, Taylor received the 1987 Associated Press Sports Editors Award for Feature Writing. He received his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College in Massachusetts and his master’s degree from Stanford University in California.

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Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated

Areas of Expertise: Sports, Sports Writing, Basketball, Baseball, Football

Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Contact Info:

Phone: (650) 346-5372

Email: philtaylor819@gmail.com

Twitter: @SI_PhilTaylor

**Important note: When you contact Phil, please also call or email Sports Illustrated senior publicist Brian Poliakoff:

Office: (212) 522-5542

Mobile: (347) 327-2905

Email: brian.poliakoff@timeinc.com
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