Thursday, May 21, 2015

How does one say "pop the corks" in Armenian?

Pyunik ace Cesar Romero bagged the fast opener in last night's title-clinching 3-1 home win over Gandzasar. It was his 20th of the season (tying him for tops in the league with two games left) and 25th overall this term. Congrats, Cesar & Co.!!

- Greg Seltzer

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

More Alfredo Sauce

I will be back home from Africa late tonight, so that means goodie season opens in earnest tomorrow. But I can tell you that freshly-crowned 2.Bundesliga champs Ingolstadt are working hard on a contract extension for key man Alfredo Morales. His contract is set to expire at the end of June, but you can probably expect a resolution much sooner than that.

- Greg Seltzer

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Let me get this straight...

So smoldering Qatar can bribe their way into hosting the World Cup 2022 with a bunch of nonsense technological promises, move the tourney to winter, run the contruction of what essentially amounts to a city for the tourney on slave labor and now arrest journalists they invited to document the conditions experienced by those imported slaves without any repercussions whatsoever, but CONMEBOL may be stripped of a berth if FIFA thinks the sanctions handed to club side Boca Juniors over a single incident are not severe enough.

What in the proper f***? I have said it before and I will say it again: I will not cover or even watch a single minute of a World Cup held in Qatar in 2022. Hell to the no. I would ask how these people look in a mirror, but clearly they have no reflections.

- Greg Seltzer

Saturday, May 16, 2015

On Hold...

The lady and I are off to see the Sahara for a couple days, so I will be completely incommunicado. We will ride camels and everything, very exciting. I will be back late Monday night, and some goodies will soon enough follow. Until then: À bientôt from Morocco's Jemaa el-Fna!

- Greg Seltzer

Friday, May 15, 2015

Packing Away The Gloves

I could not find the perfect highlight video to cover the massive career of big Brad Friedel (or even one to encapsulate his monster World Cup 2002 campaign), so I went with a more recent collection of top saves and you can extrapolate the quality/quantity backwards in time from there.

And then, I had to include a Mean Tweets segment starring the retiring keeper, because he is such a great sport about it. Meanwhile, ESPN runs some numbers on a sterling 23-year career. Thanks for all the memories, Brad.

- Greg Seltzer

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Spec Check - Part Deux

Though he had some tempting interest from MLS, Jonathan Spector has agreed to a fresh two-year deal with Birmingham. Full MLSS report should be up shortly.

- Greg Seltzer