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Less than one month from now the 2008 MLS Season will begin. If you need tickets, this is certainly the place to find them (did the ambiguous site name not make that clear?). But if you live too far away to attend most games you, like me, are reliant on television to bring you the action.
Now, if you’ve got MLS Direct Kick, Fox Soccer Channel, Telefutura, or HDNet, you’re covered. Go ahead, enjoy a smorgasbord of soccer entertainment. Just one question. Can I come over?
Because if you are like me, you don’t have those other options. And if you ain’t got the dish or those other pricey cable options though, you’re pretty much screwed. Why?
New England Revolution
2007 Record: 14-8-8 (2nd in East)
Coach: Steve Nicol (7th Year)
Key Players: Taylor Twellman, Matt Reis, Steve Ralston, Michael Parkhurst
Key Pickups: Chris Albright (from L.A. Galaxy)
Key Losses: Pat Noonan (to AAFK), Andy Dorman (to St. Mirren)
2008 Outlook: Good
It’s official. Revs fans are tired of the Buffalo Bills comparisons. For a team from the land of champions (Red Sox are defending MLB champs, Celtics are rolling in the NBA, and the Patriots were, um, almost perfect…), finishing second is simply not good enough, even if you can do it four times in six years (and three years in a row now). The U.S. Open Cup the Revs won last year was nice, but I doubt it satisfied the notoriously demanding N.E. sports fans.
Real Salt Lake
2007 Record: 6-15-9 (6th in West)
Coach: Jason Kreis (2nd Year)
Key Players: Nick Rimando, Kyle Beckerman, Robbie Findley
Key Pickups: Tony Beltran (Drafted 3rd Overall), Dema Kovalenko (from RBNY)
Key Losses: Alecko Eskandarian (to Chivas USA), Eddie Pope (Ret.)
2008 Outlook: Poor
Oh Lord, RSL has suffered enough, hasn’t it? First the terrible name, then the terrible team.
Eddie Gaven and Robbie Rogers have been called to the final Olympic Qualifying Camp.
Columbus Crew midfielders Robbie Rogers and Eddie Gaven have recently been called up to the U.S. Under 23 National Team by coach Peter Nowak. The call up is for participation in the training camp for 2008 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying. The camp will be held in Bradenton, Fla from March 1-9. After 20 players for the team have been chosen they will travel to Tampa, Florida where the first round games will be held for Group A. The 20-player roster for the team may also have players that are not in the Bradenton training camp and the final roster will be announced before the team travels to Tampa.
The starting keeper for the Fire in the 2007 season was Matt Pickens, who left Chicago to play in Europe. The new starting goalie for the Fire is Jon Busch, but there will be competition for the starting keeper spot. Busch will be competing with Dominic Cervi of the University of Tulsa and Melford James Jr. out of Montevallo University, as well as Matt Noble, who was with the Fire last season. Come opening day the Fire will keep three keepers on the roster.
As the season opener is less than a month away teams in the East are beginning to look to some offensive players for help, as many teams in the East need help up front. Recently both Chicago and Columbus addressed those needs with some recent acquisitions at the forward position.
Chicago Signs Polish Striker Frankowski
The Chicago Fore recently announced that the team had signed Polish forward Tomasz Frankowski. Frankowski (33) was the top scorer in the Polish Premier League three times. Frankowski began his soccer career in 1991 with Jagiellonia Bialystok and since then has played professionally in France, Poland, Japan, England, and Spain.
The addition of a MLS franchise in Philadelphia has been cheered by many, yet others see the announcement as yet another blow to their city’s hope to retain a franchise.
MLS has already stated that it hopes to add two more teams by 2010, and eventually tack on two more teams by 2012. That would leave MLS with 20 teams, which is the highest number of squads FIFA has argued should compose a nation’s top tier league. So the question is (assuming MLS listens to FIFA): who gets the four remaining teams?
What is more delicious than the perfect cheesesteak? Well, if you are from the Keystone State, perhaps a report that indicates MLS will award its sixteenth franchise to the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this afternoon.
Well, not quite actually. The league will actually select Chester, Pennsylvania as the site of an expansion franchise to begin play in 2010.
Located twenty miles outside central Philadelphia, Chester had been a dying city until a few years ago. However, a recent economic boom (fueled by everyone’s favorite family-friendly way to raise tax revenue: legal gaming!) and a pledge by both the county and the state to put up significant amounts of dough (a combined $77 million buys alot of hoagie rolls) created the perfect scenario for Chester to be selected as the site of Philly’s soccer specific stadium.
The final game for the MLS Central Coast Showcase finally saw some good weather in front of 4,342 fans at Cal Poly’s University Alex G. Spanos Stadium. DC United and San Jose Earthquakes played on a muddy field and the outcome was a scoreless draw.
In the first half Marcello Gallardo of UC United but was forced to boot the ball as it was in a puddle that was ankle deep. The kick only went a few yards barely getting through the water. In the early part of the game both teams played hard and it was anything but a simple exhibition game. In the first 15 minutes of the game there were 11 fouls and 4 cautions. DC players Marc Burch, Dan Stratford and Devon McTavish and San Jose’s Joe Vide all received yellow cards.