I could have sworn Du Nord covered this already, but maybe they just got early word. ABMOD has been hired in New Jersey for the Metros. This gives Richie at least three months of study under Mo until the April 15 tax deadline.
Hopefully I should have written something interesting in the next few days, but until that point, a few pointers to other people's work. First, Maradawga discusses generational sports development and the choices of athletes in a column that I agree with 100%.
Courtesy of Du Nord and The Belly, I see that Marc Connolly (whose mock draft I was actually praising while liveblogging the event) now has a blog. This will be interesting. For a few years, the amateurs (with the exception of the Matchnight folks) have pretty much had the US Soccer Blogging to ourselves. In some sports, when the pros start blogging there is a nice comraderie. In others, they barely tolerate the unwashed masses. I'm curious how it will turn out here.
And Kali's newly redecorated digs at Real Salt Lake Blog are rather nice. It's nice to see some blogs moving away from the standard blogger template and forging their own identity. I imagine that Climbing the Ladder is on the clock now (no pressure, Mr. Ice).
And finally, commentator Seattle Matt neatly summarized my fears about the sale of DC United far better than I did when he wrote the following:
DC is now like the good looking, intelligent woman that's been dumped twice at the altar.
Even though there's nothing wrong with her...any potential suitor worth a crap is going to wonder what's up.
Exactly sir. Well phrased. Unfortunately, your pointy-ball Hawks are going up against my Pointy-ball Stillers. So for the next two weeks, you are dead to me.