Thursday, March 26, 2009

MLS Update

With the NHL season starting to wind down I thought I would start this feature up to spot light another professional sports league. Major League Soccer!

I still don't know why the United States is the only country that calls it soccer but that is a subject for another post (that probably will happen but anyway...).

So anyway, the season just started but here are the current standings.

Eastern Division

Chicago Fire
Toronto FC
New England Revolution
DC United
Columbus Crew
Kansas City Wizards
New York Red Bulls

Western Division

Seattle Sounders FC
Chivas USA
Los Angeles Galaxy
Houston Dynamo
Real Salt Lake
Colorado Rapids
San Jose Earthquakes
FC Dallas

By the way, for those that don't know. FC which you see in a few of the clubs names stands for "futbol club." Futbol, as you may or may not know, is what the rest of the world calls "soccer."

Find out more about
Major League Soccer here.

2 comments:

  1. The term "soccer" is of British origin NOT American. It's an English slang term from the early twentieth century. It is short for "Association Football" aka what is now called simply "football" in Britain ("soccer" meaning "association")... as in a player being an assoc'er or simply soccer player.

    Either way, it's a communist sport... they play for 5 hours and it's a 0-0 tie, then the fans riot and go home hungry hoping the next game will be better.

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  2. 5 hours?!? what games are you watching?

    they are only about 2 hours at most. they are supposed to be 90 minute games. 45 each half. okay maybe closer to 3 hours.

    apparently not a big futbol fan are you Red.

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