2015 MLS Predictions

Here are my picks for the 2015 MLS season that kicks off tonight in Los Angeles: Eastern Conference Regular Season Champion: New England Revolution Western Conference Regular Season Champion: LA Galaxy Supporter’s Shield: New England Revolution MLS Cup Final: New England Revolution vs. Seattle Sounders MLS Cup Champions: Seattle Sounders Brazilian Kaka’ (now with Orlando City) is my pick for 2015 MVP MVP: Kaka’ Newcomer of the Year: Kaka’ Breakout star: Kekuta Manneh KAKUTA MANNEH of the Vancouver Whitecaps is my choice for breakout star in 2015 Biggest Surprises of the Season: Montreal Impact makes the playoffs; Columbus challenges for … Continue reading

APBA Soccer Cards – What’s In the Box?

The following is a video of me opening a box from APBA Games.  In the box is a couple of APBA Soccer sets (2013 MLS and 2013-14 EPL). You get to see a Clint Dempsey Seattle Sounders card (he’s rated A for Corner Kicks!), and a Luis Suarez Liverpool card. Since filming this I’ve had the opportunity to look over both sets a little and I am now even more excited to get started playing games with them. Look for specifics on how some players are carded in a future post.

2012 MLS Replay – Matchday 4

Click on the table below to see it at full size. The table as of 4/2/2012: The Seattle Sounders are 3-0-0 after defeating the San Jose Earthquakes by a score of 2-1. Fredy Montero had the game-deciding goal when he slotted home a PK in the 42nd minute. Here are the parameters of this replay: * It’s a full replay of all 34 weeks of the 2012 MLS Season, using the real life schedule. * All Seattle Sounders games will be played with Classic Soccer * Each week at least 1 game will be played with each of the following … Continue reading

Something for Free: Quick-Play Soccer Sim from Crankshaw Sports Stats

[This picture of Seattle Sounders and USMNT captain Clint Dempsey doesn’t have anything to do with anything, except that I’m testing out the new Getty Images “embed” feature for royalty-free images.] There’s an older lady who works in my office who is fond of saying, “You don’t get nothing for free in life,” and “if it seems too good to be true, that’s because it is.” But I’ll tell you the truth, I believe those old adages less and less as our society has and continues to change in the internet age. For tabletop-sports gamers, we are living in a … Continue reading

2012 MLS Replay – Matchday 1 Results

Here are the parameters of this replay: * It’s a full replay of all 34 weeks of the 2012 MLS Season, using the real life schedule. * All Seattle Sounders games will be played with Classic Soccer * Each week at least 1 game will be played with each of the following games: Classic Soccer, Net Results Soccer, Simple & Sound Soccer, The Beautiful Game. At some point I intend to add APBA Soccer, too, but I don’t yet have the 2012 MLS set as of this moment. * Any games on the schedule that I don’t play, I’ll use … Continue reading