Wednesday, March 23, 2011

MLS Week 1- Great Success!

The 2011 MLS Season is underway, and what a start it was. Here are some snippets from what is already being called the best opening week in MLS history:

- Charlie Davies, the once-promising forward for the USA National Team, made his first-team debut since the car crash that killed the driver of his car and came close to doing the same for Charlie. In the emotional game, Charlie scored 2 goals for DC United. I don't care what team you root for in the MLS, we're all rooting for Charlie Davies. 

- The Philadelphia Union won their first game of the season 1-0, beating the Houston Dynamo by virtue of an early goal by their talisman Danny Califf. New 'keeper Faryd Mondragon posted his first of many shutouts to come.

- The Portland Timbers, one of two expansion teams this season, failed to make a big impression on the pitch, losing 4-1 to Colorado. However, I've already been impressed by their intense fan base, bitter rivalry with Seattle, and some clever marketing.

- The other expansion franchise, the Vancouver Whitecaps, opened up their MLS history by beating up on their Canadian rivals Toronto FC 4-2. 

- Oh yeah, and there's that guy on trial with Sporting KC, he goes by Ochocinco or something. Heard of him?

To think, there was that much action this weekend and I didn't even mention the Galaxy or Red Bull. Looks like this is turning into a league we're going to be able to rely on for some sweet rivalries and an ever-improving brand of soccer. I'm looking forward to the coming season, but I shouldn't look past this weekend's home opener at PPL Park. Come On, The U!

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