Thriller

Kei Kamara, better known for pouting and starting fights than for putting the ball in the net, managed to do the latter against Kansas City on Saturday and then - for just a moment - scared the living bejeezus out of everyone as he ran toward the touchline to celebrate the goal:

Thankfully what he pulled out of his pants was a glove and not his......well, let's just say the ref was going to have a heck of a tough call on that one.

Anyway, it sure would be nice to actually see his MJ impression but, alas, the fatass with the camera makes that impossible. I'm certain Kei has violated the rules here somehow, although a quick search of the LOTG yields no mention of carrying gloves in your pants, but hopefully the league can let this one slide.

Voting for the All Star Game ends at midnight tonight, giving Seattle fans one last crack at proving they don't understand the rules by working tirelessly at getting, say, Brad Evans into the first XI in place of Guillermo Barros Schelotto.

As we all know, this is an exercise all new teams fans go through once, before they fully comprehend that the fan voting is almost entirely irrelevant. There's even a website someplace called "Seattle vs.The World" dedicated to making the ASG an all-Seattle affair.

It's just so cute.

Would someone please explain to me what on Earth Luke Sassano was thinking here:

That is the kind of thing you bench a 15 year old for.

Meanwhile, in Dallas, the Red Bulls only had 13 field players in their traveling party and had no choice but to send a gimply Juan Pablo Angel out to play.

That's not to mitigate in any way the awfulness that is NYRB; they haven't won since May 8 and there doesn't seem to be a lot of reason to think that's suddenly going to change anytime soon, although the replacement of Jon Canway and the jettisoning of Juan Pietravallo were certainly steps in the right direction..

However, while it's no consolation at all to long-suffering NY fans, comparisons to the worst side in MLS history, the 1999 Metrostars, are largely unfair. That team was monumentally awful and never looked like they had a prayer. This year's Red Bulls usually keep it close and with just a small handful of breaks their record would be much, much different.

I guess what I'm saying is that, to me at least, the players don't seem to be quitting and are competitive virtually every time out, something you just couldn't say about the 1999 side.