As one who thought D.C. United didn't have much of a chance even after learning Sporting Kansas City, allow me to share that my words were sauteed in butter and olive oil, served over veggie pasta with focaccia. Mmm, delicious words. Now then...
Recaps of Saturday's Eastern Conference (hopefully not brief) change of leadership from us, MLSsoccer.com, The Washington Post, Ives, Goal.com, District Sports Page, UnitedMania, Soccer Wire and CSN Washington. The folks over at The Blue Testament address things from Kansas City's end.
RICHMOND 2, ORLANDO 3 - Richmond Kickers: Down a level, the Kickers are unable to gain ground on Orlando City and see their 21-game unbeaten streak ended to boot. Boo indeed.
Sunderland 1-1 Manchester United: Points Are Shared At The Stadium of Light - Roker Report: In "Premier League" partner news, Jack Rodwell scored to tie the game for the Black Cats and that's how it ended, but the bigger news? Easily this:
In "D.C. United alumni in Europe" news, Andy Najar did not play in Anderlecht's win over Waasland to remain unbeaten in the Jupiler Pro League, but we got a nice pic of La Familia de Najar at the stadium:
Athletic Bilbao keeper scores a brilliant goal, gets robbed by the ref - SBNation.com: La Liga kicked off in earnest this weekend had we've already had our first bizarre call of the season.
Explosions hit Donbass Arena, home of Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk - SBNation.com: Presumably, the conflict between Ukraine and Russia has a high visibility target impacted as Donetsk saw some shelling.
Striker Albert Ebossé dies after being hit by object thrown from stands | Football | The Guardian: Tragedy strikes in the Algerian League. I would presume that folks here do not need to be told this, but don't throw stuff, seriously.
US World Cup star Jermaine Jones signs with New England Revolution as Designated Player | MLSsoccer.com: ""Jones, as a designated player of a certain threshold, was not subject to allocation ranking for dispersal to an MLS team. The Revolution and Fire expressed an interest in Jones, and had the available salary budget and a designated player slot to accommodate him. Following a blind draw between the two clubs, Jones was assigned to the Revolution." Love you and your crazy single entity mechanisms MLS, mean it.
Amazon.com: The Good Wife: Season 5: Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry, Christine Baranski, Archie Panjabi, Julianna Margulies: Movies & TV: So last week I talked about binge viewing "Boardwalk Empire"? That goes double for this. Some familiar faces in a nice ensemble, making some bold character and story decisions that rival cable shows, much less in network television. It is a little in the "L.A. Law" vein of episodic lawyer shows, but Season Five finds some excellent work and familiar faces.
So...what say we watch the highlights again?