Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Eeek, there's a girl in the blog News

Hi all, Andrea Canales here. I feel a bit like I'm in a cathedral of sorts. Bruce isn't a stuffy person at all, but DuNord is hallowed ground. It's a little plot of the soccer Internet universe that brucio has tended for years, making it unique, insightful and incredibly comprehensive. It's a futbol garden in full bloom and I'm here trying not to bump into anything for a day.
Let me just say I don't know how Bruce does it, such good work here and a job elsewhere. I share a blog with Luis Bueno, Sideline Views. Since I'm also employed elsewhere, I just usually post whatever random stuff I can from time to time there. Playing Bruce for a day was tiring and I respect him more than ever. Have a great vacation, Bruce!

U.S v Spain
Bouncing back
Getting it right
More preview
Iniesta out
The USMNT blog

Stay to support
Injured players a cloud?
Ballack! I met Ballack when he first signed with Chelsea and came to train in LA. Nice guy. What struck me was that he seemed kind of shy. I asked him about Klinsmann, though, and he lit up. Klinsy was definitely popular with the German players.
Even if you're not English, this might help you choose a team
Beeb Euro page
Soccernet Euro page

Boo, hiss, Jerk Warner
I was covering the u17 World Cup in Peru when I ran into Warner. He stepped into the Marriot elevator I was in. "You're Jack Warner!" I said, grabbing my ever-ready recorder. "Mr. Warner, could I ask a couple of questions?" He looked unhappily at me and said coldly, "These floors are off limits to press." I looked around. We were in the elevator, descending to the lobby. Or so I thought. He pushed a button and got off at the next floor.
More JW crap
Wait until 2022
Trustworthy? As if

Canada ego boost
Big ego boost
Boyz back in action
US, Mexico, England bid
Mexico and Sven
Mexico's Maxi nightmare

Columbus Crew
Crowd controversy covered

New England Revs
Scary scene for Kenny

Chicago Fire
Bring Brian! But honestly, is there a team in MLS that needs McBride less than the one he wants to join? Weird paradox.
No dirty running for Blanco

Oh, when will players like us?
Actually, I can inform RJ right now that one factor keeping Toronto from bringing Tomasz Radzinski home to Canada from Greece is the artificial surface of BMO field. Ante Jazic told me Radz is adamant that it's bad for athletes. Radz might join Canada's next MLS team, though, if they play on grass.

Kansas City Wizards
Lance Watson, former Lobo! Some game was also apparently played.
More on that game

New York Red Bull
No actual soccer knowledge needed
Reinforcement welcome

DC United
Prince woos United

Houston Dynamo
All the right moves
Spittin' image of a suspension for Eddie Robinson
Dynamic garage sale
White House history
John "Fire didn't offer enough fuel to stoke my fire" Spencer

Los Angeles Galaxy
Tuesday was an Open Cup game! Oh, nevermind. But compare Ruud in that photo to this.
OGDB tells Ronny to Stay Puft
OGDB wants to play WC again
He sells shirts - and MLS gets blamed for Wembley fiasco

Chivas USA
Where Sigi likes to eat - I'm guessing he took the team to Alpine Village, but I'm not sure.
Dream a little dream

Colorado Rapids
Everton Upcoming
The Scot - one of Colorado's local sports announcers even referenced Braveheart after a McManus clip of postgame comments

SJ Earthquakes
Norwich versus SJ

Real Salt Lake
Moving on I've had this argument with others before - that LA is the only MLS franchise to make a profit, and RSL's president supports my point. That's not to say that other organizations aren't closer to profitability than before, but the league as a whole isn't a moneymaker, by far.
Real realistic
Xangos on the loose in summertime
Not really Real-related, but can I just say how much I hope Paxti goes pro one day? The announcing calls would be priceless - "Shortsleeve save!"

FC Dallas
Denial of interest? Interesting interpretation.
Bothering Burse
All things FC

MISL dies
could futsal replace it?
Herculez Gomez is the last player I know of who moved from MISL to MLS - does anyone know of any other recent arrivals? Obviously, Preki was legendary in the genre. The MISL folding also affects Jamar Beasley, DaMarcus' brother, who plays for Detroit.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the hard work, Andrea! (and everyone else)...

12:57 PM  
Anonymous jamesey said...

Agoos and Doyle played in MISL

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Current Quakes forward Ryan Johnson played for the MISL NJ Ironmen earlier in the year.

11:22 AM  
Blogger A.C. said...

Johnson would be it, it seems, for the most recent acquisition. I got an email about the fact that Alex Zotinca also came into the league via the MISL, but that was back in 2003. Herculez played for the San Diego Soccers just before he joined the Galaxy (for the second time) in 2005, so Johnson beats him as a more recent arrival.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm glad to see that a college dropout such as yourself can still make it big in journalism---congratulations !

12:44 PM  
Blogger A.C. said...

I seriously doubt occasional freelance work counts as making it big anywhere, but you're wrong about me dropping out. I completed two degrees, actually. Congratulations on your big scoop.

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You completed two college degrees ?
Yeah, right.
What are they, and from which schools ?

By the way, a certification from the Norwalk Beauty Academy doesn't count !

1:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrea Canales isn't a college graduate.

11:52 AM  
Blogger A.C. said...

It's funny you mention a beauty academy - I'm pretty notorious for not having much clue as to what to do with make-up, and my hair is almost always tied back because I hate to fuss with it. Whatever, though. I didn't finish college. Luis Bueno is really fat. Knock yourself out with the things you want to believe.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I know you didn't finish college.

That's exactly why you won't go on record claiming an alma mater and a specific degree.

2:59 PM  
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