About

Orange & Blue Press aims to provide the dedicated and the less-serious FC Cincinnati fan with unique and compelling content including team news, analysis, color commentary, stats, photography, and featured articles. Further Orange & Blue Press strives to make the reader better educated about the team and the sport, helping the casual fan become a dedicated fan.

The Orange & Blue Press Team (almost everyone) Back Row (L to R): Buckeridge, Walker, Tebbetts Front Row: Schmuck, Paquette, Mattlin, Craven

People

Michael Walker is the founder and managing editor of Orange & Blue Press. Michael is an FC Cincinnati contributor for mlssoccer.com and a member of NASR (North American Soccer Reporters) that has been covering FC Cincinnati since 2016. A Cincinnati native and lifelong fan of the beautiful game, Michael 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 banking 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.

Business consultant by day, Geoff Tebbetts supports soccer teams on four continents. After once calling Massachusetts and Japan “home”, he has become an Orange & Blue Press writer and editor with a desire to look deeper than the box score. He is also a 3-year member of Die Innenstadt and that guy who wears Orange & Blue suits for matchday.

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 while living in Italy and London for work and provided the opportunity to passionately support S.S.C. Napoli and Chelsea FC. 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 & Blue Press as a writer and editor.

Ryan Meyer is the photography director at Orange & Blue Press. He is a seasoned Cincinnati-based sports photographer that has been shooting with Orange & Blue Press since 2017. His other clients include the NFL, MLB, Notre Dame football and beyond. Ryan’s goal is to provide the best images to pair with the talented writing staff at Orange & Blue Press.

Joe Craven is a photographer for Orange & Blue Press that’s been photographing soccer in southwestern Ohio since 2011. He’s also an avid runner and has completed more than a dozen marathons. More controversially, he believes pineapple is a legitimate pizza topping.

Charles Stanley Doll IV (CSDIV) provide graphics and design for Orange & Blue Press. He’s a graphic designer by trade, originally from Louisville, KY. He moved to Cincinnati in 2008 for his current job designing merchandise for TV shows, anime, and movie properties. He now resides in Lake Worth, FL.

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 orangeandbluepress@gmail.com

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