Apr 22, 2022
Apr 18, 2022
I’ve been manning the controls at Sota Soccer for awhile. Here’s some links to everything I wrote before and after MNUFC’s weekend win against Colorado:
- With so much negativity around the squad after two consecutive losses, I went contrarian, and wrote about the positives this year.
- I previewed the match and somehow it ran to 1,200 words.
- After the Loons won 3-1, I examined several reasons why they suddenly looked good, and scored three goals.
Apr 7, 2022
Apr 5, 2022
Apr 5, 2022
I went to both the MNUFC and MNUFC2 games this weekend, and I’ve been thinking more about the MNUFC2 game than the first-team game. Part of this is because there’s only so much I can say about the Seattle Sounders, things like “how is it even possible this lineup is salary-cap compliant” and “imho they should just kick the Sounders out of the league and make it better for everyone else.” But also, I’m just fascinated by the brand-new second team, and how it’s a group of players that are trying to win games together, even though individually they might not have the same goals.
Apr 3, 2022
Barely 14 hours after leaving Allianz Field, I was back on Sunday afternoon, to see the dawn of the MNUFC2 era, and the first MLS NEXT PRO game for the Doubloons. Of course, I wanted to see any number of Loons players, but mostly I was there for one thing: to find out what these games were going to feel like.
Apr 2, 2022
Nine losses in eleven games.
Mar 28, 2022
Mar 13, 2022
It’s hard for MNUFC fans not to feel a little bit giddy after the Loons stole three points from New York on Sunday.
Mar 11, 2022
I’ve been observing Adrian Heath’s press conferences for a while now. I get the strong sense that the MNUFC manager always knows what he’s after, in communicating through these situations. He comes across as frustrated sometimes, or pleased, but not always when you’d expect him to be. He also never, ever lambastes players in the media, and will tell you straight out that he won’t criticize players in that way.