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Archive for June 2007

A Two-Question Quiz

For those of you kvetching about the US’ choice to send younger players to Copa America, and the resulting 4-1 loss to Argentina on Thursday night: 1) The US’ participation in Copa America is for which reason? (a) To make you feel better about yourself as a fan. (b) To prepare the US National Team… (read more)

Trust Me, Yours Isn’t That Impressive

This is all kinds of ludicrous. I’ll only deal with two specific kinds of ludicrous, but it’s all kinds. First – the question of whether or not female reporters “belong” in male sports locker rooms isn’t even really a question. If it is, it was answered more than thirty years ago. I thought we were… (read more)

Four for the Show?

I’m told there are four candidates to replaced the deposed Dave Sarachan as head coach of the Chicago Fire: Chicago legend Frank Klopas, who compiled a two-year head coaching record of 31-40 with the MISL’s Chicago Storm; New England assistant Paul Mariner, who is in his fourth season as a Revs’ assistant and previously was… (read more)

Style Points

The US Women’s National team unveiled the new uniforms they’ll wear in the upcoming Women’s World Cup today. They’re gold and quite sharp. I haven’t put a picture of the actual gold jersey here, because that would mean I couldn’t run the photo of Hope Solo that does appear here, and if you know me,… (read more)

Okay, Back To Soccer

The Major Indoor Soccer League‘s newest team is the New Jersey Ironmen, a club that’s been “in the forge,” so to speak, since May 4, 2004, when the expansion franchise was first announced. They finally unveiled their name, logo, head coach and other stuff today. Oh, and they also did the obligatory “I’m pretty sure… (read more)

Not Even Remotely Soccer-Related

Those of you who know me well know that I’m an inveterate Diet Coke drinker (I’m drinking one as I write this, in fact – fourth of the day and it’s not even noon). Well, the Coca-Cola company has introduced something called Diet Coke Plus, which is supposed to be good for you because it’s… (read more)

If Only CJ Baker Had Remained Healthy

Perhaps Dave Sarachan would still have a job today if his Chicago Fire hadn’t had to deal with so many injuries. Apparently I missed the one to defender CJ Baker, which was so bad that I don’t believe I ever saw him on the field. Anyway, some day-after links and things: My man Luis Arroyave’s… (read more)

Armas: “Dave’s Fault? I Don’t Think So.”

Veterans CJ Brown (left) and Chris Armas addressed the media after the announcement that the Chicago Fire had relieved head coach Dave Sarachan of his duties. A transcript is after the jump.