Monday, February 25, 2008

Hawaii Six-One: Dynamo Gets Gamba'd, Fate of the Galaxy Not So Terrible


There are more people on the podium than in the stands.

Mea culpa: we here at Unprofessional Foul haven't exactly kept up with the Pan Pacific Championship that concluded late Saturday night. We've been too busy praying for Eduardo da Silva, and honestly, some of us are too old to stay up late watching games broadcast from Hawaii.

Here's what you need to know - Gamba Osaka beat Major League Soccer champion Houston Dynamo 6-1 and Beckham took his shirt off.

To be fair, the kids at Center Holds It contend that Dynamo doesn't come off looking that bad, and Soccernet's Andrea Canales saw some promise in the Galaxatives' play over the two matches.

Hawaii didn't acquit itself well as a host though, and the future editions of the tournament will probably be held elsewhere, say, Australia. BTW, if you were Ty Harden, wouldn't you have waited until after the free trip to Hawaii to retire? Then again, if you were Ty Harden, you probably wouldn't retire from soccer to pursue philanthropy.

Still, it's good to see how MLS matches up against other up-and-coming leagues, even if it's preseason, and it's about time had something like this.

2 comments:

The Manly Ferry said...

Love the title on the image. And thanks for linking.

Care to do a link exchange thingy (w/ Center Holds It)?

Lingering Bursitis said...

Certainly, sir. We'll get that sorted... I need to update our blogroll this week, and you'll be on it for sure.

Keep up the good work!