Seattle’s 7-0 loss to Manchester United wasn’t that bad … was it?

I’ve been reading some of the debate over the Sounders getting hammered in a friendly, at home, by Manchester United yesterday. A lot of the talk, unsurprisingly, has been along the lines of “Oh, MLS, you screwed this one up again!” Well, I don’t think that’s true, really. I mean, obviously losing by seven goals … Continue reading Seattle’s 7-0 loss to Manchester United wasn’t that bad … was it?

MLS rankings: Week 18

By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood I get the league’s justification for all the exhibition matches against English and Spanish teams – it’s a money maker and they do it every summer. But next to, oh, a major international tournament, it severely disrupts the regular season. And for what? So you can find out that Frederico Macheda would … Continue reading MLS rankings: Week 18

Penalties for all

The always excellent NY Times Goal blog has a nice feature on a bunch of weird penalty kicks – especially in light of all the penalty kick madness this past weekend at the women’s World Cup and the Copa America. Go here to see lots of strange penalty antics. Continue reading Penalties for all