Matt Barger

Matt Barger


I'm a grad student from Orange County, California, currently living in Seattle, Washington, but moving soon to Washington, DC. I love following European football, where I support Manchester United, Everton, Fulham, and Villareal. Don't ask why I support these teams, I couldn't really tell you. I'm also a big Lakers fan.

I can't say I have any journalistic ambitions, but every time I see an analysis on Soccernet or I think "I can do that." So this is me doing that.

I will be covering mostly the state of American soccer, at home and abroad, for Bleacher Report. I'll have the odd World football article every now and then, but I figure with my American soccer articles I give much needed coverage to the grassroots soccer movement and its league and players. These include MLS previews and player ratings, editorial rants about the odd American-Euro hybrid league that is MLS, and the status of American players abroad.

As always, feel free to leave your thoughts, polite disagreements, Pulitzer nominations, and death threats on my articles and bulletin board.

MLS Predictions: 14-11
Week 17: 6-0 Correct scores - 1
Week 18: 3-3 Correct scores - 0
Week 19: 3-4 Correct scores - 1
Week 20: 2-4 Correct Scores - 1

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  • Muffakham Shaheriyar posted 2147 days ago

    Muffakham Shaheriyar

    Hey mate
    Try reading this if you can and also gimme your comments please

  • Lars Hanson posted 2228 days ago

    Lars Hanson

    Hey Matt,

    I'm officially leaving B/R and moving to and 12th man rising only.

    I'm letting all of my "fans" know first before I leave.

    Thanks for the support and keep up the great articles.

    My email is if you want to shot me and email.


  • Joe G posted 2241 days ago

    Joe G

    Hey Matt,

    Hope this isn't too late for you!

    Fire 1-0 Galaxy
    Sounders 3-1 Revs
    Galaxy 2-2 United
    Wizards 1-1 Quakes
    Dallas 2-0 Red Bulls
    RSL 2-1 Revs
    Fire 2-1 Rapids
    Dynamo 3-2 Sounders

  • Farooq Ahmed posted 2247 days ago

    Farooq Ahmed

    Who Will Arsene Wenger Sign Before The Transfer Window Closes?


  • Mohamed Eldin Masri posted 2248 days ago

    Mohamed Eldin Masri

    A letter from the new Arsenal Leaders

    Hope you like it Matt.


  • Mohamed Eldin Masri posted 2251 days ago

    Mohamed Eldin Masri

    Hope you like it Matt.

    Where are you man?

  • Mohamed Eldin Masri posted 2251 days ago

    Mohamed Eldin Masri

    Hope you like it Matt

  • Patrick Cwiklinski posted 2252 days ago

    Patrick Cwiklinski

    Are sports heroes really dead? Find out in my latest article whenever you get a moment. Thanks.