Evaluating players is a messy thing. With MLS’s first Free Agency class now available for purchase and MLS’s yearly Re-Entry Round 2 Draft beginning tomorrow (Thursday, 12/17), it is worth looking at who’s available… and who’s worth being available.
Here is my third installment of “Monday Musings.” As always, it’s a mix of insight, analysis and fluff.
Part I – Fired Up Friday
First off, after some notable snipping on Twitter among Fire fans, it’s a relief to see everyone happy after the Fire got its third victory of the season on a cold and blustery Friday night. While not quite a sell out in terms actual attendance, the crowd was very loud, and truly into this match. It has been a long time since we’ve had this type of atmosphere at Toyota Park. Section 8 was very active and there was even stereo effect between Section 8 and Sector Latino during goal kicks. You all know the irksome chant. Someone did their best to translate it when Montreal’s Evan Bush was subjected to this “friendly greeting.”
Yup. MLS beat Bayern. A whole league beat one team. So why is this such a big deal?
OTF’s Austin Fido is back with another effort to predict the effect of World Cup absences on the teams of MLS… Continue reading
Expect a strong MLS flavor to USMNT this summer. (Photo: empireofsoccer.com)
OTF’s Austin Fido takes a look at the effect of the World Cup on MLS rosters and schedules, and tries to identify the league’s likely winners and losers… Continue reading
Still about two months to go, Clint. Don’t panic. (Photo: sounderatheart.com)
OTF’s Austin Fido is back with another look at who might be missing from the rosters of MLS clubs when the World Cup comes along … Continue reading
But, who will call the massive handball? (image: By Ralph Chaplin [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
OTF’s Alex White practices his Lamaze breathing to deliver the goods on the MLS referee lockout…