Sunday, March 15, 2009

MLS Hates Fans

MLS Fan Code!

So yeah go ahead and cheer and all and make a great atmosphere, but no cursing, no smoke bombs, no flares, and respect the opponents and officials!

Fuck that shit! Fuck you Garber! If you want MLS to succeed then you'll let us do what we need to in order to create a great atmosphere. For god's sake you don't even have a clue about what goes on at matches around the world because you were working for the NFL for over a decade!

MLS Preview coming soon.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Faux News and MSNBC

All of a sudden Faux News is talking about revolution and how evil Obama is with his massive spending bills and socialist economic views. Meanwhile, MSNBC is cheering on Obama and rarely questioning him (only Rachel Maddow on occassion). It seems the two news networks have switched places. Fox News never questioned Bush's National Socialist policies, while MSNBC was going out of their way to demonize the entire Republican party, while maintaining their corporate liberal pro-state stance. But now the Republicans are out of power, and GE, who owns MSNBC, just received a government bailout. Now I'm suddenly hearing assholes like Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh yelling about why we need smaller government while Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews go on and on about why we need more troops in Afghanistan and this "stimulus" package.

There's a reason I watch al-Jazeera.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Stadium Designs

These are some stadium designs I've done on the Paint program on my computer. Paint is not the best thing to use when trying to make architecture.

Gray indicates terracing.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Random Fact

LA Galaxy's 2-0 win over Oita Trinita is the first time an MLS club has defeated a J-League club.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Remember when Don Garber said that Montreal was dropping out of the expansion race? Well they may be coming back. I guess selling almost 50,000 tickets (and it might go higher) for one of your biggest matches in club history grabs some people's attention.

MLS needs Montreal bad. Montreal has the stadium in place, the attendance figures and are in close proximity to one of MLS' most successful clubs (in terms of attendance and money) Toronto FC. Can you imagine what those matches would be like? They would have to move it to the Olympic Stadium. It would be insane. I can just imagine how intense it would be. TFC brought over 2,000 fans to Columbus which is much farther than Montreal. I could see 6,000 TFC fans making the trip.

And have you seen what an expanded Saputo Stadium would look like?

Here's what I think expansion should like like over the next 3 years:

2010: Philadelphia, Miami
2011: Montreal, Portland
2012: Vancouver or St. Louis

And can you imagine a Portland-Seattle derby at Qwest Field?

Monday, February 16, 2009

State-Run Competitions


BEIJING (AP)—China’s top soccer league will return to national TV when the
season opens next month, ending a four-month ban imposed because of on-field

CCTV, China’s government-run broadcaster, and the China Football
Association said Monday broadcasts will resume when the Chinese Super League
season starts March 21.

The government-run Super League has been beset by chronic mismanagement, match-fixing scandals and violence. Neither CCTV nor the soccer association said which games—or how many—would be shown on TV.

CCTV pulled the Super League from national TV in November, following a scuffle between players from clubs from Beijing and neighboring Tianjin. After the game, fans attacked the bus of the visiting Tianjin team.

Jiang Heping, head of sports for CCTV, said at the time some Super League players lacked “professional ethics.”

Despite winning 51 Olympic gold medals six months ago, China and its famed sports schools have failed to produce much soccer talent. China’s national team is rankedNo. 104 by the world governing body.

Its national team was knocked out of 2010 World Cup qualifying last year, failing to make the last 10 in continental competition. The only time China qualified for the World Cup was in 2002. It lost all three games and failed to score.

China is looking for a new national team coach. Yin Tiesheng has handled the team on a temporary basis, with a full-time coach expected this month. In December, Yin replaced Serbia’s Vladimir Petrovic, who was dismissed after China was eliminated in World Cup qualifying.

I have a wonderful idea! Privitize the CSL! Maybe then your entire country won't think you're a joke and there will be less corruption and a better standard of play. Dumbasses!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

USA 2 Mexico 0

A little late on this one. But the USA just completely dominated Mexico. They just clogged up the lanes in midfield and Mexico couldn't really get into a flow. Klejstan and Bradley had one hell of a partnership and both are maturing at a fast pace. In fact Bradley just scored a goal for Borussia Monchengladbach this past Saturday. The problem is there's a lack of depth in the center midfield. Edu isn't getting enough playing time at Rangers, I don't know what's going on with Feilhaber in Denmark, Ricardo Clark did not look very good when he came on, and Mastroeni is getting kind of old.

I was happy to see so many Gadsden flags present at Crew Stadium. It's arguably the greatest flag ever made and pretty libertarian (although in this case it's more of a 'American soccer needs to be respected' kind of thing). It was really fucking loud too. Probably matched the Australia v. Japan match I watched in the morning.

On a different note, I'm glad to see Melbourne Victory in the A-League Grand Final. They have the best fans in Australia, by far. It will be fun watching them at 4:30AM on FSC in two weeks.