It's been real, it's been fun and it's been slightly off-topic (but better than last year) - but the Far Post Podcast is done for 2012. Thanks to everyone who listened, and we'll see you in 2013. Happy Holidays!
Today we cover a wide range of topics including the trade of Benny Feilhaber and what this means for the Revs (Cathal's rant on this subject is excellent) and also bust out a little Journey. That's right, Journey. And when you get to the part about Nate Jaqua taking out Joe Franchino six years ago, this is what I was talking about.
MLSSoccer.com has compiled all 37 goals the Revolution scored in 2012. Which ones were your favorites?
Okay so they weren't real houses. But on this past Tuesday, Dec. 4, Darrius Barnes and Clyde Simms participated in The Home for Little Wanderers' 4th Annual Gingerbread Decorating Competition. The pair teamed up with Mandarin Oriental BostonPastry Chef Oralia Perez, Boston Magazine's Leah O'Brien and four local children. At the conclusion of the event, the team received the "Most Realistic" award. Check out the photos below.
— Clyde Simms (@ClydeSimms19) December 4, 2012
There have been a lot of questions and comments around the Revs' decision to decline the options of several players, including midfielder Benny Feilhaber. Jeff Lemieux gives a pretty solid explanation of everything that goes into a team decision on a player's contract and more in this week's podcast.
So, who do we want to lose more? The team who beat us twice in previous MLS Cup Finals or the team who...um...oh yeah, nevermind. Since they both can't lose no matter how hard we wish, I guess if I had to pick one I'd take Houston, simply to see Steve Ralston earn a ring. In any case, I'll be watching (ESPN, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1). Will you?
Get an inside look at Revolution defender A.J. Soares.
Revolution supporters and staff alike are thrilled that Andy Dorman has re-signed with the team after a four-year absence, and we're just as thrilled to have Andy calling in to this week's podcast. Jeff Lemieux had plenty of questions for Andy, and we asked some of your Twitter submitted questions as well.
No, these guys are not contestants in a Tom Selleck look-a-like contest, they are the Revolution front office participants in Movember, to raise awareness for men's cancer research. There are still four days left in this great month of facial hair growth, and the guys could use some more donations. If you would like to donate or just want to learn more, please visit their page here.
When Brad Feldman declared that Lee Nguyen's goal on May 12 against this former team was "goal of the year stuff," he wasn't just putting on a show. Lee's goal is a finalist for the AT&T MLS Goal of the Year, and Lee needs your votes!
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And try not to get this song stuck in your head:
Which goals stood above the rest in 2012? Vote now for your favorites!
There aren't many sweeter moments in soccer than a well-hit golazo!
Just like last year, the AT&T Goal of the Year competition will be decided from a field of 64 goals. After three rounds of voting lasting nearly a month, the field has been whittled down to four finalists, whose names you can find below. The top vote-getter in the final round will be the AT&T Goal of the Year winner!
In addition to online voting, you can also vote for your favorite goals in the final round via text message. To do so, text the keyword 'GOTY' to 22442. You will receive a text message with a URL to the group video and the directions to text your vote (e.g., G1, G2, G3, G4).
- Please vote for only one goal.
- Voting for the final round open until 11:59 pm PT, Tuesday, November 27.
- The 2012 AT&T Goal of the Year winner will be announced on Thursday, November 29.
WATCH: Final Group