x
Breaking News
More () »

MLS goalkeeper moonlights as children's book author

Jeff Attinella writes Dr. Seuss-style rhymes about his favorite sporting events, publishing them through his own company.
Credit: AP Photo/John Hefti
Portland Timbers goalkeeper Jeff Attinella (1) reacts after the San Jose Earthquakes scores a goal in the first half of an MLS soccer match on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in San Jose, Calif.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Major League Soccer goalkeeper Jeff Attinella is also a children's book author with five titles to his credit.

He writes Dr. Seuss-style rhymes about his favorite sporting events, publishing them through his own company. He's now offering free downloads of the books while families are quarantining because of the coronavirus. 

Attinella got the idea to write shortly after his daughter Remy Rose was born.

The family grew while the Portland Timbers’ season has been on hold: Attinella and his wife recently welcomed a son.

RELATED: Catching up with high school athletes affected by pandemic

RELATED: Trump says he believes NFL season will start on time in meeting with sports commissioners

RELATED: Union: 30% pay cut for EPL players would harm health service

SUGGESTED VIDEOS | Sports

Paid Advertisement