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Hola amigos... Arizona is home for me now after all of my previous life in the Pacific Northwest. I moved here in February 2010, having left my job as a Seattle Times sports writer after 11 years. I spent seven seasons covering the Seattle Seahawks as beat writer, even got to live out a dream and cover a Super Bowl (XL) live. I also covered the Mariners and most recently, Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer. Always curious about soccer, I became a huge fan of the beautiful game over the past two years. My background is newspapers, but I ran a pretty solid soccer blog in Seattle that really allowed me to be more creative and have fun, things I hope to bring to SB Nation Arizona. Sports is what I do, what I live, what I am passionate about, and I try to follow as many as I can. I'm told I do solid Marv Albert and Christopher Walken impressions, enjoy traveling and learning, and hope to one day be able to handle this Valley heat a little bit better.

Mexico's national soccer team in AZ Jan. 30

"El Tri" promises to draw a big crowd in the heavily Mexican greater Phoenix area. Coach Chepo de la Torre took a tour of the University of Phoenix Stadium on Monday.

Ducks win Fiesta Bowl; will Chip Kelly stay?

The Oregon Ducks took care of business in Glendale, but the biggest question is whether their coach, Chip Kelly, is off to the NFL.

Collin Klein is on a mission to win Fiesta Bowl

Kansas State's do-all quarterback is the most important player for the Wildcats against Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl.

Local product Dion Jordan is home for Fiesta Bowl

Before the NFL Draft, Dion Jordan has one more game as an Oregon Duck -- in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3.

Overall, a good showing by NFC West teams in 2012

Two playoff teams and strong defenses made the NFC West a very good division in 2012.

Michigan State comes from behind to beat TCU

It came down to the kickers and whose defense could hold, and Michigan State made it happen in winning the Buffalo Wild Wings game.

Spartans QB hopes to lead team to bowl win

Andrew Maxwell has a strong tradition of Michigan State quarterbacks to live up to. He's hoping to lead his team to a Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl win on Friday in Tempe, Ariz.

Trevone Boykin makes most of freshman season

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin gets his chance to play in a bowl game, the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Tempe, Ariz. on Dec. 29.

Seahawks in position to steal division crown

Seattle will need help to get it done, but the Seahawks are in the playoffs and could be the most feared team in the NFL at present.

Scottsdale native looks forward to Phoenix FC

Brad Keller is one of Phoenix FC's first signed players.