We have a new leader in the clubhouse, and its not me, and its not you. Its the one we call AMT. Sure hope you like vanilla vodka, bro.
Week 7: AMT: 4. Chest: 3. Martin: 2. Readers: 2.
Overall: AMT: 25. Readers: 24. Chest: 23. Martin: 20.
DC United is traditionally awful at Robertson Stadium, but we can score goals and they can't. I could see us giving up a disappointing goal or two, but we'll score just as many. (Martin)
Saturday April 30, 4:00 PM: Philadelphia Union vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Martin: Phi. Chest: Phi. AMT: Phi.
Three D.C. bloggers all picking a Philadelphia team to win something is like me rooting for RSL. It just shouldn't happen. And hopefully it will never have to happen again. (Martin)
Saturday April 30, 7:30 PM: Columbus Crew vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
Martin: Clb. Chest: Clb. AMT: Clb.
Eric Hassli will get booked here after remarking that he didn't see what makes Ohio St. more notable than any other large public university. In retrospect, it was an odd subject to bring up during the game. (Chest)
I really don't want to pick between #TeamBoonBooRee and #TeamAgudelo. But I think RBNY finally found their form and chemistry to turn chances into goals. Also the Sporks can't keep the goals out of their own net right now. (AMT)
The champs aren't themselves right now, and they'll be short at least 2 key starters on offense...but they're playing Chicago, so none of that matters. (Chest)
Saturday April 30, 10:00 PM: Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC
Martin: Sea. Chest: Sea. AMT: Sea.
After the most disappointing start to a season since they invented soccer two years ago, the Sounders now appear to have figured things out a bit. Not much likelihood that their newfound success won't continue against the punching bags of the East. (Martin)
Rule No. 1: never pick against an expansion team in its home debut. Luckily, that's not in play here, so I can turn to Rule No. 2: never pick against RSL, no matter how many super double-plus awesome bigtime games they've played in the last week. (AMT)
The Goats will get to see what they missed out on as Benny Feilhaber and co. pay a visit. Yup, still can't get my head around that decision. (Chest)
Unlike Seattle's loss of Steve Zakuani (which hurts, don't get me wrong), Dallas' losing David Fereirra is absolutely devastating to the Hoops. Remember how much trouble they had early this season when he was on the field but not especially productive? Part of me thinks that fans in Frisco will be looking back fondly on those days until they get their #10 back on the field. (AMT)