Saturday, March 15, 2014

On like a Jambon #1

The first big attention-grabber of the MLS season happens today at 430 ET. There will be enough storylines available to choke an editor (not that I would ever dream of such a thing). And this means it will be my first full MLS watch of the year. I am pretty amped up for it, too.














- Greg Seltzer

8 comments:

dikranovich said...

It was just a simple shoulder to shoulder challenge, but Bradley absorbed a hard shot from deuce, and then one of juniors teammates was right there to deliver a blow to Dempsey. It's the way people want to play with Bradley. He really should be the captain over deuce. And it would probably be better for both of them, and all of us.

dikranovich said...

Generalissimo is huge in the first half an hour. He does not even need to touch the ball to affect the play, or to allow his team to even score a goal, which they have two of already.

Defoe is going to be a monster In MLS, when he is healthy.

dikranovich said...

Chalk one up for the captain.

dikranovich said...

Anyone else listening to Tim Howard doing this Man U v Liverpool? He is good!!! Very good and informative. It should be required listening for all US fans

Matt said...

The Toronto - Seattle game was as entertaining a game as one could hope to see in MLS, or any other league.

As was said in that Deadspin piece last week, I'd watch that over Stoke vs. West Ham any day of the week.

Defoe is going to score a lot of goals in MLS.

Tony M said...

I went to my first Seattle game Saturday (followed by my first Portland game Sunday - WHAT A WEEKEND!!) In ANy case, watching Bradley, hwo I already consider our most important player, I was beside myself about how good he is. It was astounding to watch him absolute crush guys with tackles and then make the more precise passes in the attack. He may already be the best player in the leauge.

As for Defoe, he is terrific, but he got two clear chances because Marshall and Troure are not used to playing together. They ruthlessly exploited two breakdowns, but I'm not sure I would assume he is going to score 30 goals based on that game. He may, of ocurse, but I expect teams to key on him more. The next few games will be interesting.

dikranovich said...

Tony M. Can you compare the two atmospheres ? Inside and outside of each venue.

Tony M said...

The atmosphere outside in Seattle was better, parttly because they have more space and the route for the march to the Match. Inside is great as well, but the fact that Portland is more enclosed and the supporters section a propotionally larger part of the corwd, makes Portland's inside atmosphere better.

The Portland game was better from a home van perspective, which may have helped. Both were fantastic, although I'm tipping toward Portland as the bestter of the two.