Grumpy Olde Man: In Which SF Complains About the Weather
I'm just going to put this out there. There is a good chance that if you live in an MLS market the weather outside is frightful. Here in New York it's as if God spilled his clear, lemon-lime Slushie all over the city. It's disgusting and it makes you question why anyone lives anywhere in this country other than Southern California and South Beach.
And after watching this random training video from the current USMNT camp in Carson, I don't know why anyone would want to play soccer anywhere else. I can't imagine how bummed out dudes feel when they hear that they've been traded from LA or Chivas to Toronto or Chicago; that's not a knock on the organizations, the cities or the fans...it's just that the weather at the beginning and end of the season has the potential to be worse than that new Ashton Kutcher film*.
Perhaps this is why seemingly everyone in American soccer has lived in Manhattan Beach, CA at one point. Off the top of my head I know that Landon Donovan, Cobi Jones, Mia Hamm, Bob Bradley, Alexi Lalas and Sigi Schmid all have places there right now. Seriously, it's the Melrose Place of American soccer. Why? Because it never rains and I don't have to own a heavy coat.
I'm sorry for this completely unnecessary ramble but your boy is grumpy today. So in closing, screw winter.
*It doesn't matter when you read this post, the new Ashton Kutcher film is always terrible.