Monthly Archives: February 2010

Video: Galaxy/Wizards

As promised the video of the only goal from yesterday’s scrimmage between the Galaxy and Wizards here in Phoenix.

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Photos: Wizards/Galaxy

The Los Angeles Galaxy (sans Landon Donovan and David Beckham, of course) beat the Kansas City Wizards, 1-0, in a 60-minute scrimmage this afternoon at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in north Phoenix, Arizona. I actually have video of the penalty drawn by Edson Buddle and converted by Gregg Berhalter for the only goal of […]

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Use Your Head

Wow. Almost 24 hours after the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement between Major League Soccer and its players, and still no strike or lockout. Huh. That’s odd. I was assured that first one, then the other was all but inevitable. But I went to see the Wizards and the Galaxy play a preseason scrimmage […]

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Those Who Fail History….

…are doomed to look dumb. Case in point, this genius on soccer365.com1, who tries to draw a parallel between a potential MLS strike in 2010 and the short-lived NASL strike of 1979 (about which I wrote the other day, for those of you who didn’t remember it – and hold that thought, because it’s important). […]

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It’s 11:59…And I Want To Stay Alive…

The latest extension to the collective bargaining agreement between Major League Soccer and its players union expires today, and various fans and pundits are ratcheting the hysteria to ridiculous levels (“The death of professional soccer in America. Period.”? Get over yourself.). (Luckily, some, like Kyle McCarthy, are taking a more reasoned view.) I would like […]

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Not Changing Their Stripes (Updated)

Above are the uniforms the new FC Tampa Bay Rowdies will be wearing when they begin play in the USSF Division 2 Pro Soccer League in April (photos courtesy TBO’s Rowdies blog). I was pleased to see how close the home whites are to the originals (which can’t be beat), and that the green and […]

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It’s So Simple, Maybe You Need A Refresher Course!

Obviously, as a soccer fan, I hope the negotiations between Major League Soccer’s management and its players result in a new collective bargaining agreement that both sides can live with and the 2010 season isn’t delayed, interrupted, or otherwise held hostage. But one by-product of a new deal would (hopefully) be the demise of really […]

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Persistance Really DOESN’T Pay

At least not when it comes to me. Back in November, I shared with you a letter I had written to Sirius XM Radio’s “Chief Service Officer,” who had sent me a letter trying to get me to come back to their crap satellite radio service. All was quiet until recently, when I received yet […]

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Questions That Come To Mind

In this whole MLS collective bargaining agreement thing: Why did anyone think it was a good idea to start arguing this whole thing in the press? Why does Richard Snowden not grasp the difference between Wal-Mart stores and MLS teams, considering Wal-Mart stores in Dallas and New York don’t compete with one another and no […]

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I Believe In Miracles…But This Wasn’t One

The only similarity I can see between last night’s 5-3 win by Team USA over Canada in Olympic hockey and the miraculous 1980 upset of the Russians in Lake Placid (30 years ago today, by the way) is that neither game was carried live on an over-the-air, national network. Don’t get me wrong: good for […]

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