MFR Monday Breakdown

Monday, March 21, 2011 | View Comments
- Keith Hickey

Another MLS opening weekend has passed. And what a very good weekend for marquee signings. Hassli, Bravo, Davies, all scored two goals. I really hope David Beckham was watching.

Josh Wolff scoring and DC United winning? Hey, 2004 called. It's looking forward to seeing how Eddie Johnson's career turns out. And while we're on the subject of unrealistic expectations, my Fantasy team is proving that "Scrubs" isn't just a fantastic TV show currently in re-runs on Comedy Central.
Speaking of forecasting future performances, I'm not so sure that my prediction on the Unnamed Philadelphia Union Podcast (shameless plug alert) that Carlos Ruiz will score ten goals this year is looking so accurate. Little Fish is looking kinda big around the gills. And possibly dead, considering the amount of time he spent on the ground.

Well, at least I didn't pick the Sounders to win the MLS Cup, right? Right? Dammit. Okay, so it was against the two biggest payrolls in the league, they'll improve. It's not like they replaced a vastly experienced DP who scored 5 goals in 11 games with, say, a Toronto reject who scored two goals in 34 games last year, right?

Wow, they're screwed.

Opening games can be misleading, though. It's only the first week. Just because Chad Barrett and Dominic Oduro wasted great chances doesn't mean they're bad strikers. The fact that they're Chad Barrett and Dominic Oduro means they're bad strikers.

We can draw some conclusions though. Toronto FC continues their impressive run of being the worst Canadian team in MLS. New York will be fantastic in the window before Henry and Marquez get too old and Ream and Agudelo get sold to Europe. Houston may miss the playoffs in two consecutive seasons in two different conferences.

And I know I'm kinda late on this one, but Chivas USA got beaten by a player they should have sold their children to sign. I mean, your marketing strategy is to attract expatriate Chivas fans, and you let Omar Bravo sign for Kansas City? The existence of the Revolution is the only thing that keeps them from the title of "Worst run club in MLS."
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