As some of you may have heard,Â Cincinnati Bengals WRÂ Chad Ochocinco was on FSC's Soccer Talk
Live recently where he stated his desire to play pro soccer, maybe as early as next season. He even
went so far as to compare himself to Didier Drogba.Â When asked about his foot speed, Chad said
that there "is not one person in soccer right now who would beat me running," including FC
Barcelona's Lionel Messi.
And now a word from Columbus Crew Uitility man, and '09 Crew Player of the Year, Danny
O'Rourke. I'd like to thank Danny for taking three months to get back to me, and also for taking
time out of his busy schedule to write. As anyone who has ever stared at a blank pad of paper
knows, writing something coherent to a broad audience is a daunting task.
Good afternoon (or late morning to those west-coasters out there). Lots of interesting developments
to get into before the draft starts. Feel free to pipe in your comments as the draft goes on. First
things first.... From what I am hearing, KC is set to draft Chance Myers with the first overall
And now, for your viewing pleasure, I present video of Toronto fans trying to burn down our
stadium. The best part about this work of cinematic art is the fact that is was posted by a Canuck
so that his buddies can be more easily identified for arrest. The worst part is the soundtrack
(hey, canada, 1999 called, they want Puffdaddy back).
You can count us down, but you can't count us out.
Last night The House that Lamar Built was invaded by a Mexican army. CD Toluca, and probably a
thousand of their red-wearing supporters, came into our place thinking they were going to have the
run of the joint. For 45 minutes, they were right.
As I sit and type this, and as sun shines outside, there is a team in red practicing on our
field at Crew Stadium. That team is Toluca, and they are preparing themselves for the opening leg
of their CONCACAF Champions League series with our beloved Columbus Crew.
It's been a long offseason, and though it's not quite over yet, tomorrow marks the beginning of
Ok, so Twenty Ten is fast approaching and with it will come all of the resolutions and hopes and
fears of every new beginning. In the world of sports, entering a new year is akin to setting off on
a quest to climb Everest: It's a monumental undertaking that requires a detailed plan of attack,
all of the right equipment, top physical readiness, and a sherpa who is ready for anything at any
United has completed the signing of defender Chris Smalling on a 4 year deal worth ÂŁ12 million.
This deal is bringing to belief that Nemanja Vidic will be leaving in the summer. Ferguson is
refusing to answer to such claims, although, with Johnny Evans already established as back-up to
Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, something's got to give if Smalling is to make any true contribution
during his debut season.
Is a shiny-new show pony really what we need? asks Chris Pryke Benzema, Melo, Chiellini? Reina?
Ronaldinho?! The likelihood of these exotic talents landing in North London to take up Thierry's
mantle and sweep Arsenal to a new age of CL glitz and PL glamour seems slimmer than the supermodel
girlfriends of these showponies.
After nearly six months of speculating, trash talking, wagering, and pontificating, tommorrow
afternoon we will finally get to witness what may very well be the most important battle between
the British and the Colonists since Bunker Hill. We all know that the first time a shot was heard
"round the world" it was fired by an American in Massachusetts, let's hope that the second time a
single shot stuns the Brits it comes off the foot of an American in South Africa.