19 August 2005


MLS announces the squad for the MLS Select vs. Real Madrid match. Becuase of the tight scheduling, players will not be able to make the US Open Cup match against FC Dallas. So DCU loses Jamie Moreno, which is expected. FC Dallas will lose Ronnie O'Brien. Fair enough so far. But DCU also loses Nick Rimando, while FC Dallas loses, well, um, nobody else.

FC Dallas is losing one player, while DCU loses Moreno and a starting keeper with the most shutouts in the league. This is not making me happy. By way of comparison, here's a list of some other teams that are sending more players than FC Dallas: Kansas City, Columbus (?!), the Metros, and Colorado. Are you telling me that FCD doesn't have more to offer than these clubs? Apparently.

I am not happy about this. I care less about this match than the all-star game. And to have this interfering with the Open Cup really makes me mad.


At 19 August, 2005 17:55, Blogger maradawga said...

Among the clubs you listed, they are all out of the Open Cup except for D.C. Rimando might have gone because Reis had so much to do going back and forth with the Gold Cup.

At 22 August, 2005 09:18, Blogger pete said...

what's the point of these matches?

D - did you see that bobby convey scored twice on saturday for reading? milwall had their goalie sent off and hadn't named a substitute 'keeper. so reading scored five times, the first two by convey. reading top of the second/first division/coca cola championship thing.

and, spurs top of the premiership!

At 22 August, 2005 10:03, Blogger D said...

Dawg -- True, and Kansas City got screwed much worse than DC, but still... not happy.

Pete -- Convey really has found his form so far this year. And I'm kinda rooting for the Spurs, if only because you're such a decent guy.

At 22 August, 2005 11:53, Anonymous Joe said...

I do care about this one a little more than the All-Star Game, because an upset in Madrid would really be something to talk about.

And taking Rimando is a crime, but it's also deserved recognition for a good season. Meanwhile, Perkins is no slouch.

At 23 August, 2005 07:28, Blogger pete said...

d - dc are my team already! always liked eddie pope and marco.

At 23 August, 2005 07:30, Blogger pete said...

... and miss them too...


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