Thomas Atzenhoffer

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Thomas Atzenhoffer is the Managing Editor of SWOL leading the writing team and is the director of SWOL University, a one of a kind internship for college sports journalists passionate about the beautiful game.

He is a happily engaged freelance sports journalist in Greenville, SC and is also a regular contributor to multiple English Premier League sites and blogs.

His articles have been featured on CBSsports.com, BBC Sports, The Daily Mail and The Liverpool Word along with numerous EPL and soccer websites.

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Fernando Torres Ready to Lead Spain in the Confederations Cup

Fernando Torres Ready to Lead Spain in the Confederations Cup

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has been confirmed to be on the Spanish National Team’s roster for the upcoming 2013 Confederations Cup to be held in Brazil. Torres showed signs of his old form at times this season with Chelsea under interim manager Rafael Benitez, and his call up could perhaps be a wake up call [...]

Soccer for Social Good: LA Galaxy Defender Omar Gonzalez and AT&T Organize MLS fan day in Carson, CA

Soccer for Social Good: LA Galaxy Defender Omar Gonzalez and AT&T Organize MLS fan day in Carson, CA

Other the weekend Los Angeles Galaxy star Omar Gonzalez and MLS sponsor, AT&T held a meet and greet for fans of both the player, his club and the United States Mens National Team at their store in Carson California. Gonzalez is on the fast track to super-stardom with the Galaxy having been at the top [...]

Arsenal Transfers: Gunners look to make it a busy summer

Arsenal Transfers: Gunners look to make it a busy summer

Arsenal have spent the last several seasons saving, selling and doing very little spending in comparison to their English Premier League rivals at the top of the table. However, this season it is believed that Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board are finally set to splash some cash as the coffers continue to overflow in [...]

Arsenal: Gunners chasing the next Patric Viera

Arsenal: Gunners chasing the next Patric Viera

According to the Sunday Mirror, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks set to make his third attempt at signing French midfielder Paul Pogba. Pogba was an outcast at Manchester United as despite his talent, he appeared just not ready make a serious commitment to his football at Old Trafford having refused to sign a new deal [...]

Chelsea Transfers: Real Madrid midfielder could return to London

Chelsea Transfers: Real Madrid midfielder could return to London

Chelsea are set to appoint a new manager in the coming weeks and with former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho expected to make his return to Stamford Bridge, he is also rumored to be set to bring a few parts of Los Bloncos with him. The current biggest rumor according to the Mirror sees the [...]

Manchester United: Familiar Croatian on summer wishlist

Manchester United: Familiar Croatian on summer wishlist

Manchester United were linked with a move for Croatian international midfielder, Luka Modric last summer. Now after having endured a sub-par season at Real Madrid following a £20 million transfer to Real Madrid, the 27-year-old is once again being linked with a move to Old Trafford. There have been reports that if Carlo Ancelotti leaves [...]

Chelsea Transfers: Youngster worried Blues return could ruin his World Cup chances in 2014

Chelsea Transfers: Youngster worried Blues return could ruin his World Cup chances in 2014

Chelsea have a problem that could be described as both a good and bad one. The Blues have two of the best goalkeepers in the game currently on the books. At the age of 31, Petr Cech is in his prime for the Blues and still looks to have many years left at the top [...]

Bayern Munich: Projected lineup for Champions League Final

Bayern Munich: Projected lineup for Champions League Final

Bayern Munich come into their third UEFA Champions League final in four years and have something to prove, that they can finally lift the European title once again. A win for Bayern will see them draw level with English club Liverpool as the third most crowned European champions with five each, behind seven time winners [...]

Borussia Dortmund: Projected Lineup for Champions League Final

Borussia Dortmund: Projected Lineup for Champions League Final

Borussia Dortmund fought their way all the way to the UEFA Champions League Final. The 2012 Bundesliga Champions had to deal with Real Madrid every step of the way having battled their way out of the group stage with Los Blancos and then defeating them in the two legged semifinal round. Die Schwarzgelben will have [...]

Liverpool Transfers: Four Players Likely to Leave Anfield This Summer

Liverpool Transfers: Four Players Likely to Leave Anfield This Summer

Liverpool had a disappointing season to say the least. Despite Brendan Rodgers leading them to a higher points total this year than last season, the club’s failure to reach European action for next season has been a major blow. With the impending summer transfer window approaching the rumors are flying that there are already more [...]

LA Galaxy Trade Mike Magee for Rights to Robbie Rogers

LA Galaxy Trade Mike Magee for Rights to Robbie Rogers

In what can only be described as a shock move, USA Today broke news that the Los Angeles Galaxy have agreed to trade their hottest player at the moment, midfielder Mike Magee, to the Chicago Fire for the rights to negotiate a deal with Robbie Rogers. Magee has been on top form for the Galaxy [...]

SWOLing for Good: Manchester City Partners with BINI Memorial Fund for Hurricane Sandy Relief

SWOLing for Good: Manchester City Partners with BINI Memorial Fund for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Manchester City may have just announced in New York yesterday that they are planning a massively adventurous business venture in partnership with the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball to launch New York City Football Club, but there is more to the club’s visit to the area than meets the eye. While Sporting Director [...]

Liverpool Launch New 2013-2014 Home Kit

Liverpool Launch New 2013-2014 Home Kit

As the English Premier League and most of the major campaigns around Europe nave finished, the summer starts with clubs looking to add to their squad and fans and the media alike all waiting to see what their favorite club will be suiting up in next season. Liverpool are one of the club, as are [...]

Roy Hogdson Labels Liverpool Veterans the “Spirit of Shankly”

Roy Hogdson Labels Liverpool Veterans the “Spirit of Shankly”

When Roy Hogdson was the manager of Liverpool he had the chance to work with both Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard. In an interview with Liverpool’s official television station, LFC TV, the former Red turned West Brom and England manager paid tribute to the retiring veteran and his former club and now national team captain. [...]

Liverpool Transfer News: Reds Chasing Schalke Defender and Out-of-Contract Citizen

Liverpool Transfer News: Reds Chasing Schalke Defender and Out-of-Contract Citizen

Reports from the Daily Mirror are claiming that Liverpool are preparing a bid for 21-year-old Greek international defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos of German Bundesliga club Schalke 04. Rodgers has been looking to add youth and talent to the club, but Papadopoulos has a unique chance to make an immediate impact due to his experience if he indeed [...]

Locked and Loaded: Liverpool’s Andy Carroll Dilemma

Locked and Loaded: Liverpool’s Andy Carroll Dilemma

Andy Carroll came to Liverpool football club on the back of one of the most expensive deals in English Football history. The former Newcastle striker made his presence felt at times at Anfield, but in all reality not enough to warrant a place in the first team on a regular basis. His outstanding performance against [...]