Selected Stories by Publication


I'm a staff writer at VICE Sports and publish stories regularly. Here's a comprehensive list. Below are a few of my favorites.

The Cybathlon: where Paraplegics walk again - October 19, 2016

The Rise and Fall of Gerd Bonk, the World Champion of Doping - August 10, 2016

Remembering Bruno, the Problem Bear that overshadowed the 2006 World Cup - July 8, 2016

Welcome to Visp, Sepp Blatter's Mountain Haven - December 29, 2015

How to Catch a Match Fixer - October 22, 2015

War, Auschwitz, and the Tragic Tale of Germany's Jewish Soccer Hero - April 13, 2015

Chasing Down the World's Greatest Dogsledder - March 10, 2015 (a "notable" selection in Best American Sports Writing, 2016)


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Choosing Sides - February 11, 2014

Fraud, the Olympic Legacy - February 01, 2014

Klinsmann versus his Legacy - January 22, 2014

And The Hammer Comes Out - January 13, 2014

Sport and National Mythmaking - January 06, 2014

The Germans Set up Camp - December 27, 2013

Germany Reacts to the World Cup Draw - December 09, 2013

Soccer Analytics in the Twitter Age - December 03, 2013

Susie Takes Bavaria - November 22, 2013

The Roof Is On Fire - November 07, 2013

Q&A with Robin Ahne, one of two German journalist recently arrested in Qatar - November 01, 2013

Stefan Kießling’s Phantom Goal - October 19, 2013

Q&A: Yves Zenger on Greenpeace’s Football Protest - October 11, 2013

Joachim Löw Takes His Pick - October 10, 2013


Chaperone - October 2013 - The Classical Magazine (E-magazine: Issue #6)

Sports, Stories: Talking to Eric Smetana of Stymie, the Sports Literary Magazine - November 29, 2012

The Disabled List - August 9, 2012

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - February 12, 2012



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Baden-Baden Black Forest - August 2013 (print)



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Why Germany Wants to Look Like Its Soccer Team - June 25, 2014

What Do Expats Think of America? - February 28, 2014

Hoffenheim: The Most Hated Soccer Team  in Germany - July 02, 2013


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The Saga of Tomsan - February 26, 2013

Qatar's Football Dreams - September 14, 2011


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Penalty Kicks Explained - July 1, 2014

The Shame of Gijon - June 23, 2014

Diver Down - June 18, 2014

Falling Down the Ladder - July 26, 2013

The Goal that Wasn't - October 22, 2013

Time To Get To Know The Bundesliga - October 18, 2013


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Preston's Plan - Fall 2012 (Print)