09 December 2005

Kids and Adults

And it's 1-2-3 who are we playing for? The draft order came out for the 2006 SuperDraft on January 20th. DC United has the 7th overall pick in the first round. They also have the 7th pick in the 3rd round (31st overall), and fourth round picks #3 (39th overall) and #11 (47th overall). DCU's draft strategy has been hit or miss the last few years, so we'll see how it goes. Full list from Soccer America here.

Sister sister, he's just a baby, we wanna make him stay up all night: From Kali's neck of the woods comes this approving article on the Freddy Adu situation. Short version: Freddy needed to be grounded. While taking a pretty hard-line tone towards camp Adu (although ultimately praising Freddy for coming around) the article does seem better informed than some others. I'm not sure I agree (in fact, I know I don't agree with all of it), but always interesting what those in other areas of the country think of the situation.


At 09 December, 2005 16:08, Blogger Matt W said...

Talking Heads, nice.

I kind of agree with the article. The Freddy dustup is pretty tame compared to the regular controversies in the EPL, La Liga, Serie A, etc.

As MLS attracts better talent, we're going to get some prima donnas pouting because they're not getting the minutes or the service in the box they feel they deserve. And as the article points out, Freddy's just a kid. Even if his camp was pushing him into that snit.

And besides, MLS needs some controversy, especially during the playoffs. Controversy = curiosity = better ratings = more revenue = better soccer, in my view, though obviously there are limits.


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