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Archive for April 2010

Haven’t We Met?

With the Tampa Bay Rowdies‘ name and colors returning to the American soccer scene this season (albeit on a smaller scale), nostalgia is in the humid Florida air. Some are making tomorrow night’s first meeting between the new Rowdies and Miami FC out to be the renewal of a long-dead rivalry between the old Rowdies… (read more)

Sometimes The Soup Just Writes Itself

If you’re on WNYW in New York, you can, apparently, say anything on the air. Case in point, Rosanna Scotto this morning. It’s not quite Ernie Anastos, but, in fairness, that one’s hard to top.

MLS Attendance Up 15% In Early Going

Through five weeks of the 2010 Major League Soccer season, average announced attendance is up by just over 15%, thanks in part to a new stadium in New York, a slightly enlarged capacity in Seattle, and…well, it being early still. This table ranks the 16 teams by their percentage change in average announced attendance through… (read more)

Perfect 10

Tim Tebow said in his introductory press conference that they had decided he would wear #15 (his college number), but then he posed for photos with #10 (worn with distinction by former Broncos Steve Ramsey and Bucky Dilts). No matter.

The Century Club

With a little help from the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, here’s a list I’ve compiled of the all-time leading goalscorers in American outdoor soccer leagues, going back to the primordial soup days. Player Goals Archie Stark 253 Johnny Nelson 223 Giorgio Chinaglia 193 Dave Brown 189 Bill Patterson 152 Andy Stevens 150 Jerry Best 138 Bart… (read more)

Been There, Done That

By now you may have seen this video of a Fordham University baseball player diving over the top of the catcher to score. Nice play. Huge degree of difficulty, because he didn’t touch the catcher on his way over. But almost 20 years ago now, as a one-man sports band at a TV station in… (read more)