Tag: MLS

Rain Man Soccer Saturday: Julen Lopetegui, New York Red Bulls, Mexico And USA Find Coaches

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS: I got nothing this week. Not nothing like the no-show I was accused of last week. I mean nothing as in there is no real interesting story lines from the week that was. I could talk abut how it seems the NY Rangers only win in a shootout but that sucky-ness of […]

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A different Rain Man Rants: Argument for US Soccer to hire Sarachan

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EL BARIO, EL FALLS – In my Rain Man journeys I have come across some great people who should write for MTM. Today, I introduce Ed Crocker. Ed will be pinch-hitting from time to time, so everyone should be happy. With the USA failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and this weekend being […]

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Rain Man Rumblings: Underrated Lonzo Ball, Sh!tty All-Star Games and NFL Mock Drafts

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – The weekend is here and I am back with this brilliant piece I banged out in a couple of hours while at my day job. As usual, I won’t mess with what gets me those high view numbers and clicks; my great formula of a Song of the Week, followed by Sports […]

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Rebuilding Year Championship Curse, Jets Worst Nightmare, USA Soccer Void

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS  – Welcome to Jolly Junoir Wednesday. This will be one-time-only event. I am pinch hitting for Angry Ward, who is busy in Vegas cheering on his second team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, on those long Las Vegas nights. MORE ON WARD: he’s taking the “…stays in Vegas” thing a step […]

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George Thurogood, NFL Combine, MLS and Intentional Walk Waves Goodbye

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – I was suffering from a food hangover. It felt like I had a hangover but I hadn’t been drinking, so I assume it was the Popeye’s Chicken I ate. Regardless, I got the email to be Pinch-hit Matt again and as usual, I lived up to my name… well, because […]

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Worst Sports Week of the Year is Almost Over: No More Maude

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NEW YORK, NY – We finally get back to baseball tonight after the All-Star break doldrums. It’s an awful week and I’m glad it’s behind us. It is always the Worst Sports Week of the Year. Monday night kicked off Worst Sports Week of the Year with the Home Run Derby on Monday night. An […]

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Blaber’s Blabberings: Cuddyer’s New Mets, Sucky Sixers, Patrick Kane, Bad Browns, Soccer Stuff

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EL BARRIO, LA BRONX – So I had surgery this week on my partially torn Achilles. You’d think I would have time to write this piece, what with being laid up in bed the past few days, wouldn’t you? Whenever I’m in need of inspiration I go to the sports “pages” and find the news […]

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Blaber’s Blabberings: New York Rangers, PK Subban, Rob Ford Mets

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EL BARRIO, DE BRONX – Your Deacon Blaber had a super busy weeek, so this will be another week of random sports thoughts – skewing toward ice and diamonds. You want specifics, you say? Okay – I want to talk New York Rangers, PK Subban, Rob Ford and the New York Mets. New York Rangers: They […]

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Easter Tribute: Best Sports Resurrections

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EL BARRIO, DE BRONX – Your Deacon Blaber has always known Easter Weekend as just that, Easter Weekend. There was Good Friday and Easter Sunday. As I got older, I got introduced to Easter Monday as part of an extended weekend and it made sense. I was thrown for a loop the other day, when […]

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No Hope For NY Sports Fans Until 2016?!

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EL BARIO, BRONX – Deacon Blaber is usually a man of hope – but not recently. In a discussion with one of my mentees, a sad fact dawned on me: 2015 is beckoning and most NY Sports Fans have already decided it is time to start looking to the 2016 season for their teams. This […]

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