To anyone who might still be reading:
I know it's been awhile, but it's been a crazy year.
I know, I MISSED OUT on Becks. But then, it seems like a lot of people did, too.
And the Earthquakes are coming back!
Houston is Numero Uno again ...
Lots of stuff, I know. I've been watching from the wings, too busy to comment or blog.
I go away for a few days and news of international players start hitting the wires. Chivas signs
France's Laurent Merlin (man, I do love that name!), the Wizards signed Argentina's Carlos
Marinelli, RBNY is trying to get Brazilian striker Edmundo. Just like leagues worldwide and the
United States itself, MLS is getting to be a very worldly place to be.
Now who would have guessed that the team to make my day this weekend would be Chivas USA? The LA
Goats ended up being my only bright spot this weekend, at a cost to my favorite guy and his team.
Chivas whooped up on Alecko Eskandarian and FC Tornoto 2-0, and a goal and an assist by Sacha
Kljestan gave me the most points of the day for my fantasy team.
Yay! It's the Return of MLS Fantasy FÃºtbol! Oh, how I adore fantasy fÃºtbol, if for no other
reason than it gives me a chance to boss the players around on the computer screen. You know that
scene in SpaceBalls where Dark Helmet is playing with his Princess Vespa action figure? Yes, if
only I had my own MLS players' action figures, so I could put on little fantasy plays and saying
things like, "And now Princess Landon, I have you in my clutches, to have my wicked way with you,
the way I want to.
Can Beckham fill fashion void in U.S. sports? asks a Reuters story, which comes with this pic of
Beckham in all his natty glory with a Scary ... oops, I mean Posh ... piece of arm candy at his
side. Although I'm not an avid sports follower on anything outside of futbol, but stories about US
athletes and their off-court/field attire do come up in the general media from time to time.
First off -- blog roll!! Let's say hello to FÃºtbol USA and Soccer Fan News , and sadly I bid
farewell to a couple of folks whose blogs have disappeared. I'm super happy to link to MLS blogs,
most of which are exceedingly fine. I plan to do more blog trolling as time permits, so watch this
space for more updates, and if you'd like to list me and for me to list you, manÃ¡dame un mensaje!
No, not in age! This makes 100 posts since I started up this way back in February 2006. Which is
pretty sad, considering that I've only done 100 posts so far. Shouldn't I have done more? Don't I
have more bitching and kvetching and sobbing and huzzahing to do over MLS and the USMNT and the
various related events? Are there not enough moments in the day for me to drool over various futbol
If you read Spanish, follow the links here or here to read about DC United's 1-1 draw against
Mexican powerhouse FC Guadalajara, and how las Chivas aren't really happy about it. If you read
Spanish follow the link here or if you read English follow this link here to read about how the
Dynamo whooped FC Pachuca (but how is anyone a futbol fan if they can't at least read Spanish?
That's it, I'm officially stating my non-fandom of David Beckham. Yes, he's good for
MLS and blah blah blah, but the Beckhams have official teamed up with the evil empire that is
Reality TV. What's next, Landon on The Surreal Life? Clint Dempsey on Making the Band?
Although I actually think the behind-the-scenes action of an MLS team for one season would be a
fascinating watch, but it'd take something like Bravo to pull that off.
How many more days until the new MLS season starts? Someone make me a countdown ticker. I need to know and I'm too damn lazy to actually look at the calendar and county for myself.Anyway, even though I haven't been blogging about futbol, rest assured I ha
Well, I got snowed out of school today, so I had a few minutes to sit down and get a firmer foothold on the latest things to hit US fÃºtbol, namely the pending arrival of superfutbolista David Beckham (and Posh, of course) to our Western shores.
Maaaaan, it FINALLY happens, and I am not in a position to comment intelligently about it, if it is that I ever managed to comment intelligently about MLS. It's finally come. Beckham is coming to LA. And to the Galaxy, as everyone knew he would. Well that
With all the trading away of name talent that DC is doing, it makes me wonder who they're saving their pennies for. Now that the Beckham rule is going into effect, who is it that DC is going to try to lure over to play for the Black-and-Red?
WHAT!! They traded Esky!!! *insert much sobbing here* Maaaaaaaaaaaan, that SUCKS. They get rid of Freddy, now this? Augh. What's DC trying to do, make me hate them? Eskanderian's my favorite favorite favorite MLS player, and I loved him on DC.