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A goodbye for now
   January 31, 2016 (9:05 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Hey guys, I am guessing you have probably noticed by now since I have barely touched the site, but I am officially going on “hiatus”.  I think that is the word bands use when they break up but leave the door open slightly for a potential return.

I started this site on January 31, 2010 and it is now January 31, 2016.  It was a fun ride and thank you very much for coming back all these years, but my life has changed a bit and it is not allowing me to run this site the way I would like to.  I am still going to have the @socceroverthere account going with retweets of news and the usual horrible jokes during USMNT games.

I want to say a special thanks to Howie Michaels, Jon Arnold, Will Reno, John D. Halloran, Roderick MacNeil, RJ DeMello and David Ansell.  Go follow them on Twitter and continue to support them like you have this site.  They helped this site many times over the years and they are still doing great things within the online soccer community.

I was a nobody in 2010 when I started this site and now it is 2016 and I am still a nobody but I know a lot of new great people within this online soccer community.  So thanks for the ride.

 
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My sort-of State of the Union regarding the site
   December 15, 2015 (8:15 AM) by Matt Benson
 

So you might have noticed that I have disappeared over the last two weeks.  To get right to the point, the last couple months have been overwhelming between work, this site and other aspects of my life.  I am a little burnt out on everything.

I don’t want to shut down the site for good as there is five years of hard work between myself and others on here, so my plan of action right now is to take off the rest of this month (while also stepping back at some other things in my life).  Hopefully things can calm down then I can get back at it at some point in January with some recharged batteries.

I am sorry to those of you who have relied on this site for news/goals/highlights and want to thank the many dedicated fans who have kept coming back to the site over the years.

Have a happy holidays and see you guys in 2016.

 
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Small site update
   November 20, 2015 (10:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Sorry for the lack of updates recently but stuff has come up this week that has required some extra attention which has required me to pull back from the site.  Hopefully the site will return to its normal self in the near future.

Good talk.

 
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We are officially five years old
   January 31, 2015 (11:44 AM) by Matt Benson
 

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Just a quick thank you to everyone who reads this site along with anyone who has helped out with this site in some capacity over the years (you can follow a bunch of them on Twitter, look at the list of guys on the left hand side).

I started this site for fun in 2010 and it has grown with each year.  So thank you and on to another fun year.

 
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OT Sacha Mustache T-Shirt Fire Sale Clearance Extravaganza
   September 25, 2014 (8:13 AM) by Matt Benson
 

I am cleaning up around the OT mansion and decided to slash the prices down on those lovely OT/Sacha Mustache t-shirts to get rid of the last few shirts that exist.  So now for the low low price of $5, you can get this wonderful shirt.  You are basically getting the shirt for free and paying for the shipping costs.  Shoot me an e-mail at socceroverthere AT gmail DOT com if you are interested in picking up one of the last shirts.  Here are the sizes that I have left:

Small – 6
Large – 1
Extra Large – 3

And while I am out of mediums, I do one have medium left of our old school original shirt from a couple years ago, so that shirt is available as well for $5.

 
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Two random things
   July 14, 2014 (11:30 AM) by Matt Benson
 

1) Remember when we had the MLS Brazil Bracket Challenge?  Well, our league had 75 entries with virenb claiming first place and dmlacey finishing second.  If you are one of those guys (or gals), please use the contact page to shoot me an e-mail to see what I have laying around the apartment as prizes (likely shirts).

2) I am reaching out for your help on this one.  Before each game in the stadiums down in Brazil, they would play a five minute-ish video showing highlights of the past World Cups while going year-by-year with some Hoosiers/Rudy type music being played.  It was great and I always found myself stopping whatever I was doing to watch it.  I need help finding it.  I can’t find it on Youtube and I doubt FIFA will ever put it online, but maybe someone can find it somewhere online.  That way I can watch it again, while also showing you guys as I think most people will really like it.  So go find it and e-mail me the link so I can post it on the site.

Good talk.

 
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Back in the US
   June 28, 2014 (8:51 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Hello all, remember me?

I am finally back in the US (currently typing this in a hotel room in Houston) with functioning internet.  One more flight tonight and I will finally be back in Los Angeles and the site will get back to its regularly schedule programming later this week.  Thanks once again to RJ for holding things down while I was gone.

It was a fun trip.  I got to see the US play in a World Cup game in person.  I got to see John Brooks score that winner.  I got to see Luis Suarez bite someone.  I got to spend too much time trying to sleep on the floor of the Manaus airport.  I got to see the movie The Big Year three times more than anyone really needs to.  I met some great new friends on this trip.

I will post some photos and tell some more details of the trip later this week.

 
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Checking in from Natal
   June 15, 2014 (1:14 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Hello all OT friends.  Sorry for the lack of updates on my end, but the internet at the hotel is painfully slow.  That said, the rain has finally stopped and multiple beers have been consumed.  Thanks to RJ for holding down the fort with his World Cup predictions.  Hopefully I can post more later this week if the internet gets better and I get some down time (from drinking more beers).

 
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OT’s Brazil Bracket Challenge
   May 23, 2014 (9:04 AM) by Matt Benson
 

I started a World Cup bracket challenge for this site via MLS’s site.  So go join, fill out a bracket and search the leagues for “SoccerOverThere.com”.  I haven’t decided yet (depends on how many people enter), but I will give away some leftover Sacha mustache shirts to the Top x players and maybe even a mystery prize if I pick up something from Brazil for first place.

Good luck!

 
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We are officially a World Cup cycle old
   January 31, 2014 (6:45 AM) by Matt Benson
 

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Today is the site’s fourth birthday believe it or not.

Thank you to Howie, David, Jon, Will, Kim, Maxi, Andrew and anyone else who I might me forgetting who has helped out at some point over the last four years.  This site was started for fun in the build up for the 2010 World Cup and has grown a bunch over the last four years.

But thanks to you guys for coming back to the site.  I do this for fun.  There are no ads, I am not trying to make any money.  And with you guys coming back each day, it makes it feel like the work we (myself and the people mentioned above) do is worth it.

On to another fun year and World Cup!

 
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