Saturday, May 17, 2008

Lord, why are there no games on tv today?


Now the crushing reality of the summer sets in, as our Saturday mornings are strangely open (And yeah, no one was going to fork over for the FA Cup Final. Congrats Pompey!). No drinking before noon? No Hirshey mustache jokes? Grrr....All we have to comfort ourselves is the upcoming international season. And the MLS. And lots of rumors, after the jump:




The most interesting rumor today is that Sven Goran Eriksson is being lined up to coach the Mexican national team. I guess Sven really liked Nery Castillo. El Tri was hilariously mismanaged during the Hugo Sanchez era, who failed to even get the U-23s into the Olympics, and couldn't seem to beat Bob Bradley & Co. Of course, if the Mexican federation actually allowed the national team to play games in Mexico, they might get better results. SGE running the Mexicans would actually be pretty neat from a US perspective. Bob Bradley matching wits with a multi-time World Cup and European quarterfinalist!

In other US news, the national team released its provisional roster for the upcoming England/Spain/Argentina troika. Think Eddie Lewis and Frankie Hejduk, and 31 others. I'm hoping for a Michael Bradley hat trick at Wembley and a move to Arsenal. I also believe in Santa Claus. UF will be on hand at the Argentina game, and all UF readers are welcome to join us in for some tailgating in the Jersey swamps beforehand. Its possible there will beer and footie involved.

7 comments:

Mike Georger said...

how much were tickets to the argentina game?

Ian said...

$65 a piece I think.

Goat said...

I'll be at the big Chicago Fire v. Real Salt Lake/Columbus Crew US Open Cup game in Peoria on June 10 if, you know, anyone's interested in that.

Lingering Bursitis said...

yes, the tickets were 65 bucks. I think we might well formalize an NYC get-together the night before, to make sure we're all nice and hungover for the game on the 8th.

The only question is: has Deadspin trademarked the name "Pants Party"? Will we need to start our own tradition, perhaps a pub crawl of all the NYC soccer bars?

Mike Georger said...

how about 'boot room box social'

it rolls off the tongue

Goat said...

How about UF Soccer Soiree?

Autoglass said...

Did someone say Frankie Hejduk? Shit.

Anyway, England-USA should be an annual friendly. Get in!