Entries by Jimmy Laroue

The Draw, Can the US Advance?

It’s as good as the US men’s national team could have expected for the World Cup draw, and no doubt, USA fans will trot out the “1950” chant, recalling the massive upset by the USA against England in that year.

The sages among us

  In an effort to track down whether any of us are sages or not (OK, none of us are, really), I put together a handy-dandy chart to take the current standings after three weeks of MLS play and match that to the predicitons the UnitedMania staff made prior to the start of the season.  […]

United to stay in RFK homeless shelter after PG County spurns team

It seems that, on their own, the county’s council listened to some of the concerns I had about a stadium, and added some of their own. I’ve been around too many issues like this to have gone into this an optimist (sorry Mike). And Martin’s comment about this was right on; bureaucracy can do in the best of a deal, and on the surface, I’m not sure if this was the best deal for all parties.

PG United?

Following a scuttled stadium deal at Poplar Point in the District of Columbia, DC United executives signaled their intentions Friday to move the team to Prince George’s County in Maryland and build a 24,000-seat stadium at a cost of $180 million to $195 million.