BREAKING: Rivaldo to Riverhounds

Discussion in 'United Soccer Leagues' started by counterattack, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. counterattack

    counterattack New Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Local Sports Talk Heavyweight, Nationally known Sport Authority, and Big Liverpool Backer, Mark Madden reported on his Pittsburgh sports radio show that Rivaldo, from the World Cup Champs Brazil, recently released and available, will be coming to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds to turn their season around and make a run for the A League playoffs.

    More later.
  2. houndguy

    houndguy New Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    I don't think even he could save this season.
  3. counterattack

    counterattack New Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Rivaldo Is Go

    Um, probably not, but he will have a chance to enjoy pirogies, steak salads, Primanti sandwiches, Iron City Beer, take in Steeler's game, and put on about 100 lbs.
  4. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Chicago Fire
  5. counterattack

    counterattack New Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Now his career is really over

    SI and Milan?
    Stick a fork in Rivaldo.
  6. counterattack

    counterattack New Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Forget Rivaldo, now it's Gazza!!

    Rumour afoot has Gazza coming here to Pittsburgh and the 'Hounds, to get match day fit. Hudson opting to put Gazza with the Riverhounds, so as to not corrupt the young lads in their own farm system.

    Mark Madden will welcome the idea of Gazza at Club Erotica, and other 'Burgh adult clubs.

    "I will take Gazza over Rivaldo, anyday, for a Stripper Club toot. Rivaldo may have the WCs, but Gazza is a bad boy legend."
  7. houndguy

    houndguy New Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    Re: Forget Rivaldo, now it's Gazza!!

    I know some exotic interpertive dance professionals that will be happy to meet him...
  8. counterattack

    counterattack New Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Gazza's greatest challenge

    There are hundreds, if not thousands, of beautiful female dance professionals who would be thrilled to meet Gazza. Let's get this ball rolling! Gazza to the 'Hounds, The Girls to the Champagne Rooms!
    (oh, yeah, I know there is no sex in the Champagne Rooms, so what's to worry?)
  9. TheMutts

    TheMutts New Member

    May 19, 2002
    Ask Mr. Soccer

    Wednesday, July 24, 2002

    He's baaaaaaaccccckkk! Making a return to One Of America's Great Inside Pages is a man who understands the grand game of football -- or, at least, how it is played in his beloved Enger-land -- like no other. But, more on him later. First, the news (which might or might not have been reported elsewhere) ...

    Rumor is running rampant that Brazilian World Cup star Rivaldo might head to Pittsburgh to finish the season with the Riverhounds now that he has been released from his contract with FC Barcelona. We asked internationally renowned football expert Mr. Soccer to consider what Rivaldo would mean to the Riverhounds.

    Mr. Soccer says:

    A-League soccer isn't quite comparable to Spain's La Liga, where Rivaldo toiled for Barcelona. It is, however, very similar to stuffing a dead fish with cotton wadding and kicking it around a beach in Rio de Janeiro, which -- ironically -- is his other option for this summer. Rivaldo might want to play for the Riverhounds because:

    The playing surface at Bethel Park Stadium is minuscule, which means Rivaldo could score from anywhere on the pitch. This would enable him to totally eliminate passing from his repertoire, which has been a career-long goal.

    That glory hog Ronaldo won't be there to steal the spotlight.

    Rivaldo has won the World Cup and the Copa America with Brazil. He won the Spanish league and cup double with Barca. He was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1999. "But," Rivaldo often confides to friends, "all of that would be nothing compared to playing on the same team as Phil Karn."

    Despite all that can be gained by Rivaldo playing in Pittsburgh -- which includes attendance swelling by "dozens (and dozens)," according to team accountant M. Foley -- one thing seems likely to prevent Rivaldo from signing with the Riverhounds: He hasn't totally lost his mind.

    Please don't call me again until the next World Cup. Make that the 2010 World Cup

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