This website was created to provide news, color (orange and blue) commentary, statistics, and photography of FC Cincinnati and their adventures on the pitch.
Michael Walker is the editor and primary writer for Orange and Blue Press. Michael is a Cincinnati native and lifelong fan of the beautiful game that grew up playing club soccer for the Kolping Society of Cincinnati. Michael attended St. Xavier High School and Vanderbilt University and works professionally in the data and analytics industry. He is a passionate FC Cincinnati season ticket holder and committed to the support and growth of professional soccer at the highest level in Cincinnati. Michael aims to bring an analytical perspective to coverage of FC Cincinnati and soccer, in general, based on his background.
Geoff Tebbetts originally hails from Massachusetts. As a New England Revolution fan since 2005, his love for the game stretches to multiple continents, with his first real “home” team being from the Japanese prefecture of Yamagata. While his passion for soccer laid dormant after his final game in the 8th grade, his love of sports and urge to look deeper than the box score has brought him to the site as a contributor. An FCC season-ticket holder and a member of Die Innenstadt since 2016, Geoff is also that guy who marches to the games in a full orange suit. (Don’t ask us how and why he does it—he just does.)
Stephen Buckeridge has been a soccer fanatic since 1972. Growing up in the Washington D.C. area, Steve played for several club teams within the National Capital Soccer League. An ACL tear and reconstruction his senior year of High School de-railed any thoughts of playing in college. Steve’s love for the game increased (if possible) while living in Italy and London for work and provided the opportunity to passionately support S.S.C. Napoli and Chelsea FC. Steve has attended hundreds of matches around the world, including five World Cup tournaments and multiple UEFA European Championships. As an FC Cincinnati season ticket holder and soccer nerd, Steve is excited to bring his knowledge and hunger for all things FCC to Orange and Blue Press.
You will also see content on this site from other contributors who are passionate about FC Cincinnati and the Queen City. If you are interested in being a contributor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org