Greetings from Casa Grande! From what I hear, it's pretty cold back home, so hopefully these photos will help to defrost your bones for a little while.
As we move closer to next Thursday's MLS SuperDraft, take a look back at 13 Revolution Draft picks over the years. Note: click the 'full-screen' symbol at the bottom right to view full-screen, and click 'more info' at the top left to view the caption for each photo (captions available in full-screen mode only)
What you're looking at here is footage from the 1924 U.S. Open Cup final - with New England ties. This features the Fall River Marksmen vs. Vesper Buick (St. Louis). It's amazing footage and it could be the oldest American Pro soccer footage in existence.
From the YouTube user, "Soccrmavn":
Perhaps the oldest extant professional U.S. soccer footage--snippets from the 1924 U.S. Open Cup final, played on March 30, 1924. Fall River Marksmen, champions of the American Soccer League, travelled to St. Louis to face Vesper Buick, champions of the St. Louis Soccer League. Before a crowd of 14,000 at High School Field, the Marksmen completed their "double" with a 4-2 win. The match was tied 1:1 at the half, but Fall River prevailed on a brace by Fred Morley and goals from Johnny Reid and Harold Brittan. Harris (whose goal is captured on film) and McCarthy scored for the St. Louis team. Findlay Kerr notched the win in goal for Fall River; Labarge manned the pipes for the losers.
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?