Jough Donakowski

  • joined Dec 17, 2013
  • last login Aug 17, 2014
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Four Scores and Seven Beers Ago...


In which we muse on what sometimes feels like a magical, fleeting unicorn : Sporting dominating a game and coming away with a big win.

Stop me if you've heard this one before...


Another dominating performance ends in just a home draw as Sporting Kansas City play the Philadelphia Union to a 1-1 draw.

Leaving LA seeing stars - OR - Benny hits the nets


In which we look back on Sportings 2 - 1 win over LA and wish we scored more run of play goals.

Monday Morning Fullbacking - Canadian Bacon


Monday Morning Fullbacking - Canadian Bacon Edition

Rate ALL the Players


In which we attempt to assign ratings to every MLS player

An aggregate look at media player ratings.


A look at the player ratings from a few major outlets and a few thoughts.

Not Ghana make a pun here.


The USA banishes a ghost as it defeats Ghana in pretty entertaining style. Here are some almost entirely unrelated game day thoughts.

2014 FIFA World Cup : Made In America


So what happens when you try to craft national teams filled only with players currently playing in America? Madness.

2010 Coen Brother's Movie


Injuries? Callups? Dubious red cards? Two road goals? This game had it all.

"Untied in DC" OR "We Need More D, See?"


Another well played game and another poor result as Sporting droped a 1-0 result to DC.

Groop of Def?


Saprissa! Esteli! Again! Let's pretend like we're CONCACAF soccer experts!

Toni! Toni! Ton- ... Wright-Phllips. Sigh.


In which a positive performance leads to only a draw when New York levels the score after SKC scores only one.

"Oh no, not again."


“Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was Oh no, not again. Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias...



SKC has outscored the Impact 7 - 0 in two games and ran up the stats in a dominant win.

Day After Data Dump - Revenge of the Fifth


Kansas City wind up back on top of the Eastern pile with a convincing 2-0 win over the Columbus Crew.

That Boon-bur-ee


"It had to be him" and other cliche's as Sporting are handed a road defeat by the Revs

Number Puns Aren't Really My Four-te


Another dominant performance, but this one ends in a win. Player ratings and some thoughts from Sporting Kansas City v Montreal Impact.

Everything But the Goal


Kansas City did everything right except the most important part - scoring a goal. And arguably that red card wasn't so awesome either.

4 shots on goal, 3 goals, and 3 points later...


Kansas City breaks their streak of forwards not scoring goals, nets a couple in the run of play, and wins a game on the strength of offense instead of defense. Madness.

... More like the San Jose light rumbles


Some action, some lulls, a PK and 3 points as Sporting grabs their first MLS win of the season.

Here comes another song about Mexico...


Player ratings from the Sporting KC vs Cruz Azul match

Oops I did it again....


A few thoughts on another late game falter from SKC as they draw FCD 1-1.

Cruz Control: Player Ratings from SKC vs Cruz Azul


Some good defending, a good shot by a local kid, and maybe a little bit of luck see Kansas City take a 1 goal lead in the series before heading to Mexico City for Leg 2.

Raining? In Seattle? Shocked face.


The good, the bad, and the ugly from yet another SKC stoppage time loss to Seattle.

What's in a Preseason?


How much should we read into preseason results? A lot? A little?

You want a winter schedule? In this weather? Sure.


You want a winter schedule? In this weather? Sure, let's see what we can do. Pro/rel? Can we simulate it so we don't run franchises into the ground? Like The Matrix? Let's find out.

So You Want to Play in MLS?


How does draft position impact salary? How about playing time? Let's take a look.

Show Me the Money and/or Results


Taking a look at salary and performance over the last 5 seasons to determine just what impact, if any, large budgets have on a club's success.

MLS 2013 Season Wrap Up - Rate ALL the Players!


Wading into player statistics and doing some simple math to come up with player rankings for almost everyone; with some obvious conclusions and a few surprises.

MLS Mock Draft: Sporting KC pick Bowie at No. 38


The final pick of the second round is a great place to pick a project, and the VCU defensive midfielder has the physical tools to be successful.

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