Well, last evening I was one of 1300 odd people -- and I do mean ODD -- who watched Minnesota beat San Antonio 1-2 on-line deep in the Heart of South Texas. Pablo Campos, the league's leading scorer and the "had better be" league MVP put the Scorpions ahead by reacting quickest to a goalmouth scramble. Just a minute or so later, however, he reacted to being accused of diving by heading an opponent -- who, strangely, did not go into the net to make it 2-0. Off he went with a RED and it became only a matter of time. As it turned out, SA hung on until two late goals put them away.
So the battle of the "used to be Thunder" franchises is over and Minnesota will face Tampa Bay for the championship. It was a good season for the Scorpions -- regular season champs and the best average football attendance outside of the MLS. Next season they move into a soccer-specific stadium that holds 8,000. My problem with that? We averaged about 9500. Could be hard to get a ticket next season. I only caught three matches this season, but I hope to do better next year.
It was good to have professional football in town.
Why don't we have red and yellow card emoticons? Hmmmm.
Fulham 'til I kick it, y'all!
COME ON YOU SCORPIONS