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Three is a magic number
   January 31, 2013 (12:03 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post


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

I would like to thank Howie, David and Jon for their help on the site.  Howie is good at picking up the slack (especially in the morning when I am sleeping in on the west coast) and bringing his humor to the site.  About 50-75% of the links that I end up posting on this site come from David, plus he has been a nice addition with his weekend commentary threads.  And Jon is newer to the site, but his interviews and writing bring another dimension to the site.

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 guys mentioned above) do is worth it.  The site has grown a lot over the three years.  January 2013 is going to be our busiest (traffic-wise) in site history and we should break the one million hit mark (since day one) sometime in the next couple months.  We have slowly created a fun community.  I like to take pride that the comments on this site create discussion without name calling and other pointless behavior.

There is going to be some new additions to the site over the next couple months as well.  I am currently working on two USMNT projects with one hopefully going up soon, while the other one is still going to take some time to finish up.  So the site will continue to grow.

In honor of our third birthday (and the fact I am cleaning up my apartment and want to get rid of some boxes), I am giving the remaining few Over There shirts away.  Post away in the comments with your shirt size (only have S, M or L left) and I will try to get in touch with you by the e-mail you use to get a mailing address.

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Matt likes soccer. He likes sleeping in. He is also amused easily. That is pretty much it.

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38 Responses to “Three is a magic number”

  1. says:

    Happy birthday boys! We’d be lost without you! Keep up the great work.

  2. TC says:

    Love the site guys! Appreciate all the updates on our boys overseas.

  3. movinAlong says:

    Possible 3 year reader of this site, it’s fantastic! Shirt size = Medium

  4. Tyler says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! My size is M if you still have any more.

  5. Nick says:

    Thanks really enjoy your site!! Large

  6. Alex says:

    Thanks for the good work fellas, here’s to the next three years! And medium.

  7. Todd says:

    Look to/Read your stuff multiple times a day. Large

  8. Anthony Nguyen says:

    Thanks for all the posts, really helps to keep in touch with our abroads, new talents that are all available in hyperlink. Thanks for keeping us updated. A medium would be great thanks

  9. Mitch Malitz says:

    Been coming here for about 2 years now, you guys are my go-to every single morning and I’ve gotten a few friends hooked on the site as well. My email is, I’ll sport your shirt with pride. Medium.

  10. Mitch Malitz says:

    Thanks again for the great work

  11. Ian Scuffling says:

    Happy Birthday! Large.

  12. Greg S says:

    Happy Birthday! Love the site and follow you on Twitter! My size is Small. Thanks and keep up the good work

  13. chris says:

    Great site guys and happy bday! Size M.

  14. Joey says:

    I can do medium or large. Keep up the good work!

  15. greg torres says:

    Three years old — You’re a toddler now and out of the diapers. Congrats & keep up the good work! (size L)

  16. Josh Fey says:

    Happy birthday/anniversary. Large would be fantastic, medium will do if no larges are left. keep up the good work.

  17. Dana says:

    love this site and follow on twitter! Large

  18. Doug says:

    new to the site, but like what I see. I’ll take a Large if you have any left.

  19. Sean says:

    I love the site! Thanks for your work. It’s great to be able to keep up with the boys abroad. shirt size = large

  20. Durdledaturtle says:

    I’m so glad I discovered you guys. Feliz cumpleanos. I’d love a large.

  21. Brennan says:

    Congrats on the 3 years! Keep up the good work, youre my source of info so I look smart in front of my AO friends. Medium or Large.

  22. Matthew Wade says:

    I wear a medium. Thanks! I’m glad I found you guys.

  23. Geoff says:

    Wear a small. Love the site, visit everyday!

  24. gabriel says:

    Large will do. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  25. Chris says:

    Great stuff on here! Congrats on 3 years! Large if you still have ’em.

  26. David says:

    It’s become a must-visit site. Thanks for everything. And a medium if there are any left! Thanky you again!

  27. Albert says:

    Happy birthday and love the site! Sorry if I left any duplicate comments. Medium

  28. Jeremy says:

    Turns out we have the same birthday. I’ve already got a shirt from that contest for the Slovenia friendly, so I just wanted to say thanks and encourage you to keep it up!

  29. chris says:

    Great job guys and congrats, this is a great site because you can have real conversations, and sometimes arguments with other true usmnt fans, again congrats. Size medium if you have any left. Thanks!

  30. Kyle #2 says:

    I’m pretty new to this site but I’m not above some sweet swag – medium or small please. Keep up the good work!

  31. Chris says:

    I love the site! I’d like a medium if any are available.

  32. daniil says:

    This site has made me so much of a better soccer fan. You guys are great, you’re most visited on my phone and every computer/laptop in my house. Having messed around with a soccer blog I have some idea of the work it is and what you guys put out every day is just incredible. Keep it up, yo!

  33. Ian says:

    Happy Birthday guys! I’m excited to see the continued growth in your site. I’d love a medium if you have any left. Thanks again!

  34. Trent Hill says:

    Love the site–check it multiple times a day. One thought: Why not put GoogleAds up (it’s easy to set up) and then use that money to turn around and purchase ads for the site? It would increase the number of readers.


  35. Kyle says:

    Thanks a lot guys for the diligent updates. This is my go to site for 2+ years and I wear my Over There FC shirt all the time!

  36. Jaime says:

    Happy Birthday…. My favorite site hands down… Nothing like it..

  37. Todd says:

    Second try and to make it easier to get in touch. Love this site. Large if you got one

  38. Matt says:

    I sent out an e-mail to all the winners.

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