Hi there! Hope your holiday was good one. Hopefully, with the Zoning Commission meeting today, we'll have something to add to our list of things to be thankful for.
Seattle Sounders head to MLS Cup final with 1-0 win over Colorado Rapids - SBNation.com: Well, there are a couple of former D.C. United folks who work for the Sounders now, so good on them. They'll either go to Toronto or host the Montreal Impact.
#ThanksToSoccer: Feilhaber, Parkhurst, DeLeon share memories | MLSsoccer.com: Well Benny Feilhaber of Sporting Kansas City just signed a new deal, so maybe Nick DeLeon of D.C. United has something to be thankful for.
Best bargains: MLS' 15 most salary cap-friendly players | FourFourTwo: Another example in the 'Dave Kasper does more with less' narrative I suppose.
11 most clutch playoff performers in Major League Soccer history | FourFourTwo: Lots of love for Messrs Moreno and Etcheverry here.
Andy Najar returns after 7 months due to injury - Black And Red United: In other alumni discussion, this important/fun update.
THE HIGH FIVE: The U.S. player pool, Bruce Arena’s media antagonism, MLS awards and more | FC Dallas: Steve Davis dropping a surprising tidbit in here.
Former Premier League official Howard Webb 'offered head of referees role' in MLS - Mirror Online: This means Alex Ferguson is going to be the new Galaxy coach, right?
Bob Bradley becomes first American manager to win Premier League match in amazing fashion - Stars and Stripes FC: In sorta partner club news, Swansea City and Crystal Palace were tied at 1 after 65 minutes. Then, well, all hell broke loose. The Swans pull up ahead of Sunderland and into 19th in the Premier League table.
Finally, in light of the recent (beautiful) remaster of John Carpenter's 1982 horror "The Thing," a look at parallels between that and another Kurt Russell film set in the middle of winter, Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight":