Having grown up in the United States as both a participant and observer of American sports, Matt was often the odd man out when it came to a certain specialist sport called "soccer". A recent graduate of the University of Central Missouri, a passion for sport and their globally-relevant dramatics led him to pursue them as a career. Having started this journey with the media network FanSided as an editor for a Premier League website, his aspirations and sporting interests reach far beyond European football. A lifelong American football and ice hockey fan, he has experience with professional clubs like the Kansas City Mavericks. Having spent his last semester of university in Madrid, he took a gap year after graduating to travel all over Europe. Needless to say, these journeys ignited a fire to experience and share incredible sports and cultural stories with people and fans all around the world.