Our Authors & Staff

NSXI uses a 100% volunteer staff & authors. They come from all walks of life, including some who work in the soccer industry, students, business authors, and even retirees. With a wide range of age and experiences, there’s a lot of different viewpoints on Canada’s teams and the development of Canada’s soccer leagues. We’re always looking for more authors to join the team.

Our currently active authors are:

Kevin Senior
Senior Correspondent
Covering: Canadian Premier League

Kevin is a second year medical student with a love for the beautiful game. His main distraction from the world of medicine is reading and writing about Canadian soccer, primarily the yet to be launched Canadian Premier League. Ambitions include living long enough to see Canada in the World Cup.

Follow Kevin on Twitter.


Nathanael Martin
Senior Correspondent
Covering: Toronto FC II, Toronto FC, K-W United, CanPL

Nathanael is a Political Theory MA graduate Not-For-Profit Professional who spends way too much of his time reading about, writing on, and watching the beautiful game. After playing soccer throughout childhood, his love was rekindled when Toronto FC gave him the opportunity to cheer for a local soccer team on the national stage. Since then, he has become passionate about Canadian soccer and the development of Canadian players through the Toronto Academy system and other branches of Canadian soccer.

Follow Nathanael on Twitter.

Jacob Noseworthy
Junior Editor
Covering: Vancouver Whitecaps FCJacob bio pic

Jacob is a first-year political science major at the University of Victoria, but he is also setting his sights towards a minor in journalism. He joined Northern Starting Eleven to combine his passions of soccer and journalism and to help promote and grow the sport in Canada. NSXI gives him the opportunity to refine and grow his writing skills, while also growing his love of the beautiful game. When he’s not studying, Jacob can usually be found watching soccer, whether he is supporting Vancouver Whitecaps FC from across the Georgia Strait or at Centennial Stadium cheering on the UVic Vikes.

Follow Jacob on Twitter.


Neil Fernandes
Correspondent
neilfernandesCovering: Toronto FC

Neil Fernandes has been a loyal supporter and season ticket holders for Toronto FC since it’s inaugural season. He has done several road trips to watch the team in Montreal and Columbus. He met his future wife, Teresa, at an away match in Columbus. TFC brings us all together; we are the most passionate fans in the MLS and come from from all walks of life. He is excited about covering the team in 2017 and looks forward to meeting more passionate fans. Although a big supporter of Toronto FC his favorite team is SL Benfica. He often contributes articles to Planet Benfica and has appeared on both Benfica Podcast and PTFOOTYPODCAST. He also supports the Canadian Men’s National Team and would like to see them qualify for the World Cup. Finally can we stop the Dichio song? Giovinco is better don’t you agree?

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Guillermo Del Quarto
Correspondent
Covering: FC Edmonton

Guillermo Quarto hails from the wilderness city, Whitehorse, Yukon – In Canada’s great white north. He is heavily involved with his hometown club of Whitehorse FC, as well as the world-renowned Yukon Soccer Metro League. He is an amateur artist hoping to leave his mark on the tapestry that is Canadian Soccer. He spends his summers in Edmonton, Alberta with his lovely wife, is an active Voyageur, and FC Edmonton Supporter.

Follow Guillermo on Twitter.


Nathanael Martin
Senior Correspondent
Covering: Toronto FC II, K-W United, CanPL

Nathanael is a Political Theory MA graduate Not-For-Profit Professional who spends way too much of his time reading about, writing on, and watching the beautiful game. After playing soccer throughout childhood, his love was rekindled when Toronto FC gave him the opportunity to cheer for a local soccer team on the national stage. Since then, he has become passionate about Canadian soccer and the development of Canadian players through the Toronto Academy system and other branches of Canadian soccer.

Follow Nathanael on Twitter.


Stuart MacTaggart
Senior Correspondent
Covering: Ottawa Fury FC

My name is Stuart, aka FuryFanatic. I’ve been covering Ottawa Fury since 2014 and have provided colour commentary for their games on Rogers and TSN1200. I’ve followed Fury to New York, Florida and Vancouver and look forward to covering them in the USL for 2017!

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Robin GloverRobin2015
Correspondent
Covering: League1 Ontario, TFCII

Robin has been writing about soccer in the Toronto area for message boards and his own website since the early 1990s in the days of 2400 baud modems to USENET sites. In the 2014 season he attended 76 games in various leagues that played in the GTA area.

Follow Robin on Twitter and on his website

Christopher Raposo
Correspondent
Covering: WSA Winnipeg

Christopher caught the soccer bug as soon as he could walk. He went to Winnipeg for university and has been there ever since. He plays as much as he can and coaches at one of the premiere youth clubs in the city. He’s traveled across the country to watch the national teams, recently standing and singing with the Voyageurs, and hopes to get to a professional game in each of the Canadian cities that has a team before his time is up. So far 2 and counting!

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Sean Clarke seanclarke
Senior Correspondent

Covering: Calgary Foothills

While Sean’s soccer career tragically ended at the age of 4 due to lack of talent, he fell in love with the game in 2007 after watching Toronto FC’s inaugural season in MLS. As one of the founding members of the Foot Soldiers, Sean has taken his passion to the stands of Calgary Foothills games. He also enjoys yelling at the TV with his fellow Calgary-based Voyageurs.

Follow Sean on Twitter.


Shawn Gray
Senior Editor
Covering: Victoria Highlanders, ELO Rankings

Shawn Gray is an experienced author who has previously published articles on transit, cycling & politics. With a Bachelor of Arts (English) degree, a Bachelor of Education degree, an Event Management graduate certificate, and two years of Business Administration, his education has helped him connect with a variety of people, through numerous industries. In 2014, he was a Team Lead in the Club Section of TD Place, where the Ottawa Fury host matches. Now located in Victoria, British Columbia, Gray enjoys the local PDL matches, and tries to watch his favourite clubs online with his infant son whenever possible.

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Nathanael Martin
Senior Correspondent
Covering: Toronto FC II, Toronto FC, K-W United, CPL

Nathanael is a Political Theory MA graduate Not-For-Profit Professional who spends way too much of his time reading about, writing on, and watching the beautiful game. After playing soccer throughout childhood, his love was rekindled when Toronto FC gave him the opportunity to cheer for a local soccer team on the national stage. Since then, he has become passionate about Canadian soccer and the development of Canadian players through the Toronto Academy system and other branches of Canadian soccer.

Follow Nathanael on Twitter.

Robin GloverRobin2015
Correspondent
Covering: League1 Ontario, TFCII

Robin has been writing about soccer in the Toronto area for message boards and his own website since the early 1990s in the days of 2400 baud modems to USENET sites. In the 2014 season he attended 76 games in various leagues that played in the GTA area.

Follow Robin on Twitter and on his website


Chris Dubsky
Senior Correspondent
Covering: Vaughan Azzurri, Woodbridge Strikers, and Aurora United FC

Chris is a former youth soccer player who “retired” at the age of 14 when he realized that the easy money is in refereeing – something he’s continued for over 15 years.  Born near Toronto and a childhood fan of the Toronto Lynx, he attended university in Kingston and college in the nation’s capital, where the Ottawa Fury claimed a place in his heart.  Chris currently lives in Toronto with his wife and two cats, and when not writing about soccer, spends time on Wikipedia keeping Canadian soccer articles up-to-date.

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Dan Baldwin
Correspondent
Covering: Sigma FC

Dan joins us to finally get involved in doing something about the sport he loves. Born in England he has played and followed the game his whole life. After moving to Toronto in 2014, he immediately began to learn about the local soccer scene and is passionate about the development of the sport in the country. However, he can still found cheering on his beloved West Ham each weekend morning at the Dog and Bear pub.

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We are eagerly seeking additional people to cover League1 Ontario & Premier Ligue de Soccer du Quebec.

We are eagerly seeking people to cover the national teams.

Guest Authors

Matthew Rooney
Guest Correspondent

Matthew Rooney is the TFC reporter with RedNationOnline. Follow Matthew on Twitter.


Levi Oakley

Guest Correspondent

Levi Oakley is a member of the Grand River Union, a supporters club in Kitchener-Waterloo looking to assist K-W United make the jump to the Canadian Premier League.


Former Authors

Eric Chenoix
Former Correspondent for Montreal Impact FC, PLSQ

Freelance translator by trade, Eric has been a soccer enthusiast since his childhood in Belgium. Eric is an avid Standard Liège, Everton FC and Montreal Impact supporter. As a former member of Ultras Montréal for nearly 10 years, Eric has lived his soccer passion. Eric has written for the Première Ligue de Soccer du Québec website since the league’s foundation in 2012 and now is the editor of Capitaine Soccer, the official blog of the Quebec Soccer Federation.

Follow Eric on Twitter or through Capitaine Soccer.


Davie Wong
Former Correspondent for TSS FC Rovers

Never in his life did Davie Wong think he would fall into the career of journalism. Now, he lives and breathes it. In just 2 short years, Davie has produced and published content at a variety of collegiate levels. He is currently the Sports Editor for Douglas College’s student run newspaper, and a major content creator for the athletics department at Douglas College. When not writing about sports, Davie enjoys spending time at watching the local sports teams in the wonderful city of Vancouver and you can often find him at the centre of any major sporting event.

Follow Davie on Twitter.

Kevin Senior
Senior Correspondent
Covering: Canadian Premier League

Kevin is a second year medical student with a love for the beautiful game. His main distraction from the world of medicine is reading and writing about Canadian soccer, primarily the yet to be launched Canadian Premier League. Ambitions include living long enough to see Canada in the World Cup.

Follow Kevin on Twitter.


Nathanael Martin
Senior Correspondent
Covering: Toronto FC II, Toronto FC, K-W United, CanPL

Nathanael is a Political Theory MA graduate Not-For-Profit Professional who spends way too much of his time reading about, writing on, and watching the beautiful game. After playing soccer throughout childhood, his love was rekindled when Toronto FC gave him the opportunity to cheer for a local soccer team on the national stage. Since then, he has become passionate about Canadian soccer and the development of Canadian players through the Toronto Academy system and other branches of Canadian soccer.

Follow Nathanael on Twitter.

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