A brief message from corporate here.
TSG is very pleased to bring you a few announcements today:
• Please welcome Matt Mathai and Brian Mechanick who will be adding their talents to TSG over the next week.
You’ve seen both of their work before on TSG….and frankly if they got together and created their own publication, TSG proper would have as many readers as….as….the Rocky Mountain News? Ouch.
Brian is from Philadelphia, played fullback and FIFA growing up and is a fan of Tottenham Hotspur, the Union and of course “C’mon You Yanks!”
He’s also interested in locker boxing….I have no idea what that is.
» The TSG community bore witness to the incredible eye of Matt Mathai late last week.
Matt issued a photo documentary on TSG and now this week he’ll be capturing lasting images of the tune-up series for TSG. Thanks Matt.
Matt was born in Malaysia and lived in India until I was 13 then moved to the District of Columbia.
He has degrees in Economics, Computer Science, and Engineering Management (gosh his parents must be proud), but he employs none of them in his day job. (Huh?)
Matt attended his first US Soccer match in 1991 (USA-Ireland at RFK.) and was a pretty early member of Sam’s Army (ca. 1995).
Matt also founded the Screaming Eagles, DC United’s first supporters club. Wow.
Matt’s watched, played, coached, refereed, and now, photographed soccer at various levels for many years.
Awesome….we’re happy to have both of you!
• Meet the web’s Martin Tyler. One man, 32 teams, no sleep.
Well, you know him already. Our live commentary man Shaun Webb. I’ve known Shaun for almost ten years now and a nicer and more genuine guy you won’t find. But…that’s not what I am here to announce today!
Shaun is going to attempt the unthinkable, seemingly the unattainable!
Shaun is going to attempt to offer live commentary on (nearly) EVERY SINGLE WORLD CUP GAME!
Yes, folks, for once I typed something without error.
For West Coast residents that means getting up at 4:00-4:30 every morning.
I’ve decided that the TSG community–if they so desire–should start sending or at least start thinking of sending Shaun some “care packages.”
You know, a cacophony of Red Bull, Skittles, grilled cheese sandwiches (I think Shaun likes these), pajamas, coffee, donuts and advil.
I’ll make Shaun’s address available shortly.
• The Don’t Tread Contest IS ABOUT TO GO….DOWN!
That’s right…stay tuned. We’ll need your vote and support…and along the way the USMNT is going to pick up some pre-USMNT fans. That’s right.
• One last thing…
….TSG will be helping community member Antonio with his high school project….seriously.