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Getting hot at just the right time, these guys could be dangerous if they play well enough to make the playoffs.
I agree with Donovan on the wing. Hasn't Bedoya been playing centrally for his club this year? Maybe try giving him the keys, since SK wasn't getting it done.
I was at this game and it was painful to watch. Chicago desperately needs an offensive spark. As much crap as people used to talk about Blanco, I am beginning to think that back to back conference finals trips had a lot more to do with him and Rolfe than any Hamlett influence. Also, I feel bad for RSL fans. That team looked like a shell of its former self and I can't imagine how devastating it was to watch Morales get chopped down and pretty much ruin their season. I think the guy that was responsible for that injury should have to sit out the entire year, as well.
I hope these guys find a couple of doctors on their trips to help them pull their heads out of their own arses. If they play as poorly against Jamaica as they did against Guadalupe, I think the US will lose. That makes me a sad panda.
I think De Los Cobos had better start guiding his team to earning some points if he plans to remain gainfully employed with the Chicago Fire. Starting a somewhat attack minded mid in Baggio or the Bone Zone is a good start. I certainly hope all the Fire need are some lineup tweaks to right the ship, but I'm not holding my breath.
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2011 on MLS Week 6: A Look Ahead at Soccer By Ives
How much more of a a-hole does this make Oduro for trying to force the guy up during the game? I was slightly amused by the ametuerish tactic when it occurred, but now I just feel bad for the guy. Knee injuries and injuries of any sort suck. Wishing him a speedy recovery!
Is Benny currently injury free?
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2011 on Feilhaber coming to MLS at Soccer By Ives
I'm very scared that LA will start its 3rd string midfield and the Fire will still lose the possession battle!
Nyarko - Glad you escaped serious injury, now shoot the GD ball!
In a less smarmy light, it will be interesting to see if these guys can gel into a good team, not just a collection of talent.
NYRB is still only going to be allowed to play with one ball, right?
I think the best thing to do is forget about "the Charlie of old" and be pleasantly surprised by anything CD can offer at this point. I will be the first to say congratulations when CD9 can make it back into the national team picture, but trying to hold him up to standards he established before all that happened to him is unfair.
Or grammar. Or spelling.
I hope this works out incredibly well for Mr. Davies. I also hope it serves as an eye-opener to other US players struggling for playing time abroad.
Jack and I are overhyping him! Join in, it's fun for all ages! I'm hoping to gain street cred as the original driver of the Timothy Chandler bandwagon when he scores a hat trick in the next World Cup.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2011 on Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind at Soccer By Ives
Only the best American Abroad ever in the history of all space, dimensions, and time...nbd... (hype machine ON)
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2011 on Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind at Soccer By Ives
Ives, do you have any insight into Uruguayan striker Gaston Puerari that the Fire just signed? His strike rate is pretty good, but doesn't exactly get the heart racing. I think he is only 25, so hopefully his career is arcing upward. How does the league he played in previouly compare to MLS? Any clues to the identity of the 2nd international player the Fire are targeting?
What the hell are the Fire going to do with another young goalkeeper? They must really, really be down on Dykstra. How does this affect future lottery chances? Do the teams that opt out get improved odds on the next lottery?
You mean the type of money that will bankrupt a WPS team? I think she's going to go 3 for 3 after this season. Impressive.
My friend said it best....In Soviet Russia, ball kick you!!!
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2010 on Qatar to host 2022 World Cup at Soccer By Ives
You're dreaming. I don't think the US gets the World Cup in any of those years, unless USA Soccer gets a sugar daddy that is not adverse to handing out cash with a smile.
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2010 on Qatar to host 2022 World Cup at Soccer By Ives
FIFA would have made boatloads of money in 12 years if the US won. Every voter got RICHER when Qatar won right now, not in 12 years. These guys don't care about FIFA making money, they care about themselves making money.
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2010 on Qatar to host 2022 World Cup at Soccer By Ives
Oh come on, Brian! Why are you ruining everyone's fun with these facts and research and whatnot?! LOL! He's the best USA player ever! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
Castillo is terrible. His unibrow is also terrible. I thought McBride was going to literally murder him on the field last night for lack of effort and general stupidity. He looks awful. It is embarassing that DLC keeps putting him on the field. I agree with previous comments. The Fire need to make some big time changes.