March 20, 2010

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 12 comments

It's Christmas morning for soccer fans in the Greater NY Metropolitan Area. And this is our present.

posted by goddam at 10:53 AM on March 20

That looks awesome. You going?

posted by rcade at 11:09 AM on March 20

Neat. Hopefully more venues such as this can be built in America.

posted by bluemagpie at 02:10 PM on March 20

Best headline of the day.

Indians' Wood out with muscle strain

Sounds painful, and how'd the whole team get it???

posted by dviking at 03:16 PM on March 20

I may be the only person in the US watching Real Madrid-Sporting Gijon on ESPN right now, but that was a beautiful goal that just happened there to put Sporting up 1-0. At the Bernabeu, no less.

However, as I type this, Madrid equalize on a blatant handball by van der Vaart. That was the type of handball that both your grandmother and Howard Webb would have caught.

And edit: okay, that one was legit. Good gracious. Real 2-1 Sporting.

posted by boredom_08 at 04:12 PM on March 20

John Terry says its the refs' fault.

posted by owlhouse at 12:30 AM on March 21

That looks awesome. You going?

Yes, I went. Still can't believe that stadium is ours. I will post picture tomorrow.

posted by goddam at 02:01 AM on March 21

I may be the only person in the US watching Real Madrid-Sporting Gijon on ESPN right now

It was on in at least 2 bars in Portsmouth, NH yesterday, so you weren't completely alone.

posted by yerfatma at 10:42 AM on March 21

I was watching (having DVR'ed it) the A-League Grand Finals. Sydney FC on penalties, woot! (For the uninformed our puppy is named Sydney and when we get his pal in the next year or so the name will be Melbourne).

IAC, those two teams played pretty decent football, better for sure than most MLS games I've seen in recent years.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:13 AM on March 21

RBA is ridiculously awesome.

posted by goddam at 03:31 PM on March 21

Sydney FC on penalties, woot!

Thanks, we're pretty happy down here, too. I took the boy to the preliminary final last week against Wellington, but getting to Melbourne this weekend was beyond me, as I'd already gone down in January for the tennis.

Wasn't a great game, but effective, as Sydney managed to nullify Melbourne's playmakers. Did I mention that Kevin Muscat is a wanker?

posted by owlhouse at 07:46 PM on March 21

Muscat is entertaining for a neutral, owlie. Though I agree he'd do better to shut it. Archie Thompson going off in the 14th minute was killer for Melbourne, I think, but when Payne missed the sitter, well, PKs were clearly on the card.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:06 PM on March 22

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