LIVE BLOG: Rapids v. Sounders, U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal

Seattle Sounders 5, Colorado Rapids 0 (FINAL)

Final: The Sounders salute their fans. A wonderful day for Seattle soccer. Hopefully future MLS owners get ahold of this tape.

Final: It’s over. A beatdown of epic proportions. A minor-league USL First Division teams thrashes an MLS team 5-nil. I’m tag along with the actual reporters to get some quotes and stuff.

90th minute: The Sounders nearly net a sixth and have now outscored MLS teams 8-1 in the Open Cup. 5-0 tonight and 3-1 in the fourth round against Chivas USA.

87th minute: Does Seattle have an inspirational walk-on to fire the crowd up? Guess not.

85th minute: Sounders playing keep-away now, this one’s almost in the books.

80th minute: I don’t think I can jinx (sp?) it now. Seattle will host F.C. Dallas on September 4th — we have to wait that long? Oh well.

76th minute: I hear Bonds hit his 756th, which means this game will get no play in the media. Unfortunate.

72nd minute: We have to be nearing some sort of record. This is one to remember.

So is the MLS this bad? Granted Seattle is tied for first place, come on…

68th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOAL SEATTLE!!!!!!! 5-0! Are you joking me? The Frenchman on a breakaway, takes a touch past Ihemelu, the last defender, and beats three defenders down the field. Finishes it off with a toe-poke past Thornton.

Le Toux was named Player of the Round for his two-goal performance against Chivas U.S.A. I’m sure the MLS will be calling. Continue reading

Injury crisis at Chelsea?

After the Community Shield loss to Manchester United on penalities, Jose Mourinho addressed the injury crisis at Chelsea during  the postgame press conference and seemed to shrug off the issue a bit.
‘They played very well for me and I prefer to speak about them instead of the players not involved in the game.’

It appears that he realizes that there may be a bit of a scare going on with the Blues as of late. Mourinho knows that he cannot start yelling that the sky is falling at Stamford Bridge yet. But with John Terry, Didier Drogba, Claude Makelele, Salomon Kalou, Michael Ballack, Andriy Shevchenko, Wayne Bridge and Paolo Ferreira out of the squad, one might begin to wonder just what Mourinho is going to do. Ballack may not even be around this season as he still is rumored in a possible move to Real Madrid.

Are you ready to see Shaun Wright-Phillips attempting to net 20 goals this season? I know most Blues fans tremble at that thought, as well they should.

No matter how good your depth is, or where you can pull players from, if a good majority of your starting eleven are injured, you are in for a bit of a struggle.  Joe Cole is a good player, but is not the answer for Chelsea.

Chelsea need to start off well if they hope to dethrone Manchester United as champions, but also have the Champions League group phase which starts September 18th to worry about. Mourinho doesn’t seem to be worried about that.

“When the injured players are back, they are back. But I am ready to go, like I was today, ready to go to the fight with the boys who played today.”

I just don’t think Chelsea fans are so sure Jose, and neither am I.

La Liga Fantasy League..there is a God

For those of you like me who wish you were born in Spain, I found a La Liga fantasy league game.  I couldn’t be happier, but realized that it is MUCH easier to navigate and the site is much better if you do it in Spanish.

If you want info on the league, just go to the top of the site and click on La Liga and EPL Fantasy Leagues and check out how to do it.