MLS and the folks over at Howler have teamed up to bring North American soccer fans a cool (and free!) digital magazine. The inaugural issue of Overlap is out now at the App Store; the next issue will drop around the league’s All-Star game this summer.
The ‘zine combines Howler’s cutting-edge design with several multimedia features, including interviews with players and some interactive graphics. Features include a profile of Sporting KC’s Graham Zusi and a history of MLS, relative to other North American sports leagues.
Overlap also contains an unintentional nod towards American soccer magazines of the past.When the editor of this website founded the late Kick! Magazine in the 1990s, he asked George Vecsey to write the lead article. Editors Greg Lalas and George Quaraishi had Vecsey write the lead here. Both articles are classics.