We do this for the love of the game. While we’re credentialed to cover these teams, the OSJ is runned by journalism students from the University of Central Florida, Valencia College and Rollins College.
Apart from working our way through college, and going to-and-from places, it adds up at our own cost. The Orlando Soccer Journal is now on Patreon, so if you’re enjoying our independent coverage of Orlando City, Pride and OCB, please consider becoming a patron by clicking here.
Who We Are
Our coverage starts with Orlando City Soccer Club of MLS. The Orlando Pride of the NWSL and Orlando City B of the USL.
Founded in 2012 by Orlando-based soccer writer Mike Gramajo, The OSJ started as a small soccer blog, but gradually evolved into a voice across the Orlando soccer scene.
The OSJ explores and tells the compelling Orlando City story by pundits of the soccer movement in Orlando. It’s here where the City Beautiful meets The Beautiful Game.
Meet the Editorial Staff
Founder & Managing Editor
Orlando-based soccer writer since 2012, Mike is currently a student at the University of Central Florida, studying journalism at the Nicholson School of Communication and Media. Besides his work for the OSJ, he is a regular contributor to the Orlando Sentinel’s soccer coverage, Pro Soccer USA, and MLSSoccer.com. You can follow Mike on Twitter and Facebook.
Marian Hernandez (Orlando Pride)
Visuals Courtesy of
Adrian J Photography
Brandon Connelly Photography
Maddie Schroeder Photography
Join the Soccer Journal staff
The Orlando Soccer Journal is looking for contributors.
Social Media Manager – Responsible to posting links of articles to the OSJ’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). Must be available on game days.
UCF Soccer Writer – The OSJ will begin expanding its coverage later this year to covering UCF men’s and women’s soccer. The reporter will be responsible for covering home games and practices (optional) and submitting stories upon deadline. The reporter will report to the managing editor.
While the Orlando Soccer Journal can’t offer a stipend for staff members, what we do offer is a platform for you to make a name for yourself and have your work read locally by our sizable readership. If you’re interested in joining our staff, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org