Wednesday, June 11
The big dance is here and the entire gang has come around: The USMNT will advance out of the Group of Death. What? Was it the dominant stand vs. Nigeria? Jermaine Jones doing his best Ned Grabavoy imitation? (What?!?) Acceptance of the talent on hand? The realization that Jozy Altidore doesn't need to score? (Again, what?!?) Here's why we're bullish on the Yanks' chances in Brazil, and our other surprise predictions for the World Cup.
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Meet the MttM team
Matt Doyle is an editor at MLSsoccer.com and pens the popular Armchair Analyst column. He enjoys a good glass of scotch, the Pixies blasted at 11, intelligent Twitter conversations with lunatic supporters groups and long walks on the beach. He takes accusations of "curmudgeon" as high praise.
Matt Tomaszewicz, a.k.a. "The Shin Guardian," works in tech and has an unhealthy obssession with the Beautiful Game. He's currently teaching his 3-year-old daughter how to beat the offside trap. When he's not seeking out venture capital, he's on the hunt for San Francisco's perfect cup of coffee.
|Jonah Freedman is the host of March to the Match and is the managing editor of MLSsoccer.com. He also writes The Throw-In column every Thursday and stresses every day over the merits of AP Style vs. Chicago Style. He is a devout Earthquakes fan. Or is it LA Galaxy fan? The world may never know.||MttM producer Dan Haiek works as a video editor for MLSsoccer.com. When he's not filming and editing interviews and behind-the-scenes looks at MLS, he is the unofficial president of the Worldwide Venezuelan-Icelandic José Mourinho Impersonators Society (trademark pending).|