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Random posts from the soccer category:

  • Why I hate legal writing I decided to check in on the lawsuit against Eddie Radwanski, Siri Mullinix and many others connected to the Clemson women’s soccer program. Here’s what I found: Original complaint Paragraph 3: Explains that Eddie Radwanski is the women’s soccer coach at Clemson, which is in Pickens County, S.C. Response by one defendant Paragraph 3: In slightly more than 100 ...
  • The annual MLS playoff fretting Every year, MLS has exciting playoff action, and every year, people complain. Then people complain about the complainers. But the argument changes a little each year. Especially this year, with the first 10-team playoff in league history. The tournament has produced its share of excitement as always, and it allowed the big-money, big-market, big-name New York ...
  • Washington Spirit vs. Portland: The forward dilemma I won’t belabor the Thorns’ 2-0 win over Washington, having spent most of the game discussing it on Twitter with everyone who’s likely to read this post. But I should address the big question on everyone’s minds: Wouldn’t the Spirit be much better if they had some cloned hybrid of Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair, Abby ...
  • Hope Solo: The backlash against the bandwagon As the belated outrage over Hope Solo’s status on the U.S. women’s national team continues to grow, we’re seeing a lot of voices reminding us that the issue is much more complicated than it’s being presented in a lot of quarters. It’s certainly more complicated than the “if Ray Rice is suspended, why isn’t Hope ...
  • WPS and magicJack: Points off the table (UPDATES: Solo’s Tweets have disappeared, and ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle says she denied deleting them. Also, the league is going to hire people to put up sponsor signage and shoot video of the games, then send magicJack the bill. See the harshly worded statement.) Hope Solo was apparently surprised, judging by her Twitter output today. Others really ...
  • Tripping back through soccer-chatting archives Seems fitting that a new-ish soccer site would launch by paying tribute to the early days of online soccer-gabbing. That’s exactly what Jason Davis, Trevor Hayward and a new site called Backheel did. And they were nice enough to include my thoughts, along with those of several others who were part of the wild roller-coaster of ...
  • Who can host the World Cup? Question came up today on Twitter: We know Russia and Qatar were controversial choices. Who would be a good World Cup host? I’d set out these criteria: Stable, non-authoritarian government Ability to build venues without creating a class of slave laborers Demonstrated interest in the sport Then a “nice to have” rather than a “must have”: Ability to get from venue to ...
  • Virtual Viewing Party: MLS All-Star Game Just setting up a cozy chatroom for people who want to talk a lot without driving off all their Twitter followers. Or people who want to see if I’ve developed any new insults for Manchester United in the past eight years or so. MLS All-Star Game chat
  • Is MLS too physical? This is a story I worked on through much of the MLS season, but the timing to run it was never quite right. I just updated a couple of figures and posted it here instead. Early in the MLS season, a couple of league coaches were tired of hearing that their teams were playing a bit ...
  • What’s better about the Dynamo’s new stadium? A Twitter debate du jour: What’s so great about the Houston Dynamo finally getting a deal for a new stadium if they’re just going to share it with a college football team? Answers here via spokesman’s e-mail from Oliver Luck, Dynamo president/GM: we control the scheduling, not UH. [Univ. of Houston, which hosts the Dynamo today ...
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