|He knows what time it is.|
[NOTE: Linking policy: I’m going to limit my linking in these things to the recaps to each of the games; MLSSoccer.com’s recaps are pretty thorough, easy to navigate, so if I you muck around in those things, you'll find most of what you need.]
Look into my eyes…Major League Soccer Week 30 (31? It was 30, right? Shit! Breaking the spell!) Look into my eyes….MLS Week 30 never happened, MLS Week 30 never happened, MLS Week 30 never…hap….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………
Wow! Time to dive back into the hot MLS action after that short break for [Re-Education.] [Cheery picture of Dear Leader.] [Re-Education.]. Hi, friends!! MLS Week 31 kicked off early, just the way we like it!! There were just four games to clock Wednesday night. I’ll pick through the highlights in the next couple paragraphs, but there’s only one real reason this post’s going up at all: something triggered my Darlington Nagbe obsession. I tucked that at the end, everything in its time, and so on.
OK, proceeding now, per the proper procedures, here are some things you should know from this week’s games! And, apologies, I don’t mean to dissent, but, in the interest of the party, I feel compelled to point out that, every so often, MLS Live repeats segments. Actually, it’s once every game. And yet, I am ever so thankful for everything! Long live Dear Leader Garber!!! (Ugh, can’t keep that bit up. Sorry.)
Wednesday night was all about the Eastern Conference, what with six Eastern teams vying across four games. The games all mattered, though how much depended quite a bit on where one lives. Put another way, in the normal course of events, a guy couldn’t give a shit about the Chicago Fire visiting the Seattle Sounders. Lord knows the teams didn’t do much to keep neutral tuned in. Even the goddamn goal was predictable. And yet, here we are Portland Timbers fans, checking the rearview. Where a most unwelcome sight looms into view.