We are going to Oklahoma this coming weekend! We're coming for you Rayo OKC and Indy Eleven. Don Garber once again puts his foot in his mouth as MLS is apparently responsible for the rise of the Costa Rican national team. LA Galaxy hand RSL their first loss of the season and Minnesota United won against New York Cosmos. Jermaine Jones helps the Rapids defeat the Sounders and Dom Dwyer was denied a clear penalty in Sporting KC's loss to San Jose. We chat #prorelweek and Planet Lovetron.
Also, which is more likely? Don Garber listening to Prince? Or Prince in Heaven scrolling through blacked out games on MLS Live?
Is there life on Mars? The Flako chaps debate the space-time continuum and whether or not Colorado Rapids coach Pablo Mastroeni's Third Eye has opened. Todd interviews, albeit briefly, Graham Zusi, and then the guys talk MLS expansion, followed by a rundown of the weekends happenings.
* And by a real interview with Graham Zusi, we mean not really...but kind of.
Richard was surprisingly allowed to travel back to Colorado from Salt Lake City but the Colorado Rapids once again suffered a heartbreaking loss to their arch rivals. Charleston Battery revoked a newspapers credential, only to go back on that original decision after the USL President stepped in. The USWNT have a case in their fight for equal pay and Real Salt Lake are trying to discover the next true world class player by revamping their youth academy on the Wasatch Front. Finally, Nigel de Jong injured Darlington Nagbe and incited the wrath of not only Timbers fans, but USMNT fans as well.
Abby Wambach picked a horrible time to be arrested for a DUI as several United States Women's national team players filed a lawsuit against the USSF for wage discrimination. Regardless, she issued a classy apology. It was an up-and-down week for the United States national teams as the US U-23's fell to Colombia in Frisco while the senior squad made amends with a win in Columbus against Guatemala. A sparse crowd witnessed the Colorado Rapids win over Toronto FC at Dick's Sporting Goods Park and DC United are really struggling to open up the new MLS season. Finally, Rayo OKC opened their NASL season to a sellout crowd in Yukon, OK.