Category Archives: Crap that has nothing to do with anything

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Miami Scheiß

So, when did we stop storming over to uspto.gov every time someone suggested a team name?  Because, and don’t shoot the messenger here, but someone already thought of using “Miami Vice” to sell products. Word Mark MIAMI VICE Goods and Services IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: CLOTHING– …

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All-Time US Best XI shameless hit and comment bait

“Oh, right, the centennial,” was what I thought after three or four days of lying awake at night wondering where all these US all-time teams were coming from.  I thought people were being all shock talk radio host or something.  “That’s a good enough excuse.  Now I can pick my …

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Wild Draw Four

Have you been running the World Cup Draw Simulator while it’s still relevant?  It’s fun!  And terrifying. I gave the USMNT dates with Spain, Bosnia and Ghana.  Mexico would deal with Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire and Holland.  The odds of this particular draw coming true are microscopic – but all four CONCACAF …

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I ain’t gonna play Sun City

Here’s a run-down on what happened and what I intended.  I was invited to the conference Aspire4Sport, along with other journalists from several countries. I was invited chiefly because I lived and worked in Qatar in 2009.  The idea was that I could see for myself how the 2022 project …

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Qualification dramas – String, or nothing!

There was a bit of a knuffle bunny last week, when there was talk of stripping the Open Cup of its CONCACAF Champions League slot. The USSF shot that down like the Red Baron shooting down Snoopy, which is a relief, because we all love the Open Cup more than …

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That Was The Week That Was

I’ll just do a drive-by on all the big stories that inconsiderately happened this week. Want to know why Chepo should have been fired?  Fire up Football Manager and try to do as bad a job as he has.  It’s tough, right?  I understand he has difficult players to deal …

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The last scoundrels of refuge

I should be previewing the Jamaica-US game, but I have no idea. The US men’s national team can beat anyone anywhere, and lose to anyone anywhere. It’s really nice to feel good about Jozy Altidore again. If he lays a lemon tonight, that goes away with interest. I hope somebody …

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Won’t get fooled again

A few really disturbing stories caught my eye yesterday.  Maybe each of them separately don’t matter, but the three of them together paint a very, very troubling picture.  It tells me that Don Garber has lost control of the league, and it’s time for a serious housecleaning. Kei Kamara isn’t …

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The Battle for Los Angeles

Like you, I saw the empty seats.  And like you, I was disturbed.  We were told things were going to get better and better.  But still, expectations aren’t being met.  This can’t happen in one of the league’s flagship cities.  We need answers.  We need change.  I can’t in good …

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I think I’ll exploit people’s very real racial and identity struggles for the sake of a few cheap blog hits

I don’t know if I’ve told you guys this, but I have an Antimuse.  It’s much more useful than a Muse, I think.  Whenever I sit down to write about Chivas USA going full Aztlan, or Robbie Rogers simultaneously going out and coming out, my Antimuse appears before me in shimmering …