Saturday, May 09, 2009

This blog has been pretty awful since Brucio abandoned us. But a few things are on my mind.

1. After suffering an opening season loss, Bunky County has responded with two consecutive victories. Granted, one was a forfeit. But I'm pretty sure our sweet new kits are responsible for the fine run of form:

(If anyone would like one of these rare shirts, I've got a few left. Cost: $13. Shoot me an email: pdemko @

2. Mo Edu made his Old Firm debut this morning for Rangers. The squad won 1-0 to go top of the table with three games to go. So how'd Mo do? Take it away Rangers' boss Walter Smith:

"Maurice did well too. I'm sure he'll remember his Old Firm debut because he got clubbed a couple of times. That will no doubt be a nice memory for him.

"He's still got a bit to learn. He has been thrown in at the end of a season that I thought he'd play a bit-part in and has done really well.

"Mo has been asked to play regularly in the last half-dozen games or so and he has fitted into the team."

3. The Red Bulls were simply fantastic last night in their 4-1 pasting of San Jose. All of King Juan Carlos Osorio's foreign imports seem to be finally be paying dividends.

Carlos Johnson finally made it through an entire game without getting a red card and looks like he'll be a nice threat bombing forward from the back.

Albert Celades showed flashes of why he once suited up for Barcelona and Real Madrid. His composure on the ball seemed to have a calming influence on the rest of the team. And his ball over the top to Macoumba Kandji to set up the third goal was just sublime.

Speaking of Big Mac -- he was incredible. He terrorized the San Jose defenders all night long. At one point in the first half he breezed past Nick Garcia with such ease that I had to avert my eyes out of embarassment for the old war horse. Kandji's work rate throughout the game was astonishing. Doesn't he remind you just a little of a guy by the name of Adebayor?

Granted it's just one game. And San Jose was absolutely putrid. But New York is going to be a very difficult team to play.