Home Openers

Yesterday was the home opener for the New England Revolution. Like last year, they are not looking that good and still managed to squeak out a win. Fortunately the opponent was a very disorganized Dallas team. The pregame tail gate was fulfilling, with the emphasis in filling. The Midnight Riders pot luck brunch was a success. Joining us, as he does every game, was the Revolution general manager. Every once in a while former MLS players who will be in the broadcast booth for ESPN for Fox Soccer pay us a visit.

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Charlotte FC Home Opener

FC Charlotte, the new kids of Major League Soccer, played their first game at home to a world record breaking attendance of 75K There was also a wonderful back story.

Kljestan, a Chivas USA player in 2010, gave Hegardt, then a eight-year-old patient, a United States men’s national team jersey. Now 20, Hegardt is with expansion team Charlotte after being drafted from Georgetown.

LA Galaxy midfielder Sacha Kljestan and Charlotte rookie Chris Hegardt swapped jerseys after LA Galaxy’s 1-0 win over Charlotte at Bank of America Stadium, 12 years after Klijestan visited Hegardt at a Los Angeles children’s hospital.

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