Goons!: Doug "The Thug" Smith, the author of Goon, was interviewed on Here and Now today. There was also a discusson with someone from dropthegloves.com: "your only source for authentic game worn enforcer jerseys and equipment."
Round three of the US Open Cup kicked off yesterday: with the MetroStars defeating the A-League's Hampton Roads Mariners. There will be seven A-league/MLS matchups today. The US Open Cup goes back to 1914 . The tournament has a history of upsets such as the D3 San Francisco Bay Seals making it to the semi-finals in 1997, and the Rochester Rhinos defeating three MLS teams in 1999 to win it all.