Category Archives: Team Evil

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Playoff Perditions

Finally, that boring, pointless preseason is over, and the real competition can begin. Oops, sorry, channeling Bruce Arena there for a minute. This regular season was way fun, let’s keep doing this.  As in, let’s not play in the snow, or split the season in two like some sort of …

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DP now means “Defender Paid”; or, Deuce ex Machina

It’s not like Major League Soccer has never shelled out money for an American defender.  Eddie Pope was given enough money to play his entire career here.  Marcelo Balboa was the face of the Colorado Rapids for years.  Paul Caligiuri negotiated a good enough deal that he won an arbitration …

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The Goonies vs. Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part 2

Sorry for the Galaxy-centered post – I try not to focus on My Team, but I’ve been challenged to address the state of the team from a number of quarters, and it’s not like there isn’t some comedy going on. Those who enjoy the robust saltiness of Galaxy fan tears …

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Chris Klein, I’mma let you finish, but….; or, the hell this isn’t the most important hole in the world, I’m in it

“Navel-gazing ripples” was what Black and Red United called the aftermath of Chris Klein firing up a Galaxy pep rally crowd on Monday, and he/she/they/it are right.  This is where people like Colin Jose and Roger Allaway get to take more deserved bows.  Even ten years ago or so, the …

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MLS Cup 2012 – Meet the new boss, same as the old boss; or, 2 Legit To…oh, never mind, it looks like you’re quitting

You’re probably asking yourself – how can it be a Hollywood ending if the bad guys win?  This is why it’s always important to know who the protagonist is, and what kind of story you’re in.  Yes, Luke was the good guy in Star Wars…but so was Uncle Owen. Since …

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MLS Cup 2012 – Forward Into the Past

Well, the worst case scenario came true.  Stanford is hosting the Pac-12 championship game, so MLS Cup can’t be held at Stanford Stadium.  And realistically, guys?  Buck Shaw Stadium was never an option.  Still – moving it all the way to the Home Depot Center?!  Quakes fans must be PISSED. …

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I said, Herbalife is a god-damned scam. Apparently you didn’t hear me the first time.

Crime pays.  Today, we find out that AEG has locked themselves into association with one of America’s most shameful pyramid schemes for the next decade. So I took down my vanity site a few months ago, which had some old blog posts, little realizing that I might need to refer …

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CONCAChamps – Hooray beer!

Or.  Or.  Or, or, or, or, or.  Or…you could just not throw stuff on the field. That was originally going to be addressed to Houston fans – and y’know, what the hell, you can’t spell “elaborate” without “late,” so I’ll chime in.  The previously unheard-from League Secretariat on Fan Behavior …

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MLS Cup – G’s up, Hou’s down

It’s pretty contemptible when writers try to make a big deal about the things they got right – after all, that just means they usually get things wrong, and they’re trying to distract you from their overall incompetence. Anyway, I picked a heavy favorite, who this year won something like …

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MLS Cup Preview 2011

It seems stupid to say about an MLS team that they are weighed down by history, but it’s tempting with the Galaxy.  Take this stat – this utterly, utterly meaningless stat: Los Angeles has been to MLS Cup six times, and five of those games went into overtime.  Favorite, underdog, …