Thursday, September 24, 2009

News Watch: Soccer Photography, More Good News for US Soccer, MLS grows with ESPN Deportes, and Go USA Bid's Boost

A few Ameri-centric soccer posts working their way around the Inter-Web-O-Sphere:

* Soccer in America - A Photographic Journey

This is great stuff. The FBM sent in one of our pictures from a recent Austin Aztex game and it was there first picture in the feature! Some of the other ones have been pretty good as well (I'm thinking the Tony Danza Army). This is a great way to document the growing influence American soccer has on each of our lives. Check out all the photos in their growing archive. Send in your own if you have any, too.

"Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!" (The Dispatch was on our shit list for their bad mouthing of our man, Frankie Hejduk). Now all is well again with last week's feature on the growth of the game in the U.S. including wise words from Mr. Hejduk.

* ESPN reports "significant growth" of Major League Soccer on Deportes

'Nuf said. This is good news as any upward moving for MLS tells the suits in Bristol, Conn. to hold on to their undies because soccer in growing in American. Pull the cameras out of the national jump roping competition and rock, paper, scissor playoffs; there's a new sheriff in town. (Notice how even after we said "nuf said" we still rambled? We have a bad habit of doing that.)


* Go USA Bid gets boost from Seattle Sounder's owner Drew Carey on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson:

Tried to check and see if the sticker was still on Craig's desk later. Results: inconclusive. And when I said "tried to check" I didn't actually because 1) I don't have a TV (pirated Internet streams!) and 2) I would never stay up late enough to catch such hilarity.

Did we mention that Carey "tweeted" us and said he wanted to do a FBM event sometime? No? Well he did. Seriously.

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