Declaring My Independence, pt 1: A Shift in Demographics


As a Triangle man, Charlotte is one of those distant friends I only see once in a while notice all the subtle differences. Oh, nice haircut! I see you’ve lost some weight!

The first I looked comprehensively at the city was January 2009, ahead of the Panthers’ awful playoff game against Arizona. We had an awesome time at Mert’s Soul Food (I hope it’s still around) before sadness happened.

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The Reviews Are In: MLS Not Terrible

A couple weeks ago, I predicted Orlando’s first game would be a four-goal trouncing of New York City FC. Oops.

But the reason I said that is because I felt it was going to be the biggest inaugural match in MLS history. I think my general sensation was right, just a little misguided. It may be that it was the biggest weekend of matches on MLS history. Or day. I’ll settle for this: It was the biggest Sunday in MLS matchday history, and that includes all the times MLS Cup was played on a Sunday.

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MLS Season Preview, Part 1, feat. Mikael MacCallum of City Soccer Talk

Mikael MacCallum of City Soccer Talk expresses his delight that Orlando City will indeed play their first MLS Regular Season game this weekend. Also, James (/u/nefariousjoe) and Pete (/u/punkrockpete) dive into Ian’s (/u/ArmasKarhu) preseason power tiers.

Look for us to finish Ian’s tiers in part 2 tomorrow, where we also talk to /u/theduke282, the man whose flowers saved the season.