Editor’s note: As Massive Report expands its staff in the coming week, we will introduce each new member by having them write a little something about themselves to help the MR community get to know them. Who are they? What’s their soccer background? How long have they been a fan of the Crew? Whatever they want to share to introduce themselves to our great and loyal readers. Today is Elmer Plasencia.
Soccer has been part of my life since the very beginning. Being in born in Peru and spending the early years of my life in Argentina, the sport came with the territory. I grew up a River Plate fan, idolizing the likes of Pablo Aimar and Javier Saviola. My family and I moved to Columbus when I was eight years old right around the time Columbus Crew SC was beginning to play at Crew Stadium.
Like most Central Ohio kids, I took an interest in our local sports teams, Ohio State, the Blue Jackets and of course the Columbus Crew. I have been attending Crew games since I was a kid but will admit my passion for the team really took off with the arrival of Guillermo Barros Schelotto. Getting to see South Americans like Guillermo and now Pipa become such key parts of Columbus’ success has made my love for the team grow.
I work as a product specialist for Mettler Toledo by day and follow my passion for soccer doing freelance writing. You can find some of my earlier work covering Argentine soccer for Golazo Argentino, Inter Milan at Serpents of Madonnina and MLS at MLS Multiplex. Aside from the Columbus Crew, I am also an avid Barcelona, West Ham and Inter Milan fan. You can catch me on any given weekend at a local brewery, coffee shop or at concerts.
I am going into my second season covering Major League Soccer and I am very excited to get the opportunity to join the team at Massive Report. I am passionate about this city, the club and growing the sport locally within Central Ohio. I hope to provide fans with in-depth analysis, opinions and coverage on the Black & Gold as the club takes on this new, exciting future ahead of it.
Random Elmer Trivia:
- Favorite Crew player of all-time? Guillermo Barros Schelotto and/or Federico Higuain
- Favorite MLS stadium? Mercedes Benz Stadium
- Favorite soccer stadium I’ve watched a match in? Camp Nou
- Favorite soccer player of all-time? Lionel Messi
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