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Who Are The Special Ones?

Aaron and Juan met at Davidson College, where they played varsity soccer together for 3 years, bonding over footy, video games and wanton destruction of public property. During a summer playing PDL (Premier Development League) with the Carolina Railhawks, Aaron met Andre, discovered their mutual love for The Juggernaut, introduced him to Juan, and from this, a three-way bromance was born. After a few years of friendship and many good-natured soccer-related arguments, Andre (hereafter referred to as Dre), suggested that the trio begin a podcast.

The Special Ones then came into existence. After a couple years of the three discussing everything from Ronaldo vs. Messi to making fun of Dre’s hate for ex-Valencia players, Aaron’s prickly defense of Juventus and Juan’s overall Real Madrid exasperation, we felt it was time to take the next step and make our dreams a reality by launching The Special Ones website.

We each have a burning passion for the game, by whatever name you may choose to call it. Far from being one-dimensional however, we wanted The Special Ones to reflect our lives, as complex and diverse as they are. Music, fashion, video games, and anything else that strikes our fancy will be a part of this site, and we hope you will be too. We’ve pulled together a brilliant group of writers who we feel reflect what The Special Ones stands for: a core group of individuals who love the game, but appreciate the world and everything in it.

So why are we here? We’re here because we’re all unique. We’re here because we’re all different. We’re here because we’re special.

But we’re HERE because we love the sport. Soccer, football, calcio, fútbol, futebol, voetbal, fußball, whatever you might call it, fuels us. It drives us. We think about it when we wake up, we talk about it till we fall asleep. Because of that passion, we are all linked.

The Special Ones is meant to bring us all together under one umbrella. Whether your outside interests happen to be films, exotic cars, or country music, if you love the game, you have a place here. We’re not just a soccer site, we’re a lifestyle site. Soccer just happens to be our lifestyle.

Feel free to contact us at info@thespecial1s.com!

 

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