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Bob Koep

Bob Koep

Senior Staff Writer

Soccer writer for the Toronto Star for 32 years, at a time when soccer was on the bottom of the list and nobody wanted to cover it. So I usually had the territory all to myself.
Contributor to several Canadian and U.S. soccer publications also at a time when soccer was an uphill struggle.
Now with soccer having come into prime time attention I am retired from the main stream news media.

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Mike Toth

Senior Staff Writer

Mike Toth is an award winning veteran journalist, recipient of the Sports Federation of Canada Media Award, historian and author of the book Birth to Millennium: Mississauga’s Sports Heritage. He was inducted into Mississauga’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.
Pit stops along career: Founding Editor of North American Soccer and World Sports News; Editor of Tele Sport; Sports editor of Mississauga Times; Sports Editor/Editor of Mississauga News.

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Steven Sandor

Senior Staff Writer

Steven Sandor is the editor of Avenue Edmonton magazine. He is also the colour voice of FC Edmonton broadcasts on TEAM 1260 radio, CBC, CBC.ca and Shaw television. Sandor is the proprietor of The11.ca., and the author of three books, most recently Playing For Keeps, published by Lorimer. Steven is a former senior editor with the Sun Media chain and covered the Toronto FC beat from the team’s launch to the 2010 season. Steve’s work has been published by more than 100 newspapers and magazines throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Africa.

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Kris Fernandes

Senior Staff Writer

Kris Fernandes has been Inside Soccer’s chief correspondent at international events since the FIFA 2006 World Cup in Germany. He served as colour commentator for Rogers TV for Canadian Soccer League broadcasts for two seasons and also covered the 2006 World Cup and 2008 UEFA European Championships for CBC Sports Online. He currently writes for Goal.com and is also a Director at Futsal Canada.

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Les Jones

Photography and content contributor

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Mike Kenny

Mike started Refereeing as a 12 year old in Richmond Hill in 1980. Sometimes taking a bit of time off to coach at various levels, Mike has continued to Referee since that time. His Refereeing career took him to the USA, England, Scotland and Ireland culminating in officiating in the Irish League Premier Division (Northern Ireland) pre-season and Reserve League in 2010. Upon his return to Canada, he gained his OSA Instructor status. However, he was not comfortable with the teaching methods that were being employed . . . therefore Mike has decided to spend his time helping young Referees (including his son) at the grassroots level . . . Mike is a strong believer in the merits of the Ontario Soccer Referees Association (OSRA) and currently is the Editor of Can-So-Ref Magazine, the official magazine of the OSRA.  Mike will continue to ask questions of the OSA and their development of Referees.

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Colin Jose

Historian

Colin Jose has been researching and recording the history of soccer in Canada and the United States for 40 years.  He is the Historian at The Soccer Hall of Fame in Vaughan, Ontario, and the Historian Emeritus at the National Soccer Hall of Fame in the United States.  Colin has written ten books on the history of soccer in North America and contributed to numerous other soccer books and magazines in other parts of the world.

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David Kenny

David Kenny

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Dave’s first love was hockey, however after his family returned from three years in England, he was converted to a “football fanatic.” Dave was a member of the Richmond Hill, Ontario system, where he refereed, coached and played on one of the most successful teams in the early years of the club. Dave was fortunate to develop his passion for the game by participating in soccer trips, travelling to Ireland, Mexico and numerous locations in the USA. Dave was a member of the final team to win the championship of the defunct Ontario Junior Soccer League.  He also captained the Richmond Hill squad in the National Soccer League (NSL) and was a member of the first NSL Select team to compete in the Dallas Cup.

Dave went on to play at the University of Western Ontario before moving to Guelph Ontario, where he took control of a local men’s team and sat on the board of the league.

After old injuries forced Dave into “retirement” from playing, he concentrated on the coaching side of the game where he has coached every age from TimBits to high school to adults. After 13 years with the Guelph Soccer Rep Program, Dave is now coaching in Fergus Ontario and assisting the Technical Director as a Junior Development Officer.

As a coach highly involved at the grass roots level, he brings a unique perspective to INSOCCER.CA