Equal Time

Commenters yesterday felt that I had done Davy Arnaud a disservice by praising Kenny Cooper's long rage hit without mentioning him as well.

As I said, this was maybe the most entertaining game of the weekend, and Arnaud deserves equal time, so herewith BOTH of his hits from Saturday:


And the second, almost as pretty:
[ed: IE stinks, so we have to insert a sentence that serves no purpose other than pushing this little video to "after the jump". Now our homepage won't be broken. Man, how much meaningless drivel do I need. I should pimp the soccer store or something.]


What can I say; I'm a slave to fashion.

Houston Dynamo is reportedly hot on the trail of Nigerian striker Ade Akinbiyi, a 34 year old currently at Burnley.

Here's a look, courtesy of the usual "GREATEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD" dramatic video:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUST7DDvyAo"]YouTube - Ade Akinbiyi[/ame]

Houston trying to land a hitter; gosh, has that ever happened before?

Yesterday I posted some stuff about Vancouver's Bob Lenarduzzi and the Whitecap's deep soccer roots.

As long as I'm all about equal time today, here's some proof that not every soccer fan in Portland is a hopeless geek with a Sesame Street fixation:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SbiglIIgP0"]YouTube - MLS to PDX 2011[/ame]

I'm guessing that most of those guys would happily kick Evil Bert across the stadium.

Fortuitously, Frank Dell'Apa HAS SOME MORE BACKGROUND on the Timber's relationship with Portland. Among other things it reinforces the fact that these three teams - Sounders, Timbers and Whitecaps - are historically intertwined.

It's tempting to call it a package deal.

Finally, HERE'S A LINK to a website whose main purpose, as expressed in the title "No More Onion Bags", is one that many of us can get behind.

I usually don't post in reference to guys who badmouth MLS as much as these guys do, but at least they're honest about it, unlike, say Steve Douchebag Cohen, who says he's a fan in between making snarky comments about it.

And speaking of FFF, everyone can agree with their sentiment that none of us are "enlightened by Fox Football Fone In displaying a a text message from Vishu in Bangalore saying that ‘Manchester sucks, Liverpool r da best.'"

Amen to that.