Letter from the Editor
It all started with an idea four years ago. I was just getting into reporting and writing, but always said to myself, “What if there was an independent website dedicated to covering the Orlando soccer scene?”
So the idea became a reality. The Orlando Soccer Journal started as a soccer blog. But it soon became a soccer news website covering much more than the games. I wanted to tell the great Orlando City story, and that’s what we did.
I’ve been fortunate to write for various soccer websites like SBI Soccer, Top Drawer and the Orlando Sentinel. I’ve also been fortunate to learn from some of the best soccer writers in Orlando and across the country. So this my gift to you, the reader: Independent, fair and honest reporting.
2017 will be my sixth season covering the Lions. I’ve witnessed the ups and downs, but the story is far from over. My ultimate hope is to make sure the OSJ serves as a force of good.
It’s been a pleasure serving the Central Florida community. We have a lot of work to do, and I’m really proud of this project. I want our content to be free to our readers, so we’ll greatly appreciate your help just by donating to our GoFundMe account. Every dollar counts. Our end goal is to have the proper equipment to produce top-notch content.
Thank you so much for the continued support, and keep visiting us at OSJSoccer.com
— Mike Gramajo / Managing Editor
Meet the Staff
Founder & Managing Editor
Orlando-based soccer writer since 2012, Mike is currently a journalism major at the University of Central Florida. During his free time, Mike enjoys watching soccer, basketball and spending time with his family. You can follow Mike on Twitter and Facebook.
Jade Nunez Soares
Joining the OSJ staff in summer 2016, Jade brings a unique approach to covering The Beautiful Game. Her role as a digital story teller comes from assisting New Day Review with its UCF men’s and women’s basketball coverage. Jade is a bilingual communicator, speaking both English and Portuguese. Follow her coverage on Twitter.
Chief Photographer, Visuals Editor
Since starting his career at the Valencia Voice, Bryce has showcased his work with the Skyboat, SportsTalk Florida and freelanced for Major League Soccer in 2016. Bryce studies video production at the University of Central Florida. Follow his work through not only us, but also visit Brimhall Media Services.
Danny Morales (Orlando City, Orlando City B), Andrea Mujica (Orlando Pride)
Adrian Hernandez (Orlando Pride, Orlando City B)