Linkatharsis: the soccer edition
Too much going on in soccer and not enough time to comment, with the European seasonss kicking off, Dallas opening its stadium while the MetroStars announce theirs in Harrison, NJ.
I'm pretty excited about the last little bit of news, actually. Not only will the Metros have a place built just for them instead of an empty football stadium, I'll have a soccer stadium that I can get to with just a 15 minute train ride from 14th St. You know, I'd love to do the good soccer fan thing and support my local team but I have to admit, when I have to make multiple transfers and hours getting across to river to a stadium that isn't all that welcoming, it's just not worth it sometimes. Sure, a true fan should put up with a little nuisance to support his team, but fandom should be a two-way street, no matter what Nick Hornby tells you. And to me, East Rutherford, NJ feels as distant and foreign as Cardiff or Sarajevo.
Also, check Jim's nice little run down of soccer-specific MLS stadiums.
Would love to see him play in one more World Cup, especially after the disappointment of 2002.
The fans were escorted by police as they sang 'I hope Glazer dies' and scuffles broke out as they stopped outside the main entrance. "
Following one contentious exchange between a referee and Wayne Rooney, the Manchester United star was sent to anger management classes after he used 10 obscenities in 60 seconds.
Haven't been this excited/nervous about the beginning of the English season in quite some time.