#5 - MLS Playoffs: We still don't know who is playing who, we do know that winning a conference is basically meaningless. We'll probably have a Western Conference team as the Eastern Conference champion for the second straight year and there is a good chance two of the best teams in the league will play in the first round. I've accepted that playoffs will be a part of our domestic league, but the system MLS is using to set up those playoffs is a complete mess.
#4 - Parity is a Fancee Word for Mediocrity: New York Red Bulls. 2008: MLS Cup Finalist. 2009: Last Place in the Eastern Conference. 2010: First Place in the Eastern Conference.
#3 - Simon Borg: It's so nice that MLSoccerSoccer.com compounds it's continued functionality issues by letting this moron write on their website. When he's not selling the Columbus Crew down the river, he's making a titanic stink about Oguchi Onyewu not talking to the media after the USMNT friendly in Philadelphia last week. I don't blame Gooch one bit for staying quiet. Would you want to answer questions from Borg? You half expect him to cut off your arm and install some weird device that makes you start saying "Resistance is Futile" over and over again.
#2 - Flying Liverpool: Need a pilot to fly your football team to Italy for a Europa League match? Who you gonna call? No. Not Ghostbusters. Don't run for the hills, just call Bruce Dickinson, the lead singer from Iron Maiden to fly you there. Apparently Bruce is a licensed pilot and since I expect the team is back in the village now, it's all good. No word if Liverpool landed at two minutes to midnight.
#1 - Wayne Rooney: You stupid immature bastard. As if cheating on your wife with a prostitute wasn't enough, you go and find a way to make yourself look even worse. A week of bitching and moaning, saying you are done at Manchester United and then on Friday morning, you sign a new five-year deal...with Manchester United? You've alienated the fans, pissed off your teammates, annoyed your manager and made yourself look even dumber...which honestly is impressive. Tell you what Wayne, shut the $!&% up and just play football, even though you're not very good at doing that anymore either.