As most everyone knows, the Women's Water Polo season is only 6 months away. Coming off last season's 32-9 record ended by a loss to Cal in the playoffs, it's about time for us to take a look forward. The team returns 2 of their top 3 scorers from last season. With no published schedule yet this is clearly a fruitless activity but what is everyone's prediction for the year? Mine is 35-6.
Started to get really, really frustrated with this dude. Loses to a guy that had to qualify as a lucky loser.
Mahut v Del Potro in the 3rd, split the first 2 sets.
Other American men:
Steve Johnson- 2nd round (will play JL Struff)
Isner- 2nd round (will play Zeballos)
Donaldson- 2nd round (will play Dimitrov)
Querrey- 2nd round (will play Simon)
That's it. That's all we got left for USA Men at the French.
As I write this, it's 3-0 USMNT v Bolivia in an utterly meaningless friendly. Two teams not playing in the World Cup this summer. USMNT doesn't even have a permanent coach.
But, fortunately, basically NONE of the old has-beens, weren't-that-good-anyway generation is playing right now. They have put an entire team of up-and-comers out there. Both 18 year olds have scored. Pulisic at 19 is literally the leader of this team. Oldest players on the pitch are like 25 and 27 for the US.
I can't remember a team like this for the US -- so much young, unproven talent, but, their resumes are remarkable. Schalke, PSG, etc. etc. One of those "...in four years...." group. We really do have a cupboard full of 18-to-20 year olds who are poised to get in the mix, and the ceiling ought to be a lot higher than the past group of underachievers.
As long as MLS keeps their grubby paws off of most of these kids.
It occurred to me that even for urban dwellers, having a garden is kind of a thing. It also occurred that some of you might be really good at that, and a wealth of knowledge given all the smart-niks that are on the board. With summer finally arriving up north its time for those things up here, and I'm curious about what you all are growing and how.
So the Questions are:
1. What are you growing (yes, even if its medical marijuana) and how are you doing that? You growing plants, flowers, vegetables, raised bed gardens, potted, irrigated, whatever, give some background on it.
2. Been hot up here and been busy outside much of the day. About to do the last of the chores for the day, and an adult beverage will soon follow. What's in your cup?
Hoping you are enjoying a great holiday weekend,
EDIT: I knew there were some serious gardeners here.
Also, hello to ms. dudeness, whose head i am apparently renting out without payment. getting better for you hopefully.
In order to become compliant with World Cup venue standards, Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg, Russia added seats outside of the stadium and I must take my hat off to this crazy idea.
Cincinatti expected to be the team who gets the second of the four expanion teams.
Consider me disappointed. I really want to see this city get a team, because I know there is a pretty big local following in Metro Detroit for soccer.
What ruined the bid was the Ford Family stepped into the plans and telling MLS they can use Ford Field. Initial plans were to build a new stadium at the old jailsite, which sounded like a real good idea and probably would have made Detroit the leader.
Awesome beginning to the game, Caps coming out hard early with a ton of opportunities. Ovechkin smokes a one timer a minute in. Caps 1-0.