OK - we had to get this thread started....son of "The Long and Happy Homestand", grandson of "The Long and Frightening Road". The Quakes have 4 road games in 19 days (with only 2 days of rest before the first one), 5 games in July in 22 days. Will almost certainly not have Brad Davis for most (all if US gets to Gold Cup final), won't have DeRo for the first two, more if Canada advances in the Gold Cup. Saturday, July 2 @ FC Dallas Saturday, July 9 @ Columbus Crew Friday, July 15 @ D.C. United Wednesday, July 20 @ Colorado Rapids Saturday, July 23 MetroStars They get to visit Dallas, Columbus, DC, and Denver on this delightful trek, putting on a lot of frequent flyer miles. And they get to visit this delightfull cities right in the heat of the summer....other than Denver, these cities can be pretty hot and/or humid this time of year. And then come back and play Metrostars at home with only two days rest. After that......a break, all star game, only one long road trip left (New England late in the year), no more than one road game in a row. So, this is a key stretch of games, if they can come out of it in decent position, they have weathered two tough road stretches and will have a much easier travelling schedule the rest of the year. What do you expect from this 5 game stretch?