ianua ditis

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The Last Straw

I was in on the ground floor on this website. In a former incarnation, I used to be called Peteyfan45. ( a lesson in not basing a username on your favorite player.) In ancient times on this...


Jets vs Giants Blacked Out in CT?

I live in Northern Connecticut, about 20 minutes East of Hartford. This usually means we get the Pats games if there's any conflict with the Jets, which as you can imagine sucks very hard. The G...

semi-required reading

NYT article on Henry - obviously not too challenging but an interesting look at his life in NYC, and some insight into his view of his tenure in MLS several years ago Henry was in a commercial for some kind of razor - alongside Eldrick Woods and Roger Federer. I saw the spot a few times and then noticed that they replaced Henry with Derek Jeter. It's interesting to contrast the two, occupying the same city, one relatively anonymous, the other instantly recognizable.

'Caps trade Le toux to Red Bulls for Dane Richards."

'Caps trade Le toux to Red Bulls for Dane Richards."

I swear I just saw this on the MLS soccer website. I came here, and then when I cllcked back again it was gone. There was a picture and everything, in the 'around the league section...

Three Thoughts on NYRB v. NE

The Red Bulls suffered a disappointing loss this weekend in New England, a place where they haven't had a great history of success. A win would have put them ahead of DC and KC, in sole possession...

More about Nesta (italiano)

This article doesn't have much new information, but in contrast to the one that was linked on the Kick Off, its far more definite on the defender's future plans. Both include a lame 'Nesta discovers America' pun, but the Sky article I linked here is quite explicit: "the defender has decided: at the end of the season he will leave Milan...he will play for the Red Bulls together with Henry and Marquez...he will say goodbye to calcio, destination New York...the third (DP) will be Nesta." Unlike the first article, which was written in much more indefinite terms, the only caveat here is quickly dismissed. "The agreement is not yet in black and white, but it will be." So obviously this wouldn't be the first time a sports journalist has gotten things wrong (still waiting on Stephen Ireland,) but this author makes it sound much more like a done deal than the first guy did.


enough already with the tackle

Clearly the foul by Rafa Marquez against Shea Salinas is the talk of MLS. Certainly the Red Bulls MF is facing a potential suspension, especially considering the injury to the San Jose player. But...

Why Henry is the Man, part 2

The second of what I hope will be a long series... Nevermind that the team won the game 4-1, and never looked in trouble. Nevermind that he's got 7 goals and 4 assists on the season, that he's been the only player on the team with consistent quality in all 5 games this year. Forget for a moment that he's a living legend who's won almost every trophy and honor his sport has to offer, and who has a friggin statue of himself outside the historic club where he's the all-time leader in goals. You should forget all that, because he seems to. And maybe that's part of why he's great. The great ones make it look easy because they want it so bad and work so hard to get it. It's not only the individual accomplishments, but the fact that he wants more from himself and everyone else that makes him the Man.

Beckham recruiting Seedorf?

I saw this link posted on the MLS website's Kick Off. Although its in Italian, the article credits sources in the American Press: (my translation) The future of Clarence Seedorf could be with the stars and stripes: according to a report in the American press, David Beckham is trying to convince the Dutch midfielder to join him in Major Soccer League (sic), the American soccer championship. Like many of his teammates, Seedorf's contract expires at the end of June and at the moment the future of the Dutch international is shrouded in mystery. For months now the possibility of Seedorf leaving Italy, mainly for Brazil, has been discussed, but there's also the option of remaing for another year in Milan, with the goal of winning the Champions League, an objective for which the rossoneri are still on course. At the end of the season, the paths of Seedorf and Milan will be made clear, and the Dutch playmaker could be buying a one way ticket for California. obviously the current league structure wouldn't allow another DP to come to LA, but the rules have been known to change, even in midseason, especially where LA is concerned.

why Henry is the Man

Follow this link and play the video of the Henry interview. You can tell losing just eats him up inside. Definitely the kind of attitude you want from the captain of your team. (not to mention how hard he plays.)


Agudelo to Train with 3rd Rate Outfit

I know Jurgen said he wanted US International players to spend the off season concentrating on their training, but is this what he had in mind? h...

Marquez explains comments (en espanol)

Rafa Marquez was a guest on Univision's Republica Deportiva this sunday, following NY's win over Portland without him. My Spanish is not so great, but he seems to blame being bood by the fans and there was a mention of something being lost in translation. At any rate he apparently disavows the comments and the rest is standard pro athlete boilerplate, take it one game at a time etc.

MLS hits the big time with new TV deal

Nearly lost in the hubbub surrounding Jurgen Klinsmann's debut in the friendly against Mexico was an announcement that may have as much of an impact on the influence of soccer in this country as...


JPA to LA?

As most of you probably know by now, New York declined to pick up Juan Pablo Angel's contract option, meaning that the 35-year old striker, and best player in franchise history, is as close as an...


Post Mortem

After taking a few days to decompress from that horrific loss on Thursday night, when the DP heavy Red Bulls became the first team to bow out of the 2010 MLS Cup, here's an assessment of the first...


Late Round 1 Predictions

So with the MLS playoffs already begun, and with a host of these predictions already posted on various sites, I thought I would throw my two cents in before the rest of the games get underway this...

From the Horse's Mouth

"I know that I won't be part of this team next year, for a fact" So says the onetime franchise, the best player in club history, the best MLS DP signing ever, etc. It's a business decision, but does that make it a good one? Has he lost a step? He does have more goals than everyone in the league except for two guys. Is there a chance we see him in TFC Red, or DC Black, or whatever you want to call the Philadelphia strip, next season?


A few thoughts on last night's game

Living as I do in an area owned by a cable company that refuses to carry MSG, (even though every so often they will play a Knicks game on one of their surplus channels,) I relish the opportunity...

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