As a recovering Floridian, I know more than a little about hurricanes. These jokers do not eff around. There are still Jimmy Buffett fans down in Homestead still waiting for their power to come back on after Andrew smashed his way through in 1992.
In the decade previous, Charley, Frances, Jeanne, and Ivan all forced my school district to give us a few days off, as my high school was a designated special needs shelter. But here's the thing about those Hurricane Days-- when your electricity is knocked out, missing school is torturous. All you've got is dank, stale air and the constant threat of candle wax burning the piss out of your tender teenage skin.
So, then. Please, Joaquin, do not force Major League Soccer to cancel tonight's game (although that may be the only way to put United's stunning losing streak on hold).
Hell, RFK Stadium is miserable enough as it is. As Silky Johnson famously said: "It's bombed out and depleted," much like Afghanistan.
So let's soccer.
THIS IS THE WEEK THAT WAS
It's been another smashing week at Hudson River Blue! We sang the praises of some unlikely heroes, laid out precarious playoff qualification scenarios, and let Kansas City fever wash over us on consecutive nights. Here's what you ought not miss:
- The Boys in Blue stayed alive with a deserved road win against West-leading Vancouver.
- Super Saunders was nominated for MLS Save of the Week for the seven thousandth time, and Frank Lampard ("Dank Frank") earned his very first MLS Goal of the Week nom.
- Following three wins on the trot, we laid out NYCFC's still-extant path to the playoffs.
- We declared R.J. Allen and Ned Grabavoy to be -- and this is a technical term -- "not terrible." (Allen retweeted it, so he's clearly not against that particular choice of words.)
HERE IS A VIDEO OF SAUNDERS DOING SAUNDERS THINGS
OUT: Chris Korb (right ACL)
DOUBTFUL: Davy Arnaud (concussion syptoms)
New York City:
OUT: Shay Facey (knee strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Andoni Iraola (right calf strain)