The Golden Goal team is pleased to announce the addition of Andy Simmons, formerly editor of the 615 Formation website, to its team of writers.
Simmons began 615 Formation in January. Although the bulk of the content was focused on Nashville SC, he was always looking to share stories about the soccer scene in Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area. A graduate of Troy University, Simmons has spent time covering sports for the Southeast Sun (Enterprise, Ala.) and the USA Today Network-Tennessee before arriving at his current role as Sports Editor at The Cheatham County Exchange and Main Street Media of Tennessee. He also played soccer growing up, and is an avid (and sometimes struggling) Arsenal fan.
“I’ve gotten to know Wes (Boling) and Glenn (Judah) fairly well over the past couple of months covering Nashville SC, and have certainly enjoyed the content they are producing on their website,” Simmons said.“When Wes approached me about coming over and writing for Golden Goal, I was hesitant at first. But I knew, with my current role being so hectic, as well as the two of them having full-time jobs outside their website as well, it seemed like a no-brainer to come over and help them create some great content on a thriving website. I have enjoyed building a following of my own, and hope that those who have enjoyed my content on 615 Formation will continue to follow me as I begin contributing to a new outlet.”
“We immediately recognized Andy’s talent and knowledge of soccer, and we’re glad to bring him on board,” said Golden Goal’s Wes Boling. “We believe he gives our team the ability to go even deeper as we chronicle the beautiful game’s growth in Music City.”
Simmons will contribute match coverage, analysis, feature stories and opinion pieces to the website. He also has an active presence on Twitter, where you can find him at @AndySimmons615.
Founded in December 2017, Golden Goal is dedicated to tracking soccer’s growth in Music City, with particular emphasis on Nashville Soccer Club. Former journalists and soccer fanatics Glenn Judah and Wes Boling started the site as a way to chronicle the historic events surrounding the arrival of professional soccer in Nashville.