I got a good laugh from this comment about the MLS.
Well Nicol's a Scot. Spencer's a Scot. Clarke was from N. Ireland, as is Morrow. MLS is turning into a barbarians league.
As you may know, for the last year or two there has been a series of investigations into allegations of what amounts to bribery going on in England. If I'm remembering right off the top of my head it was a year ago that a big list of managers, assistant managers who were being investigated for this came out. Harry Redknapp was one of them. So it shouldn't be surprising that he along with 5 others including ex-Portsmouth owner Milan Mandaric were arrested. The amazing thing is that somehow ol' 'Arry seems to think that if one has been arrested and charged with a crime that they can somehow say with a straight face "nothing to do with me whatsoever". WHY IS THE MEDIA NOT CALLING HIM OUT ON THIS BULLSHIT?!?!???
Now keep in mind that there is a difference between him being guilty and him claiming that he has nothing to do with things. I'm not saying he is guilty. I'll be more than happy to let the courts decide that issue. What is going on here is that he's claiming that England's legal system can just willy nilly arrest and charge anyone they'd like. Really? Does anyone believe that Arry was arrested and charged for a crime for absolutely no reason? That there is nothing out there that would lead anyone to think that he may be involved? None at all? Of course not, there is some level of evidence that has lead to this. It may not be enough to convict him but it is enough for him to be charged. If there wasn't enough for charges, his lawyer would be able to get those thrown out and he'd be a free man.
Harry Redknapp may not be guilty of anything at all. The same with Milan Mandaric and the others that were arrested. But they were arrested because there is at least enough evidence out there to not only suspect they did something wrong but charge him with a crime. Note to Arry ---> You don't deserve our sympathy; especially not when you're crying like a baby. Grow some balls and deal with it.
That's right, hold on tight otherwise you might just end up launching yourself into orbit from the excitement. Tomorrow, Thursday November 29th Major League Soccer (MLS) is holding their waiver draft. Wooo-hooooo!
.........ya, it's really not very exciting nor interesting. It's a chance for teams to pick up a mediocre player to address a roster need. Only that it's being held a couple weeks after the season is over and a few months before training camp for 2008 begins. So how are teams to know what needs they'll have?
Here is the draft order :
1. San Jose
3. Salt Lake
4. Los Angeles
7. New York
9. Chivas USA
10. DC United
11. Kansas City
13. New England
Here's the list of players available according the MLS's web site
David Arvizu, Desmond Brooks, Carlos Llamosa, Rodrigo Lopez, Laurent Merlin, Justin Myers, Ramon Nunez, Orlando Perez, Eder Robles, Erasmo Solorzano
Shawn Crowe, Mira Mupier, Brad North, Kiki Willis,
Kenneth Hoerner, Jordan James
Edson Edcock, Aaron John Godbolt, Willy Guadarrama, Chris Konopka
Mike Caso, Lance Friesz, Carlos Pavon, Kyle Veris
Bryan Byrne, Miguel Gonzalez, Marshall Leonard, Chris Loftus
REAL SALT LAKE:
Chris Brown, Steven Curfman, Christian Jimenez, Jean-Martial Kipre, Jack Stewart
Adam Braz, Maycoll Canizalez, Srdjan Djekanovic, David Guzman, Stephen Lumley, Cristian Nunez, Marco Reda
SF over at he The Offisde Rules has fun today mocking the Los Angeles Galaxy for strutting their stuff as though they were some super club. I love it. It's as though Lalas and the rest of the folks at AEG think they've turned the Los Angeles Galaxy into the new New York Cosmos. They got Beckahm and now Ruud Gullit so.....just a few more years of this and they'll be a mega club like Manchester United or AC Milan, right?
Bah! They'd be lucky if they're rivaling Padova in stature right now. I hope their 2008 season is as uninspiring as they were in 2007.