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Reader Note

  • I’m heading out on the road for a few weeks. Take Me Out to the Ballgame will get posted, but not much else until I return. Thanks to all of you that take the time to visit OLR.

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Everybody’s Doing It – A List at New Year’s Time

What the hell. Everyone’s doing it … end of year lists. Best this, worst that. So why not post my own.

My Favorite Players

  • Ryan Giggs
  • Carlos Puyol
  • Andrea Pirlo
  • Clarence Seedorf
  • Ricardo Kaka
  • Claudio Reyna
  • Ronaldinho

My Favorite MLS Game Announcer

  • Arlo White

My Rule Change

  • No substitutions after the 86th minute

I enjoy reading …

  • Steve Davis
  • J Hutcherson( US Soccer Players)
  • Kyle McCarthy
  • Bill Archer
  • Drew Epperly(WV Hooligan)
  • Tom Dunmore

Issues of Concern

  • Pervasive Match Fixing
  • Unbridled salary spending in Europe

Best Things to Happen to MLS Since I began Following(2004)

  • David Beckham
  • Seattle Sounders


Happy New Year to All!


The Dark Side

Feeling a bit punk today, so in keeping with my mood, a few stories from the dark side.


An Assortment from the Soccer Buffet

Starter Fun

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The Business of Soccer

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Pics from Crew v Dynamo Preseason Scrimmage

Pics from Crew v Dynamo Preseason Scrimmage

Pics from Rapids Reserves v US U-18’s

Pics from Rapids Reserves v US U-18’s

Pics from Sporting KC v Dynamo Preseason Scrimmage

Pics from Sporting KC v Dynamo Preseason Scrimmage


Developing Players

USA and the Young Ones

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England and the Young Ones


A Little of This and That

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MLS

Points Earned Percentage 2000-2010
Pts Pts Avail Pts % Seasons
 Miami  94   174   54.02%   2 
 Seattle  95   180   52.78%   2 
 SJ/HOU  502   990   50.71%   11 
 Chicago  496   993   49.95%   11 
 Los Angeles  485   990   48.99%   11 
 Columbus  472   990   47.68%   11 
 New England  462   993   46.53%   11 
 Kansas City  457   993   46.02%   11 
 Metrostars/RedBull  453   990   45.76%   11 
 Dallas  452   990   45.66%   11 
 Colorado  435   990   43.94%   11 
 D.C. United  432   990   43.64%   11 
 Chivas USA  230   552   41.67%   6 
 San Jose  109   270   40.37%   3 
 Real Salt Lake  222   552   40.22%   6 
 Tampa Bay  66   177   37.29%   2 
 Toronto FC  134   360   37.22%   4 
 Philadelphia  31   90   34.44%   1 

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