Thursday Night Soccer: Media Day
The mainstream media provide their takes on the New England-DC United match tonight. The Boston Herald recaps the familiar charges against DC United. John Haydon in The Washington Times says that line-up tinkering is not finished, and Beau Dure in USA Today gives probably the best concise summary of Tommy Soehn's challenges (to himself and to the team).
On another tack, Steve Goff looks at the rise of Thursday Night Soccer, and what it might mean, with an excellent (and here-to-fore unknown to me stat) on key demographics:
National ratings have remained stagnant over the same period last year -- a 0.2, which equals 223,000 households -- but in the 18-to-34 male demographic, the numbers have increased 100 percent.Intriguing? Yes.
We'll be doing our briefing later today, including links to some excellent blog postings by others. However, before that, there's another article in the post that I intend to talk about. It's going to take me a bit to get my thoughts together, so check back here. Also, there won't be an expert opinion interview for tonight's game, and possibly not for Chivas. We'll make it up to you late in the season, but if you're desperate, why not reread the last interview we did in preparation for New England back in October of 2006...