Archive for June, 2011

 

By Evan Ream

 

DC United traded Dax McCarty straight up for Dwayne De Rosario, and I’m not really sure how to feel about it. DC started the year with a promising youth movement that included Dejan Jakovic (25 years old), Charlie Davies (25), Jed Zayner (26), Chris Pontius (24), Andy Najar (18), Dax McCarty (24), Ethan White (20), Bill Hamid (20), Chris Korb (23), Perry Kitchen (19), Santino Quaranta (26), and Conor Shanosky (19). All of these players looked to be promising contributors for the next 4-5 years at the very least. Many DC fans such as myself were excited that, while this year might not be the year to win anything, DC could build with all these young players and do something in the next three to four years, possibly become a dominant team. Then DC gave up on their 24-year-old captain and midfield fulcrum to acquire a 33-year-old player in the final year of his contract.

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By Evan Ream and Russell Jordan

 

On Saturday, four other American Outlaws and us attended the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final between USA and Mexico at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. If you are reading this, you have probably already heard of the details of what happened, but if you haven’t here is a link to our original post. Please read this if you haven’t as there are many controversial issues brought up in it that we feel need to come to light in order to help soccer in America improve.

 

When we returned from the trip after seeing the injustices that occurred during the game and the obvious security issues, I encouraged Russell (the most outspoken member of our group) to say something that hopefully a few people would notice so that the issue could come to light. After voicing his displeasures on Twitter, Russell was asked by US Soccer to write a note to them explaining what happened. Russell’s now famous note started as a Facebook post, but we ended up posting it to our blog so that people who weren’t his friend on Facebook could have their say in the matter.

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By Matt Ream

 

In the buildup to the Gold Cup final on Saturday, I was attending a wedding instead of tailgating at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California with my brother and friends. I was nowhere near a television so I was forced to use my phone as a way to stay updated on the pre game coverage. I almost constantly checked Facebook and Twitter, and texted my brother multiple times to figure out what was going on.

 

Among other things was the news that a Mexican fan had thrown a full and unopened bottle of Bud Light destined for the back of my brother’s head while he was engaged in a beer pong game, only to be thwarted by the quick reflexes of a nearby member of the American Outlaws, who managed to deflect it into my brother’s back. Maybe it was a good thing I was not there, as I could have been one of over 20 people arrested (surprisingly only a small amount of people were arrested at the game last night, apparently throwing beer bottles and other things into crowds before and during the game isn’t a crime), likely for confronting the asshole who did that. It really never changes – Mexican fans always seem to behave in the same inappropriate and disrespectful manner toward US supporters and the US national team.

 

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gold_cup_2011By Evan Ream

 

Ever since the Gold Cup ended, I have been waiting for CONCACAF or FIFA or whoever to release a Best XI; for whatever reason I love them. Unfortunately, none has come and none seem to be forthcoming so I have decided to make my own in a standard 4-4-2 formation. Here are my picks:

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By TSL Staff

 

Even though the result of the match SUCKED ASS, AO Davis and TSL (minus Jamaal, that loser who did not attend) had a great time supporting the US. Here is our trip documentation, from the road trip down to Los Angeles, to the delicious pancake puppies that tried to make up for the US’ loss.

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By Russell Jordan

I was asked on Twitter to send my story to this email, so here it is. My Twitter handle is @RussaldoAO.

My name is Russell Jordan; I am the president and founder of the American Outlaws Davis chapter. Myself and seven other American Outlaws Davis members made the drive from Davis to Pasadena for the Gold Cup Final this past Saturday. (more…)

Current Year’s Record
Evan: 57-82
Kyle: 54-85
Nick: 46-93
Will: 52-87

NY at SEA
HOU at DCU LA at SJ Chivas at PHI POR at FCD VAN at SKC TFC at RSL NY at CHI
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Kyle
SEA DRAW LA PHI FCD SKC RSL NY
Nick
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Will
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NE at SEA COL at CLB VAN at TFC
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Kyle SEA CLB DRAW
Nick SEA CLB VAN
Will SEA DRAW DRAW

 

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