January 16, 2010

PHILADELPHIA---Soccer News Net executive editor Charles Cuttone was honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in its annual writing contest Friday.

Cuttone took first place in the deadline/game story category for a piece entitled "Like A Huge Win: U.S. Emotional Over a Meaningless Draw." The story was about the U.S.'s 2-2 World Cup qualifying tie with Costa Rica immediately after Charlie Davies' near-fatal traffic accident in which he was a passenger.

The story originally was posted on Oct. 14, 2009.

This was Cuttone's second NSCAA award, having captured best college feature honors in 2008.
Cuttone has more than 30 years’ experience in sports journalism, publishing, marketing, advertising, team ownership and administration. As a journalist, he has written for major newspapers nationwide, including USA Today. He has covered the Super Bowl, NBA All-Star Game, World Series and both the men’s and women’s World Cups. He has written features for numerous magazines and game programs, including the official 1994 World Cup program.