"I am the very model of a modern major general ..." I think I just ordered Bowflex. Jason Kreis interview. (Thank you, TiVo.) A bunch of quick picks from both teams. Chivas: Matt Taylorez, Craig Ziadiez, Jamil Walkerez. RSL: Chris Brown, Matt Behncke, Rusty Pierce.
Dave Checketts interview. Dang, the guy is smooth. He's seen it all when it comes to pro sports. He had the funniest comment of the entire MLS Cup weekend when he told Paul Gardner of "Soccer America" during a press conference that Gardner's question was "kid stuff." Awesome.
I can't feel my fingers.
The final two picks. Chivas: Thiago Martins, Jeff Stewart. RSL: Kevin Ara, Jeff Stewart. Little-known fact, Normie, that Jeff Stewart speaks Spanish, though I hear he speaks it with one of those Castilian lisps, which is going to get him beaten up when he makes promotional appearances in East L.A. OK, that's not true, either. I don't even know who Jeff Stewart is. Secondly, what's the deal with Wynalda's big "you gotta be happy for this kid" shout-out to Kevin Ara just because Ara went to Harvard? What, what does he think most Ivy Leaguers can't even run?
And after all that, I need a drink.
Greg Lalas played for the Tampa Bay Mutiny and the New England Revolution in 1996 and 1997. Send an e-mail to Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Views and opinions expressed in this column are the author's, and not necessarily those of Major League Soccer or its clubs.