Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Not So Far Back Machine Part 4

Welcome back to the MLS Season Review
We took a break on Monday for a glamorous review with Ruud Gullit in which I finally learned to spell Gullit correctly every time I typed it. Only one “I.” That’s a tip from the best.

Where am I finding all these great games? Well MLSNet is a great source though it tries its best to hide the content. Go to the MLS 2008 Schedule to view all the games month by month.

Let’s get down to business!


Top News
-Toronto FC has too many international players
-Espindola hurts his ankle celebrating
-LA Keeper Josh Wicks has funny hair
-Samuel Adams makes a quality beer

Signings and Transfers
-Herculez Gomez is traded to Kansas City
-Red Bulls sign GK Terry Boss; did they know a drug suspension was coming?
-Red Bulls sign USL star Kandji
-Victorine is traded from KC to Chivas
-Movsisyan is traded to RSL

September 6th
-New England vs. Columbus: CLB 4, NE 0
This first goal in this game is one of my favorites. Schelotto scores his first goal in the run play and joy is etched across his face.

September 13th
-LA Galaxy vs. Kansas City: KC 2, LA 0
A key player in Kansas Cities run to the playoffs, Kevin Souter, saw the field for the first time in the season and stole the ball from Beckham with his first touch.

September 21st
-Dallas vs. Chicago: DAL 4, CHI 1
Jeff Cunningham showed why he should be believed in and it was probably the coach not him.

September 27th
-Salt Lake vs. San Jose: RSL 3, SJ 2
RSL gets an important win despite a Huckerby double.

Advantage Played: Feeling the Best and Worst
Feeling Best:
-Columbus: “We are as good as Sigi is round.”
Feeling Worst:
-Toronto: “Kansas City steals our chants!”

Top News
-Rio Tinto Stadium opens
-Cooper turns down US call up and shocks the online soccer world
- Conway and Parke banned for performance enhancing drugs
-Real Salt Lake get into the playoffs
-Taylor Twellman is out for the rest of the season with concussion problems
-There is a new MLS cup trophy!
-Danny Cepero scores a fluke bouncer
-Will Johnson scores the goal of the year

Signings and Transfers
-Beckham is going to train with AC Milan and probably won’t return to MLS

October 4th
-Chivas vs. D.C.: CHV 3, DC 0
Chivas deal a crucial blow to D.C.’s title hopes.

October 12th
-Colorado vs. LA Galaxy: LA 3, COL 2
LA seemingly crushes Colorado’s playoff hopes.

October 18th
-Columbus vs. New York: NY 3, CLB 1
New York picks up crucial points against the league leader.

October 25th
-Salt Lake vs. Colorado: RSL1, COL 1
Movsisyan shows why he going to be a big star and brings Salt Lake into the playoffs.

Advantage Played: Feeling the Best and Worst
Feeling Best:
-Real Salt Lake: “Holy shit.”
Feeling Worst:
-Colorado: “No one thought we could make the playoffs but it is still a huge letdown”
-DC United: "Well this sucks."

Next Time on Advantage Played
We will wrap up the MLS 08 season. Get ready for some playoff action that you just watched.

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