MLS Fangirl

Comments from a fangirl's eye-view on Major League Soccer, the American slice of the world's greatest sport.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

You know, it occurs to me ...

With all the trading away of name talent that DC is doing, it makes me wonder who they're saving their pennies for. Now that the Beckham rule is going into effect, who is it that DC is going to try to lure over to play for the Black-and-Red?

I'm so behind on futbol gossip. If anyone's already mused on this, let me know. It gives me something futbolish to obsess over unti February.

Friday, December 22, 2006


WHAT!! They traded Esky!!! *insert much sobbing here* Maaaaaaaaaaaan, that SUCKS. They get rid of Freddy, now this? Augh. What's DC trying to do, make me hate them? Eskanderian's my favorite favorite favorite MLS player, and I loved him on DC.

*sigh* OK. Breathe. Breathe. There's still Christian. Still Jaime. OK.

That sucks.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Goodbye Peter

So there it is, Peter Nowak is out as DC's head coach, and Tom Soehn is in. I guess it's not a surprise. I came into the world of fútbol fandom and MSL fanlove in 2004, the last season in which DC swept to the top. I know the past two seasons were't stellar, and I know that coaches take the hit for that. So. Goodbye Coach Nowak, I hope you land somewhere.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Second thoughts

So my first thought upon seeing the headline "DC bids adieu to Adu" -- OK, my first real thought was ugh, puny -- was "What the hell!!" But then I got to thinkin' about it. He may not be going to Manny U, but he's going. He'd might as well leave from Salt Lake, which seems to be going all out, like all the way to BFE, in order to avoid the bottom of the standings cellar in the 2007 season. So they'll have SuperFreddy for a couple of months before he joins the show on the continent. Weeelll, the Islands. Or whatever. Nothere.

What saddens me most -- DC also traded off Nick Rimando. I love Nick Rimando, and I've been a big fan of his since day one. I admit, last year I totally enjoyed seeing Troy Perkins in the net, and since I had gotten him for my fantasy team and quite the deal, since he'd been a sub the year before and no one really knew he would be a star, but I do love Nick. And even though it means seeing him play, maybe, I still hate to see him go to Salt Lake. I'm just not a fan of that team. They're changing things up so much, they might change my mind. We'll see.

I haven't been around, I know. I couldn't get excited about the MLS Cup, and I haven't been able to get all whoopdedoo excited that there might be a smidgen larger of a possibility that Beckham is crossing over to play for us scrubs. It's winter and it's off season. But, the good news is, I'm done with undergrad school this week, hooray me. I do start grad school in January, but I'll be working a little less once that starts. That brings in all sorts of possibilities for more fútbol watching, especially with Soccer Thursday coming up next season.

We'll keep an eye on more shuffling news, shall we?