Monday, December 6, 2010

US Soccer Snob Update - 12/6

I'm just throwing this update out there as I figured I'd have the MLS news market cornered today.

A couple of things on my mind since my last post (three years ago...).

1. I think it is safe to say that the 2010 MLSCup was a disaster:
2. As was the announcement that the next playoffs will have 10 teams.
3. Speaking of unmitigated disasters: The Chicago Fire
  • De Los Cobos
  • Busch Release
  • Nery Castillo
  • Post Season: 8 departures and counting: McBride (retirement), CJ (retirement), Lowry (expansion draft), Thorrington (expansion draft), Krol (released), John (released), Ljunberg (get me out), Conde (get me out). More to come!
4. Sporting KC - Ugh, with a side of barf
5. Amazing Stadiums: From RedBull Arena and PPL Park last year to BC Place and Sporting KC next year. Crew Stadium is virtually on the scrap heap already (with Toyota Park not far behind).
6. The Denilson Award goes to Mista for outstanding underachievement.
7. The streak is alive: No designated player has ever hoisted an MLS cup. Well, I guess there was one thing to like about MLSCup 2010.

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2 comments:

Chris Wimmer said...

the stadiums are a great sign that the league will be here for a long time.

Soccer Biz Mark said...

Can't agree more Chris! Thanks for the post.