Anyone else have the same feeling? Constantly craving? Checking sites like ESPN for news only to realize that there's absolutely NOTHING going on right now?
After the month long orgiastic spectacle in South Africa, we have to content ourselves with MLS or news that James Milner wants to move to Man City. Be still my beating heart.
The European leagues haven't started yet and though some of the top clubs have started their preseason tours, those matches just aren't that exciting this year particularly because stars from the World Cup are taking breaks.
Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fact that I'm forced to watch not just any MLS soccer, but the worst soccer in MLS. On top of that, this weekend DC United plays Portsmouth, the worst team in the EPL last season, now playing in the Championship.
I guess this gives us a different look at gauging where an MLS side compares to an English side, whereas usually you're gauging the MLS team against a good team in its preseason rather than a poor one (literally).
Can DC United put on a respectable performance? You'd think so. DC isn't getting blown away, which maybe is what makes them harder and harder to watch. Not that it's agonizing in a heartbreaking way. It's that I know the hammer blow is coming after watching DC unable to create anything offensively and miss the chances it does create. It's only a matter of time before the loss comes, almost pre-determined. And these are home matches I'm talking about.
Shouldn't a team with a bright US prospect (Chris Party Boy Pontius), a 17 year old rookie that has the entire league buzzing (Andy Najar), and good/solid veterans (Troy Perkins, Jaime Moreno, Clyde Simms) be better than 3-11-3 in MLS play?
I suppose it could be worse. I could be watching the games in a dilapidated sinkhole of a stadium... oh wait. If anything I'm at least taking heart in the fact that the NY Red Bulls are creating the Easiest Team to Hate or Super Evil Friends (take your pick) by first signing the Hand of Gaul and now chasing after the Mexican Red Card Stomp maestro Rafa Marquez.
I may not have much to root for, but at least I'll have something to root against.