Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Starting Eleven Football Blog Roundup

Today’s tour around the football blogosphere has an MLS flavor with the start of America’s domestic championship around the corner. We also have an Eduardo update--or two.

Starting off, My Soccer Blog has the CONCACAF Champions Cup schedule. Two-time MLS champions Houston Dynamo are in the tournament, as is D.C. United. Houston opens in Guatemala against CSD Municipal while D.C. is in Jamaica against Harbour View. Both first-leg matches are March 12; second leg is March 18 and 19.

MLS Rumors has a few interesting tidbits: Oscar De La Hoya has some interest in buying the Houston Dynamo; Joao Pinto is not coming to MLS?; and a cool look at celebrities and their MLS teams.

Center Holds It is in a unique posting swap with The Colorado Rapids Offside where the two “objective” parties will be posting thoughts on each other’s teams on the others’ respective site. Center is a Columbus Crew buff.

Kartik at U.S. Soccerspot has an analysis post on whether the standard of MLS is really improving, or whether it’s league propaganda. He asks some interesting questions, especially around why MLS has fewer internationals from outside CONCACAF and why clubs fail internationally.

Gunnerblog, meanwhile, continues to look at the Eduardo tackle and injury. They have reports that Eduardo could be running within six months and make a full recovery in nine. Good news indeed. There are hundreds of comments on the injury and Martin Taylor’s tackle; most of which are healthy debate.

Finally, 101 Great Goals has a roundup of quotes, including a classy one from Eduardo. They also say the Dubai International Capital takeover of Liverpool will happen in March. Oliver Kay reports it.

1 comment:

The Manly Ferry said...

In all honesty, my relationship with the Columbus Crew can best be described as confused. I am, after all, only recently separated from New England. I like 'em, but, to borrow a tune and a thought, we've only just begun (sing it with me!).

So many feelings...so new...so powerful...