First Touch

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Use the form below to Contact First Touch, America’s longest-running soccer publication. First Touch was launched in 1995 as the first weekly soccer fanzine in the USA. It soon grew into a full-color tabloid with a distribution in the thousands, gracing New York soccer bars and restaurants until March 2020. You can learn more about First Touch magazine here and see hundreds of cover shots of your favorite players through the decades.

First Touch Online continues to serve the soccer community as a popular website and free mobile app for iPhone & Android. Subsequently, thousands of soccer fans now visit First Touch Online every day to read great articles, check out our guide to live soccer games on tv and streaming, and to find their local soccer bars and supporters clubs throughout the country.

‘Excellent coverage with observation and foresight far more interesting than some of the clichéd dirge we often read in our national press here in England.’

Football Trader Magazine, UK

‘These writers find sincerity, honesty and a genuine nature of what real soccer provides. They find not only culture and pride, but a humanity that is evident in every player who believes this game defines them, whatever level of soccer they may play.’

The New York Cosmos

‘There’s so much quality here. This is the original voice of the voiceless. First Touch is unspeakably important. Defend it with all your might, you lovers of freedom.’

The Empire Supporters Club, NY Red Bulls.

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"I have no idea what it is!"

Listen to Matty Lawrence skillfully plug First Touch 
to Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music!

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