Okay, here's an in-depth look at the All-Star Game, and what it means in the grand scheme of things
for MLS. As I explain in great detail, the product of a significant amount of work and research on
my part, the All-Star Game provides Major League Soccer with a oh crap, they fired Bob Bradley
Okay, the lull between the Gold Cup and World Cup qualifying provides Gulati, Flynn and the
federation with a chance to make a detailed, measured search for a coach who truly addresses the
needs of our team.
Ruben Navarette, Jr., nationally syndicated columnist, has taken time out to mix sports and
scolding, exhorting Mexico fans not to boo the United States.
Well, I for one disagree. In fact, I hereby give permission - nay, encouragement - for immigrants
everywhere to boo any US team as much as they please.
Was there a picture after the game of President Obama screaming and throwing furniture around while
his wife and children looked on horrified?
No? That was just in my house? Okay.
Looking at the US after the game really gave me an insight on how China felt twelve years ago. I
thought Hope Solo was going to kill someone, and then we saw her getting consoled by fans -
presumably relatives, but if not, that's not surprising.
1998 Women's World Cup Soccer Barbie Doll Commercial With Mia Hamm - YouTube 1998
Women's World Cup Soccer Barbie Doll Commercial With Mia Hamm - YouTube
Michael vs Mia.mov - YouTube Michael vs Mia.
I'm not going to sit here and tell you guys when and how to watch soccer, but I really hope you all
didn't just head out to the absinthe parlor after the US game to celebrate, because Japan put on a
special clinic in the second game. Either Sweden didn't see so much as a frame of the Japan-Germany
game film, or Japan is so skillful they can completely neutralize teams that are bigger and
And all of a sudden, the Women's World Cup got amazing. The two pre-tournament favorites are now
out, and it's more exciting than ever.
If the only surprising result was Japan defeating Germany, that would already make this the most
noteworthy quarterfinals in the history of the tournament.
Quote: Originally Posted by Casey Anthony Wow, I don't know how Amy LePeilbet is
going to be able to show her face in public. Quote: Originally Posted by Jeff
Agoos What? I thought LePeilbet played fine.
So who's excited about the Women's World Cup!
Aw, come on. It's got action and rivalries and disappointments and thrills! What do you say -
Women's World Cup, everybody!
*wolf howling in the distance*
If you're like me, you get asked a lot how a 0-0 draw could possibly be exciting. Well, instead of
punching them in the face, how about showing last Saturday's Earthquakes-Galaxy game instead.
This is a story that will one day be made into a major motion picture, because it was just that
Might as well pile on. Better never than late, after all.
Tim Howard clarified his comments, according to Major League Soccer Soccer.
Quote: "In any important international match with postgame ceremonies, you would hope the
tournament organizers would make sure that the primary language of each participating team is used
so that the participants can understand what is being said," the statement continued.
You have NO IDEA how much I'd rather talk about Earthquakes-Galaxy, but oh well.
Occasionally on the way to games, I like to play MP3 I Ching. You put the player on shuffle, and
try to guess from the mood of the songs how the day is going to go.
Did it work? Well, I'll sprinkle in a few lyrics here and there, and let you judge for yourself.
Going into the Gold Cup two years ago, Mexico was a team on the brink of disaster. Now, of course,
they are not.
Amazingly, the player most closely associated with Mexico's revival wasn't even on the 2009 Gold
Cup roster - yes, Mexico tuned us up 5-0 without Javier Hernandez. Something to think about when we
say we started a B-team.
Both the US and Mexico tried to make it suspenseful, but it looks like Jack Warner managed to rig
the final to get the most - really? Oh.
Hey, how come we never heard of this Adu kid before? Where's he been all this time?
Wednesday night's game was a pleasant non-surprise for the US.
FATHER'S DAY WITH THE USMNT - a one act play
Hey, Mike. Got a second?
Sure, Dad. What's up?
I'm gonna make a few changes in the lineup.
No, you're still starting. It's just - I'm making some big changes.
Before we begin, let's all shake our righteous heads at hockey hooligans. Although I can understand
Vancouver fans being upset - I didn't even know UCLA had a hockey team.
Back to Gold Cup coverage. We have a special guest here on the blog - sports fan and dictator,
Fidel Sarcastro. Nice to have you with us, Fidel!