Brian Addison has been a writer, editor and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food to politics to urban transportation and housing. His love of books, beer, and perspective are continuously fulfilled; Brian is not afraid to cause a stir—but also loves new discoveries that come with debate. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 12 nominations and an additional win for Best Political Commentary. Born in Big Bear, he has lived in Long Beach since college. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.

The Places in Long Beach to Watch the World Cup Opening

Tomorrow marks the opening ceremonies of the 2014 World Cup being hosted in Brazil. Here’s a round up of our top choices to get your futebol on in Long Beach while you cheer on the planet’s biggest sporting event. With 736 players from 32 countries, the event that takes place only once every four years is a sports staple and—like those who love Long Beach—those who love soccer are fans without equal.