Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Revolinks - 11/14

Yesterday was the day that both MLS Cup teams provided representatives for a tele-press conference call (or something like that). Stevie Nicol, Shalrie Joseph, and Pat Noonan confirmed that Matt Reis indeed has a sense of humor. Compelling stuff. Houston's reps, Dominic Kinnear and Dwayne De Rosario, provided even less compelling answers to the series of inane questions provided by the soccer media. We'll know soccer has "made it" when there's real jerks in the media who ask tough, inappropriate questions. Until then, we'll have to live with the notion that most who cover soccer are good people who form a symbiotic relationship with the teams and leagues they cover due to the low level of coverage allotted by their publishers. Here's the links:

Boston Globe Just one goal has eluded Twellman
Boston Herald 4th time a charm?
ESPN Revs will feel at home at RFK Stadium
Cape Cod Times No DP, no problem for Revs
Soccer New England OPINION: Twellman, Revs Are Thing of Beauty
Associated Press 2006 MVP Ching doubtful for Dynamo for Sunday’s MLS Cup
The Canadian Press Canadians Onstad, De Rosario will play major roles in Sunday's MLS Cup
Houston Chronicle Ching doubtful but hopes he can play in MLS Cup
Dynamo dismiss award snubs Parkhurst: 100% Focused on MLS Cup
USA Today Revolution enjoy relaxed practice before title game with Houston Walsh: Designated for Success
Center Holds It Revs v. Dynamo: First Preview of Four (on the Way to Brainwashing); The ‘Keepers
RevsNet 2007 MLS Cup coverage: It's not 2006 anymore
Yahoo Sports Another banner season in New England?

Clown Of The Day

Today's CLOD goes to the new ownership group in Seattle for not really knowing how Barcelona is set up or how to mold a MLS franchise in that image, but taking a good five minutes out of the press conference to fumble through a convoluted business plan. They were also so bold as to go into the kind of tactics the team would employ. Attacking, of course!