Okay...so the headline is a bit tongue in cheek but just when we thought we'd see two former maligned Fire strikers starting against each other in an MLS Cup Final the count is down to one. Chad Barrett will miss the season's final match after suffering a dislocated ankle during training last week. That leaves Calen Carr, the man traded to Houston for Dominic Oduro as the focal point of interest for Fire fans on Sunday. Dasan Robinson is also a member of the Galaxy but it's not likely that he gets onto the pitch this Sunday.
Without Brad Davis I don't see Houston beating the Galaxy at the Home Depot Center, where the Galaxy has yet to lose this season. My pick : Galaxy 2 Dynamo 1
Speaking of Brad Davis, the league's assist leader finished second in the MVP race to DC's Dwayne DeRosario. United's record with DeRo on the pitch was 5-6-6. The guy had several great games but disappeared in many others. In my opinion, Davis was more deserving. The Dynamo without Davis would have been exactly where DC United was with DeRosario....out of the playoffs.
USA New Kit?
Here's a look at what is rumored to be the USA Men's National Team away kits for 2012. Not a big fan of hoops........