Observations: June 1, 2012

Written by Ian Thomson

A 1,400-mile road trip from Texas to West Virginia in a 14-foot furniture truck made this a rather grueling week for TSO. Here’s a few things that made the all-too-frequent pit stops rather more enjoyable:

— An Argentine filmmaker’s project on Brooklyn Knights of the United Soccer League’s PDL, by the New York Times’ Jack Bell

— The Detroit News on Michigan Bucks’ shock U.S. Open Cup third-round win over Chicago Fire

— The Scotsman’s take on Scotland’s “comprehensive drubbing” from the United States in Jacksonville, Fla.

— A quick rundown on Poland’s roster ahead of next week’s Euro 2012 commencement

— Scotland’s Daily Record reveals which Scottish Premier League goalkeeper signed a contract on a par with David Beckham’s wages

— Darlington Football Club, founded in 1883, slips into intensive care with fans vowing that “the life support machine will never be switched off”

— And, finally, footage from third-tier Harrisburg City Islanders’ amazing comeback win over New England Revolution in the U.S. Open Cup

Comments: 1

  1. Tomi Kilgore says:

    Thanks very much, Ian. I hadn’t seen the story about the Brooklyn Knights until you pointed out the link. it was great to read about them and see pictures of the field. it really is a great place, and my son still wears the Brookyn Knights jersey he got when he played for their Super-Y team years ago. btw, Andreas Linberg was his coach when he was on Met Oval’s U16 Academy team. They weren’t a great team, but i have nothing about fond memories about the field. one of the best thing about it might be the cuban restaurant (Aris) a few blocks away; great food, and cheap, too. hope all is well…