Hi, my name is Matthew Spitz. I'm the lead writer at the US Futblog and I have played soccer my entire life. I fell in love with the sport from day one and could never get away from the game. Thus, as the old adage goes if you can't play play professionally you might as well write about it.
I have a great passion for soccer and I'm trying to increase the popularity of the sport in the US. I want to accomplish this by spreading the support for the US Men's National Team (USMNT).
The USMNT is getting better everyday, as the talent in US soccer is constantly increasing. You could see this emerging talent in the World Cup, as young players like Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley played major roles in the team's success. Coming off a great World Cup, popularity for soccer needs to continue to grow all year long.
Also, with competitive tournaments such as the Gold Cup and with intense qualifying matches against the likes of Mexico, there is enough action to keep fans interested for the next 4 years leading up to the World Cup in Brazil. The US vs. Mexico rivalry is one of the best in sports, as both sides despise each other and always produce epic battles with dramatic moments.
You also have tons of American players playing abroad for big clubs in Europe that need our support. Following the careers of your favorite players is something that is done in every single sport except soccer. Hopefully this will change, as Landon Donovan and other American players look to succeed on soccer's biggest stage, which is Europe.
There's nothing better than everyone in the country supporting one team. This is OUR team so let's continue the soccer craze that started during the US' remarkable World Cup run.
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