Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Back with a Vengeance

Hey everyone. Yes, it's been awhile. So what?

Man, all of those pie-in-the-sky dreams of Chivas being a winning brand in the US in the form of a MLS team is not going exactly to plan. Only averaging 4500 tickets sold per game, how long before we should start worrying about the team folding? Actually, relocation is far more likely. Team owner Antonio Cue was approached by a potential buyer a while back (for relocation), but Cue didn't want to sell at the time. If ticket sales don't pick up soon, mounting financial losses may leave him no option next time an offer comes down the pike.

Next on the slate - Don't be surprised if new FC Dallas Head Coach Schellas Hyndman not only moves up to a Technical Director position, but is also handed more important responsibilities within the Hunts Sports Group/FC Dallas/Pizza Hut Park cluster-fuh, er, ummm, "empire". It may take several months to come to fruition, but you heard it here first. Hyndman has already started making additions and moves inside the FCD structure to consolidate his power position that's based on having a direct line to the Hunts. I also can't help but wonder if former Fire GM Peter Wilt will be considered as a candidate to replace lame duck FC Dallas GM Michael Hitchcock? If there is anyone that could inject a "feel-good" vibe, which is much needed in sad sack Dallas, its Wilt.

And last but not least - Ruiz to the Crew? Yup. Sigi Schmid tried to pry his buddy Carlos out of Dallas before, but didn't offer enough to get Ruiz. Now with Ruiz firmly planted on the bench and LA openly shopping Ruiz, Sigi is again making a move to get the hefty salaried striker to Columbus. Only one question remains, has either Sigi upped his offer enough or has LA dropped the price enough so this deal can go down? Hey, Carlos and Sigi can have eating contests... Kidding, I make jokes! The truth is that one has to wonder why Sigi would want a player that is so clearly a former shell of himself. Ruiz has been on the decline for some time, and if he can't get his act together for a team like the Galaxy, it won't happen in Ohio.

15 Comments:

Blogger ERic said...

Welcome back! The Hyndmann news doesn't surprise me. It's sad, really, because it just means that FCD will be around forever... but will always suck.

3:19 PM, July 09, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

buzz carrick at 3rddegree reported a while ago that schellas would eventually move to technical director.

5:26 PM, July 09, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to see you back in it. As reliable as Goff, as mysterious as Batman - HE'S - NOT DOUG LOGAN!

6:10 PM, July 09, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about an update? It's been about 11 hours since the last post.
j/k.... :)

Glad to have you back!

10:10 PM, July 09, 2008  
Blogger George said...

welcome back!
george
FC Rocky
RockyMountainNews.com/soccer

11:18 PM, July 09, 2008  
Blogger Hops said...

welcome back

2:57 PM, July 10, 2008  
Blogger wvhooligan said...

nice to see you back!

-drew
wvhooligan.com

4:45 PM, July 16, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, a Chivas USA sale/re-brand/re-locate rumor... did you just throw that in to flesh out the piece or what? Yawn.

1:57 AM, July 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back.
Carlos Ruiz, Moreno and Schelotto
on a starting eleven.
sweet.

9:22 AM, July 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Logan you have a strong reputation, because you definitely have some info from "the inside" - look forward to more posts. Though, we understand it 'meriting' a post - for it to be good. Cheers!

2:02 AM, July 20, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where was the out-of-town buyer from? St. Louis?

5:54 PM, July 21, 2008  
Blogger Aljarov a.k.a Al Clark said...

Come back - we miss you!

2:24 PM, March 02, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it going to be a year before you post again?

Curious.

12:15 AM, March 16, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Not Doug Logan is dead.

2:00 AM, July 31, 2009  
Anonymous Bryan said...

Wow, more than a year. How lame.

12:48 AM, August 06, 2009  

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