Sunday, March 15, 2009
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
There's a reason I watch al-Jazeera.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
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
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
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.