Articles tagged with: MLS
Yeah, we all saw this one coming. I’m still mulling over the choice of Jurgen Klinsmann as the new head coach of the US mens national team. I’m still not convinced it’s the right direction as coach. However, there may be other things going on within the USSF which may be associated with the change which may prove this move to be a good one in the long-run. We just won’t know for some time.
Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while–yeah, I know, I haven’t posted much recently–will know I’m not a big fan of the All-Star Game. But what are you going to do? The league has managed to stumble on a a formula which works. The MLS XI vs some “big club” from another country seems to be selling out stadiums and attracting a large enough TV audience on a Wednesday night to keep ESPN happy.
Follow discussion about MLS online somewhere and you’ll inevitably come across someone preaching the fact that for the league to succeed, it needs to follow the “Euro Model”. This usually means seasons starting in the Fall and ending in the Spring….and some form of Promotion/Relegation system with no playoffs.
When I lived in LA, I’d always remind people that you don’t live for the weather in the Summer, you’re there for the Winter weather. Wearing shorts in January seems a whole world away from where I am now.
This time of year though, there’s an extra flavor of weather…rain. Rain in California isn’t like it is in other places I’ve lived. Ya see, when it rains there, it does so all day. And it’s not just a little shower. It dumps heavy amounts over the course of the day.
The good …
I realize I haven’t posted in a while but to be honest, I probably would have just ranted about something or other so I decided to keep myself limited to 140 characters.
However, do to some serendipitous events, possibly due to some planetary alignment or the SuperMoon, I found myself flipping through all the games last night and felt the urge to write something.
First, besides the late games (Goats cramming those attending into parts of the stadium to make it look fuller than it was, and Smurph fans scared of a …