and the funny thing about Kiper; is he is far from either the most knowledgeable
OR the best at it.He is another Tom Lemming of niche sports. Totally
over-rated but somehow considered a fixture due to longevity.With
that said; good luck to Stanley Havili and other Utah (the state) based players.
We look forward to following your careers at the pinnacle of your sport for many
years to come.
It appears that this story on Real Salt Lake is a "real big deal".
Landon Donovan gave U.S. soccer a "pat on the rump". This Real Salt
Lake story sends it up one more notch. Here in St. Louis, once the "soccer
capital" of the U.S., soccer is dying. It is good to know that in other
areas of the country that things seem to be "picking up". Stan
Kroenke (Walmart) who owns the Rams and Nuggets, just bought controlling
interest in Arsenal. I am quite sure that there is a connection on taking U.S.
soccer "up the ladder".
There needs to be an appeals process in soccer. The call against beckerman will
have a huge impact on wednesdays game. Why can't Concacaf just look at the
replay and downgrade it from a yellow card to a foul? It would be very easy.
@ Association FootballThe call can be appealed. However nothing is
guaranteed and it would definitely not even be considered till after the final
match. So there would be no real point in pursuing that. Kyle missed
6(?) games last season on injury and they still played great. It's more sad that
he worked so hard to get to this point then has to sit and watch it come to
I like the yellow card rule. I believe one of the reasons RSL tied the match
was directly related to the Monterrey coach subbing out two top players (who
also had previous yellow cards same as Beckerman), including the goal scorer,
right after his team went up 1-0. Perhaps he figured he could protect his guys
and keep RSL off the board. This obviously backfired, but his top stars are at
least eligible for this week's match.