Staff Picks Week 13: Featuring Guest Picker Thomas Rongen

Here at Total MLS, we watch the league and cover it on a weekly basis. If you looked at our picks, you wouldn’t believe the previous statement. Only Cory has picked more right than he has wrong. Dustyn went spiraling from the top of the standings after a 2-10 week. Ian, Steven, Anders, Tyler, and Mike all limped to the finish last week with a 3-9 record. Even last week’s guest picker Steve Zakuani fell a victim to our awful luck at picking games, finishing at 4-8.

This week’s guest picker is our favorite bow-tie wearing former coach turned pundit Thomas Rongen.

You may know Thomas as a former coach of the Tampa Bay Mutiny, New England Revolution, DC United, Chivas USA, the United States U20s, and most recently the Tampa Bay Rowdies in NASL. Thomas may be best known for his role as coach of American Samoa in 2011, a role that was portrayed in the great documentary Next Goal Wins, following American Samoa as they tried to recover from being one of the weakest teams in the world and their quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.

Best of luck to Thomas and all of our staff in their picks this week.