The D&C is firing up the Rhinos coverage, the Rhinos staff are working like crazy, thousands of people have their lovely new season tickets, Danny Earls is signed and expected in town in a couple of weeks, and Bo Bice is getting ready to entertain the fans.
Now if only the weather man would cooperate.........
Honestly, I'm a lot more excited about what's going on off the field (heck, I'm excited that there will BE a season!). But, I am really hoping that getting back home helps kickstart the team and doesn't just create more pressure that just makes things worse.
So, get your ponchos ready as the re-opening of PAETEC Park may just see weather that is very much like what we saw at the stadium's original opening!
News & Notes:
- US Soccer.com has some more videos from the USWNT's 6-0 win over Canada and Abby & crew's visit to the Today Show.
- Look who's jersey is in the DC United V-Dub garage!
- I can't believe that there are only 714 reasons to love Ben Olsen......
- Speaking of injury riddled DC United players, Josh Gros is helping out Peter Nowak as an assistant with the U-23 MNT.
- US Soccer.com has another podcast interview with Dave Sarachan up now.
- The Herald News has the story of how high a price MLS may be putting on Jozy Altidore.
- Will Beckham leaving create a vacuum that sucks down MLS? Somehow, I doubt it.
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