Archive for 05/23/12
“Guys and Balls.” “Eleven Men Out.” “Kick Off.”
Let’s admit it, they all kind of suck. And even if you do like them, they’re all films made abroad.
So I was immensely pleased to see the trailer for “Beyond the Team,” a documentary about the San Francisco Spikes who play in several Bay Area leagues and international tournaments:
It looks like a great documentary and I’m looking forward to hearing more about what seems to be the first American gay soccer film, and quite possibly the first good one.
(h/t to Shawn Francis at The Offside Rules)
The next team from the Pacific Northwest we focus on is the Seattle Sounders, who start off with five members of the senior team on the list, plus a great response from their Academy players as well.
Rookie Andrew Duran and veteran Brad Evans both joined via Twitter in January. Babayele Sodade joined in February and Eddie Johnson a few weeks ago. Roger Levesque participated in last year’s It Get’s Better video with other Seattle pro athetes. Thank you all so much.
Who will join them as a #soccerally. And if you’re the competitive Seattle type, will the response today outdo Portland’s? Help Tweet at the players below!
While I complain about referees with friends I’ve held my tongue on here, but Saturday was horrible – just horrible. The only calls I think they got right were the two yellow cards on Victor Palsson (really you were just a dumbass). Both penalties were questionable and I’m still trying to see the handball for the Montreal one and I’ve watched the call a good 10 times.
A win is a win but come on refs it needs to be better then that. On the positive side well we got to see Heath Pearce in New York jersey. (Yes, I have my new obsession. Sorry Solli) Also, finally Dane Richards is scoring this season. Clever Hans Backe said he wanted Lindpere and Richards to start producing and in the past 4 games the two have combined for 3 goals.
Come Wednesday night RBNY may have a new record winning streak. Right now the 5 wins in a row is tied for the longest streak in NY history that was last achieved in 2003 and it’s Chivas USA at home so it could be a win but I’m expecting Juan Pablo Angel to spoil that party. On a side note, anyone at RBA for the game should only applaud JPA as he is and will always a be a NYRB/MetroStars Legend! He should receive a hero’s welcome even though he will be in a Chivas USA kit.
Let’s go for 6 before the international break/Open Cup!