Sunday, November 28, 2010

A few updates

Over the past few weeks there have been some pretty big news in regards to the Revs, like Taylor Twellman retiring. What else can be said about him? Arguably the greatest Rev of all time and the face of the franchise. Sure, there have been other players who might of had better careers, John Harkes comes to mind, but in terms of a career with the Revs I'd have to say Twellman is the best. If I had to pick one thing about Twellman that defined him I'd say it was his goal scoring ability. He was a great goal scorer. If he had a chance to score, he scored. You can't teach that, just ask David Trezeguet. It's unfortunate that his career had to come to an end the way it did.

The expansion draft came and went with the Revs not losing anyone. I was a bit surprised as I expected them to lose someone.

The Revs have changed their approach to finding a DP stating that they are now looking for players who will help on the field as opposed to helping both on the field and filling the seats. The team has even stated that they might sign two low range DP's. If they can find two DP's who can help the team win and improve the quality of play then more people will come to games. If you can field a team that plays solid soccer you're going to draw soccer fans.

Here's an interesting article with our old friend Jeff Larentowicz. So yeah, he pretty much buried the organization. I would've loved it if the Revs were able to keep him. He made $150,000 last year. For that amount of money the Revs should've kept him. We all know what type of player he is and what to expect from him. Not sure why the Revs didn't want him for that type of money.

Speaking of Larentowicz, he did win the MLS cup the other day. I thought the final was a very entertaining game. It was a fun game to watch. Not the best played game, but a good time, a solid game for a final.

I don't agree with the idea of having a home team for the final. I like having it played at a neutral ground and I think it should continue to be that way. However, I think the league is going to move away from that and have a home team every year going forward.

I don't like the idea of expanding the playoffs to 10 teams. I think it should stay at eight, at least for another year.

The World Cup sites will be chosen in the next few days. I don't support the Spain-Portugal bid. Spain shouldn't be co-hosting a World Cup, they are more than capable of hosting it by themselves. Portugal would only have 2 cities hosting the World Cup, they'd be Spain's little side kick. I don't like it. I think they actually have a good chance of getting it though.


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