Monday, November 15, 2010

Before I start the week o' jams, I just wanted to put these two lists in writing, so I can prove to myself that they look as ridiculous as they sound:

Champions League bound:
LA GAlexi
FC Dallas Burn
The Colorado Arsenal of Denver Fightin' Kroenkes
Seattle Glowsticks

SuperLiga bound:
MetroStars Red Bull New York
Columbus Who?
100% Real Sodium Lake
The Clash featuring Mick Jones

Wow.  That's teams 1,5,6 &7 going to the big show, and 2,3,4 &8 in the Mickey Mouse Cup?
Now . . ."I'm no journalist", so I won't do the obvious "Playoffs need to change" rant, but damn.  And to keep it funky, until about a month ago, I still thought SuperLiga was an arbitrary invitational tournament.  Did you know there's an actual qualification method for that shit?!  For real!  Better yet, did you know that the Canadian Federation is actually part of SuperLiga, too?  So if Toronto FC were ever good*, they would participate.  Well, for the first time ever, I'm actually going to watch and have legitimate interest in North America's often silly attempt at a UEFA Cup (or whatever it is they call that thing now).

* I know, I know, I know.  If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts . . .


Brian said...

I hate TFC and Canada as much as the next corn-fed, red-blooded American MLS fan but TFC usually qualifies for the CONCACAF Champions League through the Syrup Sucking Nutrilite Canuck Championship, so they wouldn't be playing in the Superliga anyway. Although they have somehow managed to fuck it up twice even though they're playing against Minor League opponents

Faux Fur and Soccer Shirts said...

Oh, man...don't get me started on TFC's free ride to the Champions League. Luckily, in the next few years, VAN and MTL are gonna put a stop to all that noise.