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February 5, 2007

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY: 4 FEBRUARY 2007


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THE GOOD:
FC Dallas has started training camp! Opening day is closing in on us. Gracias a Dios. Speaking of the greatest team on earth (well, the Metroplex, anyway), they held a 40-player combine last week, trying to rustle up some otherwise neglected talent. Great idea, and great execution of the combine. This is a new deal for the team, and is a huge leap in professionalism and scouting. Also, GM Michael Hitchcock has taken it upon himself to start an FC Dallas Blog. Unlike a lot of teams, which would just fill it with PR department crap, Hitch and Coach Morrow actually pack the blog full of inside information and juicy tidbits that a hardcore soccernerd like myself just can’t get enough of. Bravo, gentlemen.

THE BAD:
Oguchi Onyewu was robbed, ROBBED I tell you, of a debut goal for Newcastle by none other than ol’ Charlie Blackmouth, his USMNT buddy. I saw the replay, and let me tell you, Gooch was only about three yards away from Carlos, and he drilled that ball right into his breadbasket. I’m guessing Bocanegra woke up Sunday with a little “swoosh” shaped welt on the inside of his thigh. Serves him right.

THE UGLY:
I heard there was some big football game on Sunday night, so I turned on CBS. Imagine my horror when I saw the players running around in spacesuits with some crazy pointy ball, and using their HANDS for cryin’ out loud. I wasn’t absolutely sure I wasn’t having a nightmare, because in the middle of it all I saw Prince playing guitar in the middle of the field, singing “Purple Rain”, and it was actually, like, in the rain. I need a vacation; I’m startin’ to lose it.

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