Peter Newsom

About Peter

I’m Peter Newsom, a 13-year old, obsessed with the game of soccer and living life to the fullest in Franklin, Tennessee.

I’ve maintained this blog since August 2007, when I was 10 years old. I decide what I want to talk about, I write a draft – and, like any smart writer, I usually turn it over to an editor – before anything gets published. In my case, my co-editors are my mom and dad. I also get occasional help on the technical side of maintaining a blog. I still have a lot to learn, but my goal is to be a fairly self-sufficient blogger by the time I turn 13 years old.

So, here is a little about me…

Favorite things to do, outdoors, when not playing soccer:
Swimming, playing tennis, running long distance and having fun with my friends and family.

Favorite things to do when it is raining, dark outside or I’m tired::
Reading, writing, sketching/drawing, watching movies, listening to all kinds of music, playing FIFA 10 or chess and surfing the Internet for fun and interesting things about soccer.

Where/when I started playing soccer:
The Franklin YMCA Youth Soccer Program when I was four years old. While it’s a little embarrassing to admit – I wore a red cowboy hat during many of my earlier soccer games. I still can’t believe my parents let me wear that thing. What was I thinking!

Soccer team(s) I’ve played on, in the past year:
– Tennessee Olympic Development Program (ODP) Team
– Tennessee Futbol Club (TNFC) U13 Revolution Team
– Tennessee Futbol Club (TNFC) U13 Indoor/Arena Soccer Team
– CSAA U13 Futsal Team
– Grassland Middle School Team
– WCSA U14 Outdoor Team
– WCSA U14 Indoor/Arena Team

Other soccer related activities:
I also like to watch soccer – on TV or in-person. My television is glued to the Fox Soccer Network and Direct Kick. I’ve also attended a few US Men’s National World Cup qualifying games – and several Nashville Metro games. And I guess you already know by now that I like to write (blog) about soccer. I even design (sketch) soccer shoes and kits (jerseys/shorts)

My favorite soccer teams, outside of local teams:
– U.S. National Team
– L.A. Galaxy (MLS League)
– F.C. Barcelona (Spain)
– Real Madrid C.F. (Spain)
– NOTE: My favorite team used to be Manchester United, but they have lost some of my favorite players.

My top 10 favorite soccer players:
– Landon Donovan (an American Forward/Attacking Mid, now playing for L.A. Galaxy)
– Zlatan Ibrahimović (a Swedish Striker, now playing for F.C. Barcelona)
– Kaká (a Brazilian Midfielder, now playing for Real Madrid)
– Cristiano Ronaldo (a Portuguese Forward, now playing for Real Madrid)
– Lionel Messi (an Argentine Forward, now playing for F.C. Barcelona)
– Wayne Rooney (an English Striker, now playing for Manchester United)
– Thierry Henry (a French Striker, now playing for the New York Red Bulls)
– Ronaldinho (a Brazilian Winger/Attacking Midfielder, now playing for A.C. Milan)
– David Beckham (an English Midfielder, now playing for L.A. Galaxy)
– Sacha Kljestan (an American Midfielder, now playing for Anderlecht in the Belgian First Division)

My favorite soccer position, depending on the formation:
1.) Deep-lying (Withdrawn) Striker
2.) Attacking Central Midfielder
3.) Right Winger

About my family:
I’m one of three boys in my family – and I’m the middle one. My younger brother, Gabe, also plays soccer. My older brother, John Mark, played soccer when he was much younger. He now enjoys music, playing (rock) drums…and girls. My mom, Phylis, owns and manages a real estate company and my dad, Mark, owns and manages a web-based executive recruiting firm. Oh yeah, and I have two funny cats, Stewie and Cooper.

About school:
This year I start Seventh Grade at Grassland Middle School. At school, my favorite subjects are Social Studies and Language Arts. I like math – but I have to study a lot to really “get it”. As for science, let’s just say I’m learning to like it. I’m on the Grassland Soccer Team, the Student Council and I’m an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

My favorite restaurants:
– Omikoshi
– Maniac’s Chicken
– Logan’s Roadhouse
– Burgers ‘N Cream
– Brothers Pizza
– My Mom: Spaghetti
– My Dad: Grilled Cheese

Odd skills/talents:
Michael Jackson moon walk (dance), The Worm (dance), magic tricks, telling (and writing) funny jokes

Well, I really don’t know what else to tell you. Anyway, thanks for visiting my web site.

If you want to contact me, just write a message in the box, below. After you type your message – just click the “submit” button (you won’t need my email address).

Take care,


  1. Peter…WOW! What a great writer you are! I have so enjoyed reading your stories and comments. You have a gift not only with soccer but communicating, use it to God’s glory! Keep it up! Can’t wait till your next posting!

    See you Thursday at soccer practice!

  2. Hay Pete,
    I cant believe that you wore a red cowboy hat! You should wear one to a soccer game. haa haa haa haa haa haa
    Your teammate,

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