What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Though I didn’t come around here much over the summer, those months were not devoid of Tabletop-Sports gaming. Quite the contrary, in fact. I have a full-time job*, I have two young daughters, a wife (woo-hoo!), and all the attendant demands on my time that come with all these responsibilities. Fortunately, I do manage to find time to either roll a game or work on this blog nearly every night. However, most of the time it’s one or the other – rarely both. * “What?!” you exclaim. No, it’s true. I don’t play these games or write about them for a … Continue reading

2011 MLS Open Cup – Tournament Results

Except for the formality that is the Third-Place matchup between LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes, my 2011 MLS Open Cup Tournament is complete. In the tournament Championship match between Colorado Rapids and DC United, Dwayne DeRosario was amazing again, and netted the only goal, the game winner for the new Cup Champions, DC United. DeRosario’s goal came in the 72nd minute, and it was the first ball that had found its way past Colorado’s keeper Matt Pickens since the 25th minute of the Colorado’s opening match versus the Red Bulls – an astounding 377 minutes of scoreless goalkeeping. But … Continue reading

2011 MLS Open Cup – Semi Final result

COLORADO 0(3) – 0(2) SAN JOSE THE RAPIDS ADVANCE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP! After losing stalwart midfielder Bobby Convey in the 25th minute to a Red Card, the San Jose Earthquakes gave an heroic effort for a full 120 minutes of play in Colorado, only to fall short in a penalty kick shootout. The Rapids won the possession battle, but San Jose’s defense (ranked a miserable ‘1’) rolled many favorable outcomes throughout the course of the match, and Goalkeeper Jon Busch fought off 6 shots on goal to finish the match with a clean sheet. Speaking of clean sheets, Matt Pickens … Continue reading

2011 MLS Open Cup – Quarterfinal Results

Tournament results through the Quarterfinals. Click on the pic to see the bracket at full size. LA Galaxy defeated the Philadelphia Union 4-2 to claim the final Semi-Finalist spot in an exciting game. With the loss, Philadelphia has been eliminated from the tournament and lost the opportunity to play on in the 2011 MLS mini-season to begin once this tournament is over. The three teams to be “promoted” from this tournament will be: Colorado Rapids, San Jose Earthquakes, and DC United. Both Colorado and San Jose played in the 2010 MLS mini-season, meaning seven of the eight teams to play … Continue reading

Quarterfinals: Seattle Sounders(2) v. Colorado Rapids(7)

Neither side could score in 120 minutes of open play. Colorado will advance to face the San Jose Earthquakes in the Semi-Final round. For Seattle, only Brad Evans managed to put his Penalty Kick on goal in the showdown. All four of the PKs taken by Colorado were on target, however, Kasey Keller did save Caleb Folan’s attempt.