19 June 2007

The Freezer For 19 June 2007

The US Soccer Fragility Index, known as the Freezer, is the anti-power poll. Here we rank the most feeble, the most tenuous, and the overall weakest things in US Soccer. It's the second most feared list in US Soccer behind Terry Vaughn's list of cautions assessed in major international matches.

This week in the Freezer, UNITED IS FREE! Hoorah! Yes, I'm biased, but finally I felt secure enough to take them out. And perhaps the goodwill was just too much, since I took out two others as well. Meanwhile, the watchlist remains vigilant, and three more enter the freezer, including a league leader.



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At 19 June, 2007 16:59, Anonymous keithw said...

just to follow on a question i had earlier about reserves, I was poking around on mlsnet.com and found that 2 players named Anders Kelto and Geoff Walker played for our reserves against NE on 6/7. They then show up playing for NE's reserves on 6/17 against the Crew. Pretty distinctive names so I assume they are the same folks, or mlsnet.net is more screwed up than we thought. If they are the same, to jump from playing for us against NE to playing for NE 2 weeks later seems strange. anyway, if anyone else in the blogosphere wants to look at this further be my guest, I actually have to work sometime...

 
At 19 June, 2007 17:02, Blogger D said...

It's probably that they were local guest players, who showed up to fill out the sides. Since they aren't under contract, there's no problem with them playing on whatever team invites them. I'd guess they are NE locals, but I am curious enough that I'll look into this more.

 
At 19 June, 2007 17:29, Blogger The Manly Ferry said...

Very strong edition this week - especially the stuff (or hits) on Colorado, RSL, and....and...well, that's the only knock I have against The Freezer: it doesn't show up when you do the "Show Original Post" thingy, so I can't remember the other good item.

 
At 19 June, 2007 18:19, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are the Nats in there? They're doing well, I thought. They've won every game in the Gold Cup so far, though some were less convincing than others, and they've leapfrogged more than a dozen teams in the FIFA rankings. If someone told me that they were underperforming I might agree, but I don't think they even merit watchlist status. I think they're doing fine.

 
At 20 June, 2007 10:44, Blogger Kali said...

Please. This Saturday is as close to a guaranteed 3 points for DCU as there ever was.

Love,
Suicidal in SLC

 
At 20 June, 2007 13:58, Blogger Kinney said...

Kali: With MLS refs anything is possible. For an example look at this game last year.

 
At 20 June, 2007 15:28, Blogger EdTheRed said...

Good call on Sarachan being the next MLS coach to get the axe...

 
At 20 June, 2007 15:35, Blogger D said...

KeithW: There may be more on this. I'm going to try something.

Ferry: Thanks. It felt good to shake it up. And the Google Docs thing is pretty much the best I can make it look right now, so I have to take the disadvantages.

Anon: Last week the Nats got watchlisted against my judgment, but people weren't happy with the results. This week they remain watchlisted because of the unconvincing win against Panama and my own strange reactions to El Salvador.

Kali: Your lips, god's ear.

Kinney: Your lips, a big wall, god's ear.

Ed: The thing is... I thought he'd last another week or two, allowing me to move him closer before the axe fell. Kinney wanted him lower. He was right.

 
At 20 June, 2007 15:51, Blogger Kali said...

But, but Kinney... we'd actually have to get into your penalty box for the same thing to happen this time?!?

And with our Illustrious Leading Scorer Chris Brown (snort) out, well...

Not that I'm, like, bitter or anything. Really.

 
At 21 June, 2007 11:21, Blogger Bob said...

I made a funny.

 

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