I dunno Andrew; I'm cautiously optimistic about David Luiz actually being good. I didn't see him play that much in Portugal...only in two or three big games that were on ESPN3. I'm seeing him more now since he's been with Chelsea, and he just had a good game vs Man City in which he scored the first goal in a 2-0 win. Tim Vickory warned on the BBC World Football Phone-In to "beware of a defender who looks better than he is." I haven't seen him face truly dangerous offenses enough to make a confident judgment of his defensive ability, but I'm liking what I'm seeing so far, and rooting for him.
Charlie Davies made a pretty good start to his MLS season, scoring a penalty and a 2nd goal from open play for DC United this weekend. I'm pretty pumped to see him next weekend at Gillette in the Revs' home opener. I'll root for DC this season because of him.
Anybody see this article on Boston.com? Man, I hope one of these is included in the season ticket package. There were decent games included last season, but personally I'd love to see Man United or Spain or the USMNT much more than Benfica or Cruzeiro. The USMNT would be my top choice if I could choose ANY non-MLS team to see at Gillette.
Season opener at LA tonight. Set your expectations low and you won't get hurt.