Monday, October 31, 2005
If I know one thing, I know it's about money ...
Somewhere deep inside the bowels of MLS HQ, the league, even though they won't say it publicly, longs for a Galaxy - United MLS Cup. Sure, they'd be happy with an FC Dallas - United matchup this year since the Cup matchup is being held in the Brick Oven, but promoting Freddy vs. Landon, as they did two years ago in Freduardo's first game, is a dream come true.

Which is sort of what made yesterday's game between the Fire and United yesterday all the more suprirsing. No, I didn't expect United to be given any benefits. However, since I've been following the league (which has been the last two seasons) I always found that United came through in the big games. They got all the soccer-karma and, if needed, would find that spark to win.

And yesterday they got the snot kicked out of them. It just shocks me to not see them in it anymore.

Now we're left with the worst of possibilities for MLS Cup. Could you imagine trying to promote a Colorado - Chicago MLS Cup final? Egads. Sure, the Galaxy and the Revolution would be interesting, and a good game, but it's not Landon vs. Freddy since the Revs haven't really gone out of their way to make Taylor, or Cleetus-lite, a big name draw. At some point the league is going to have to make their own superstars and not wait for the national team to do it for them and until that day arrives, those of us who root for the league over one particular team are going to fret and worry all through the playoffs that the Rapids and the Revs get knocked out as early as possible.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent comment about the league needing to make their own superstars, as opposed to waiting for the National Team to do it. I hadn't thought about that. Good point.

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Kristy said...

wooohoooo- brick oven!! except it's november...and it's gonna be perfect soccer weather.

4:48 PM  
Blogger maradawga said...

It will be perfect soccer weather, but will 22,000 people take their eyes of the Cowboys long enough to experience that?

5:04 PM  
Blogger Eric PZ said...

I've said all along, the league would get more benefit selling the 'team' rather than individuals...but what do I know?

5:08 PM  
Blogger scaryice said...

No one matchup is going to make or break the league. Who wins the championship really isn't very important when it comes to the business of the league.

6:21 AM  

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