Beckham Down on Knives

18 08 2008

According to the BBC, Beckham an other British “footballers” have launched a campaign to decrease knife-related crimes in the UK called It Doesn’t Have to Happen.  Guns have been outlawed; now strides are being made against knives.  I like it.



Landon reveals Gullit was “disrespectful”; Vagenas says “blood in the water”

13 08 2008

Los Angeles Times: Galaxy players react to departures of Ruud Gullit and Alexi Lalas

Veteran midfielder Peter Vagenas says ‘there’s blood in the water’ as team discusses resignation of coach and firing of general manager.

Landon Donovan, the Galaxy’s leading scorer, said that there had been minor friction between him and Gullit. Donovan says Gullit was “disrespectful and that bothered me.”

Even David Beckham wasn’t smiling much. ‘Obviously, it’s disappointing,’ he said. ‘”

(Via Los Angeles Times.)

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Is this just a dream?

25 07 2008


David Beckham and Justin Timberlake

David Beckham and Justin Timberlake

Their eyes are locked.  Their lips are slightly parted.  They slowly move in towards each other… A person can dream, right?

All-Star Post-Game Thoughts

25 07 2008


Blanco and the English Blanco

Blanco and the English Blanco (Photo: mlsnet)

The All-Star game was a lot of fun, and yes, MLS won again!  Blanco was named MVP of the game, and it was our own De Rosario that won the game winning goal!  But I have to mention something one of the commentators said.  It went something like, “Beckham is wonderful.  He has really raised the level of play/publicity of MLS in the United States and the World.  The DP rule is great.  Look at how well Blanco is playing.  He is the MEXICAN BECKHAM.”  Why should Blanco be the Mexican Beckham?  Don’t get me wrong, I agree with the first part of the commentary, but isn’t Blanco a decent player in his own right?  Therefore, at least for this one post and possibly more, David Beckham is the English Blanco.

All-Star Game Tonight – What I’m Looking For

24 07 2008

We know that many out there will be watching the MLS All-Stars take on West Ham (it’s actually being broadcasted to over 100 countries).  Most, including us, will be watching to see some beautiful soccer.  Some will also be watching to see if there will be a repeat altercation with Hammer fans, which the Columbus Crew higher-ups tout as “gross mischaracterizations.”  But we feel it is our duty to remind you of a few other reasons to tune-in tonight:


A few MLS All-Stars being hot.

A few MLS All-Stars being hot.