Dissecting the TFC-NYRB halftime kerfuffle

The video we have from the Toronto tunnel doesn't tell us much. But let's see what we can figure out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB20naV11FM 0:17 -- Is this a tent? It looks like footage from a wedding gone horribly wrong. 0:20 - Sacha Kljestan (NY No. 16) meanders into the frame along with phenom Tyler Adams (NY No. … Continue reading Dissecting the TFC-NYRB halftime kerfuffle

Not Another Soccer Lawsuit: NASL-USSF, Halloween hearing edition

I'm not going to try to write something coherent out of all the accounts of today's NASLpalooza in a New York courtroom. First, I'm going to send my hopes for speedy recoveries for those injured and comfort for those who mourn after today's senseless attack in Manhattan. I'm going to suggest we look into simple … Continue reading Not Another Soccer Lawsuit: NASL-USSF, Halloween hearing edition

No, HERE’S how you re-organize the MLS playoffs

Here are the problems with the MLS playoffs, in no particular order: Too much randomness, making the "league champion" whoever's hottest for a few games rather than the whole season. Not enough advantage for the higher seed. The first leg of a two-leg series is often excruciating. I've seen suggestions for a single-elimination tournament, but … Continue reading No, HERE’S how you re-organize the MLS playoffs