The Colorado Rapids are slouching toward the end of a dispiriting season, and because this is how sports work, fans are wondering whom should be blamed. Last week, one of them asked MLSsoccer.com Rapids beat reporter Chris Bianchi for his opinion. Here's how he responded:
Not every pro athlete is rich. (We've seen the salaries of every MLS player.) Clint Irwin, the starting goalkeeper for the Colorado Rapids, makes the standard MLS rookie minimum of $35,125. He's not complaining, but he'd like you to know it's not all champagne and private jets.
I have no clue how this worked for Hassoun Camara, beyond the goalkeeper error cited by the commentator. But it did!
The MLS Cup was last night. (Did you notice? Did you know NASCAR also crowned its champ?) It ended with an own goal and the hero injuring himself on his fateful strike. It couldn't have gone down any other way.
David Hirshey writes regularly for Deadspin about soccer.