Monday, November 20, 2006

Thanks to D for providing the link to this insightful article into Adu's Premiership training.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Blogroll addition

Please welcome An American's view on Futbol/Football/Soccer to the blogroll. Good stuff.

MLS and miscellaneous soccer musings

So, Houston won, as you doubtless already know. I was not really rooting for either team this time around; I live in Texas and could therefore go for the Texas-based team, but I'm a Northerner by birth, and have long been a "closet admirer" of the Revs. That said, I watched simply because it's soccer and the MLS final to boot (pun intended). During the playoffs, I predicted a DCU-FCD final, but, as we all know, that did not happen. Either I suck at predicting soccer outcomes, or MLS is still in an exciting, unpredictable stage. I'm not quite sure which it is. Let's see how I did this past year:

1) I was rooting for the USMNT this past summer, and we all know how that went. I'll spare you the agony of having to reread the numbers.
2) I was rooting for Germany and England, and neither made it to the final.
3) The World Cup was (if you count all the rounds) was basically won by PKs, and so was the MLS Cup. If you've read my blog for any period of time, you know what I think about that.
4) I was rooting (and will continue to do so) for Columbus, and their 8-15-9 record is nothing to brag about.
5) I predicted a DCU-FCD final, and not even one of them made it.

Basically, this has not been a good year. Looking head, the Crew have a chance for a fresh start with Sigi next year, and with the upcoming Women's World Cup, Americans have a (traditionally) solid team to root for.