Go Burn! I mean, GO HOOPS!
I know this is dangerous on a football-obsessed blog, but here goes:
Want to catch a glimpse of a Spice Girl and throw some popcorn at world-famous money-machine David Beckham? How about busting out your anti-Real Madrid soccer hooligan chants?
Head out to Frisco, past the miles of upscale shopping strips, and on to Pizza Hut Park this season to watch the former Dallas Burn team, now Futbol Club Dallas (FC Dallas - HOOPS!) play the Los Angeles Galaxy next time they swing through Texas. New FC Dallas head coach Steve Morrow vows to improve on their 16-12-4 2006 season.
Good old David "Richer than God" Beckham is bringing his declining soccer skills to the U.S., signing a five year, $250 million deal to play for the Galaxy in the 2007 Major League Soccer season. Now that Victoria "Posh" Beckham is reportedly house hunting in Los Angeles, I can be treated to reading about their every shopping trip in my wife's US Weekly subscription. I need some paparazzi on this, stat! (That's right - I read it!)
Meanwhile, everyone's favorite forgotten Dallas sports team begins their season on April 7 against Real Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, followed shortly with a match against 2006 Cup Champions the Houston Dynamos. There they will continue their struggle for the "El Capitan" trophy, given to the season series winner between Dallas and Houston. (It's no Silver Boot, but still... It's a freakin' cannon. Kinda cool.)
As someone that remembers heading out to Reunion Arena as a young'un to see Tatu and the Sidekicks, here's hoping that U.S. Soccer is poised for a resurgence with the signing of David Beckham.
Otherwise, I'll just have to finally ante up for the Fox Soccer Channel.