Will Smith is a soccer fan who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

By Will Smith
Special to Front Row Soccer

Michael Lewis has a new gig
I’d like to wish him well
Will it bring him fame and fortune?
O‎nly time will tell

But I think we know
We can count on him for fair, unbiased reports
And consistent, fact-based journalism
‎Free of personal attacks and impolite retorts

So whether New York is red, blue or green
You where to go for the straight story
If it’s happening, Mr. Lewis will be on the scene
Covering the beautiful game in all its glory


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Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.