About the Author

Adam Elder is an award-winning journalist and editor in San Diego whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, WIRED, EsquireNew York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Newyorker.com, VICE, Air Mail, MEL Magazine, and elsewhere.

Other writing:

There's Nothing More American Than Watching Soccer in SpanishNew York Magazine

Has the U.S. Become a Soccer Nation?, The New Yorker

No Hot Dogs in the Clubhouse? What Would Babe Ruth Say?The New York Times

The (No Longer) Secret World of Surf Spots, The New York Times

Tossed From the Ark, WIRED magazine

Legislate Against the Machine, Esquire magazine

Natalie Portman Wanted to Shift Football Culture. So She Founded Angel City FC, The Guardian

Beyond the Infinite—and Back, Air Mail

A New Radical Maneuver for Skateboarders: Going to Physical Therapy, The New York Times

Landon Donovan’s Eccentric Career: ‘I Try Not to Just Accept Everything Society Says,’ The Guardian

Seeking Safety in Big Waves, The New Yorker

‘Hilarious Guys With Day Jobs’: The British Team That Makes Soccer Fun Again, The New York Times

The World’s Greenest Sports Team Is a Century-Old Football Club in a Tiny English Town, The New Yorker