14 July 2008

Mr. White Wash

See? It isn't really that hard. Have Blanco issue the non-specific apology, keep quiet about details about which you probably know nothing about, and we can all move onward. Don't have your head coach start mouthing off, don't have your PR director start issuing excuses, just handle things quietly and efficiently and let the inertia of the MLS bureaucracy bury things to where nobody cares about them anymore. This is how things are done.

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At 14 July, 2008 15:36, Anonymous Mickey said...


For all the whining by the sports media that soccer needs to grow-up among American sport, it seems like the sports writers themselves need to find an independent voice and actually pursue the story rather than merely rely on whatever official responses the league or the federation provide.

With the exception of the opinions of the League and the Federation, this controversy seems like it should be an easy sell among sportswriters...

At 14 July, 2008 22:08, Anonymous Jeremy said...

In the long run, this incident may even be good for MLS.
Bear with me for a second - The most hated member of the US's most hated rival does something despicable that causes everyone to hate him more.
The incident just so happens to occur during one of the better rivalries in MLS.
This is the stuff the legends are built of. If built upon properly, this can build viewership. Future United-Fire matches could turn into hockey matches, but at least the viewership will be up.

At 15 July, 2008 08:46, Anonymous Mickey said...

Jeremy - point well taken. The fact that the media hasn't figured this one out is astounding.

At 15 July, 2008 15:25, Anonymous DCUinCT said...

He ought to have issued a few more apriori. Given the rest of the season and the heat that many of the games will have, Senor White is likely to see red again.


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