United get’s a midseason report from Steven Goff at the Washington Post . There’s nothing that you haven’t already seen on BigSoccer but a good catch up if you haven’t been slacking off at work. Of late, United has been plagued by injury – first Eskandarian, now Moreno, Steven Guppy and Brian Namoff are all batting with injuries, some pretty severe. Besides Boswell, not other first-year rookie has stepped up or been given a real opportunity. We still get to see David Stokes making appearances and Brian Carolll – you had a good 2005 – starting over Clyde Simms. New England’s run of success this season is a testament to how much good drafts can help.
The first half of the MLS season is interesting only to see what teams and players are going to separate themselves from the rest. Its true that matches don’t have the same meaning and sense of urgency as later games when playoff positions are on the line. I’m not advocating for some Eurocrap idea like a single table, just telling it how it is.