Today was an amazing day. Vancouver Whitecaps FC had their inaugural match as a newly promoted side to Major League Soccer. Furthermore, they faced their Canadian rivals Toronto FC… and DESTROYED them 4 – 2 in a high energy and physical game. The sun was out and Empire Stadium rang with the cheers (and stomps!) of Whitecaps fans old and new. It was a whole other experience when compared to the matches I attended at Swangard last year.

At 11 this morning I went to Oscar’s to prepare for the match with my fellow Southsiders. We ate, drank, sang and then marched to the pitch. I was seated a bit aways from the rest in the grandstand, seven rows from the touchline. I took some photo and video of the event, but they will never capture the experience of the Whitecaps first victory in the major leagues (and a derby to boot!).

I would love Stojkovic to be my successor, there are a hundred reasons for that. Our ideas are the same and we both strive for perfect football. I knew he was going to have teams playing attacking football with many passes. He has done that, showing he will be a great coach.I told him that if he could transmit his football imagination to his players he would fly high.

Arsene Wenger Wants Dragan Stojkovic To Replace Him

As a Grampus supporter this is cool. Great recognition. But as a Spurs supporter… I don’t want Pixy to become a Gooner.

ESPN 2010 FIFA for iPhone

cameronmoll:

Just 10 days until the first game. ESPN’s app is a fairly solid experience for tracking scores, news, schedules, and the like. The New York Times reviewed several other apps, some of which also run on BlackBerry and Android.

… And for iPad? There’s very little available, which is a shame—imagine having an MLB for iPad-like app for the FIFA World Cup.

I was looking around for an iPhone app to track groups and scores and this might just be the thing.

ESPN 2010 FIFA for iPhone