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Matt Pentz


Seattle, WA, United States

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  • VICE
  • The Seattle Times
  • The Guardian
  • The Ringer
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Past articles by Matt:

This Is How People Can Actually Afford to Live in Seattle

"If I was trying to save money and live where I live, I literally couldn’t go out and do anything.” → Read More

How a canoe trip shaped a young romance, a family and an adventure

Two sets of brothers re-create a fateful 1974 canoe trip to Alaska, completing the journey their father and uncle had not. → Read More

Clint Dempsey was gritty as hell - but he could also conjure moments of inspiration

The striker proved American outfield players could cut it in Europe and helped blaze a trail for the likes of Christian Pulisic → Read More

The 2026 World Cup is scant silver lining as US fans watch Russia 2018

The US will play no part in this year’s tournament, and the long-term plans for soccer in America remain unclear → Read More

Own Goal: The Inside Story of How the USMNT Missed the 2018 World Cup

In October, the United States failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in more than 30 years. According to players, coaches, commentators, and executives across American soccer, the disaster was the culmination of nearly a decade of mismanagement that broke the team’s spirit and condemned them to failure. → Read More

Costa Rica wonder how to top a World Cup underdog fairytale

Los Ticos’ run to the quarter-finals in 2014 prompted a wave of celebration back home. But how much did it do to ensure success in the future? → Read More

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Creation of the World's Largest Bong

When the bong is finished and on display at a new Las Vegas weed museum, it will be 24 feet tall and weigh 800 pounds. → Read More

MLS 2018 predictions: Atlanta for title ... and Ronaldo teams up with Beckham?

Ahead of the new season, our panel of experts deliver their verdicts on the MVP, MLS Cup champions and whether promotion/relegation will ever come to pass → Read More

Stubbornness and lack of talent: the factors that doomed USA's World Cup

Bruce Arena’s team will not be at Russia 2018. It doesn’t take long to discover why they failed so badly in their bid to qualify for the tournament → Read More

Isolation to inclusion: the evolution of the Korean Women’s Association

As it nears its 45th anniversary, Tacoma’s Korean Women’s Association has grown into a wide-reaching provider of social services. → Read More

The Strange Story of Seattle's Suddenly Controversial Lenin Statue

For two decades, the communist leader has loomed over the city's quirkiest neighborhood. Now the mayor wants it gone. → Read More

Sigi Schmid finds a flawed LA Galaxy in his search for redemption

The veteran coach’s return to southern California seemed like a Hollywood script. But now Galaxy are struggling to qualify for the playoffs → Read More

Gold Cup picks: USA to tip under-strength Mexico and in-form Costa Rica

USA and Mexico are co-favorites, Costa Rica are a trendy pick while minnows Curaçao and French Guiana could surprise in Concacaf’s biennial competition → Read More

Why Houston Dynamo v FC Dallas is becoming MLS's most vital rivalry

It may lack the glitz of the New York derby or the grudge match in the Pacific north-west but the Texas clubs are producing fine play on the field → Read More

David Villa's tireless work in New York an example for MLS's foreign stars

The World Cup winner reached 50 goals for NYC FC on Saturday, and he appears dedicated to lifting up both the league and his team-mates → Read More

Taholah plays, and sings, for its school, its community and its culture

Players dream of success on the court while staying true to tribal traditions. → Read More

The High-Scoring Rapids Rule, FC Dallas' feel-good story, MLS's best team?

The goal-fests all around MLS in Week 11 shouldn't have come as a surprise. → Read More

Jozy Altidore not getting enough credit for immense impact on Toronto FC

Altidore can strike a pose, too. Asked afterward whether Jozy Altidore is still somehow underrated around Major League Soccer, Toronto FC teammate Michael Bradley only smirked and offered a curt nod, as if the answer was so obvious the question needn’t even be asked. Bradley could have just gestured → Read More

Toronto FC's impressive win backs up Bradley's 'best team in MLS' claim

The TFC captain said ‘we feel like we have the best team in the league’ – and on the evidence of a 1-0 victory that snapped Seattle’s home streak, it’s hard to argue → Read More

L.A. Galaxy, Philadelphia Union problems run too deep to be solved by coaching changes

Roland Alberg’s 39th-minute goal made it 3-0 to the Philadelphia Union on Saturday afternoon at PPL Park. The Montreal Impact pulled one back shortly afterward, but Philly carried the 3-1 lead into the final 25 minutes and looked well on its way to a badly-needed victory. Impact striker Anthony Jackson-Hamel → Read More