Today was supposed to be fun and exciting. Right now, we were supposed to be complaining about drawing yet another tough group. Instead, I didn’t watch a second of the FIFA World Cup draw on TV, opting to get updates from Twitter instead.
Our amigos-en-verde drew Germany, Sweden and South Korea, so consider us fully on the Die Mannschaft wagon until further notice. For me, it was probably gonna be Germany, anyway, but the Mexico draw solidifies it.
Elsewhere, Seattle whipped Houston yet again to reach the 2017 MLS Cup, where they’ll visit Toronto for the second year in a row. So will it be Jozy and Bradley or Deuce and Morris? Are you cheering for one team over the other? Are you actively rooting against one of these clubs? For me, whatever happens happens. I don’t really care. No matter the result, some of the guys responsible for our failure to qualify for the World Cup will get to celebrate being the biggest fish in a small pond. Great. Because MLS loves consistency the match moves back to a Saturday this year–Dec. 9, if you’re interested in watching.
You know those people on Twitter who tell you the US loves soccer, but doesn’t love MLS? There may be something to that, and we have the numbers to back it up. If we put MLS in our show title on YouTube, we get considerably fewer viewers than really anything else. USMNT post-match shows are always our bread and butter, but shows about US players or coaches in Germany, England, or anywhere else always do better than MLS shows. We haven’t done many USWNT shows, and we always get haters when we do, but they draw bigger viewership numbers than MLS, too.
The tagline below says we do shows every Tuesday and Thursday, but we obviously haven’t been sticking to that lately. Call us divas, but if we’re bored with soccer at the moment, we’d rather do no show than do a bad one. Keep sending us your questions, though! Last night was fun, and you guys made it that way. Your questions are smart and funny, and on those nights were we’re not feeling it, they might just inspire us to jump on YouTube.
See you Tuesday night!
Pat McCraney co-hosts USfanTV on YouTube every Tuesday and Thursday night at 9 p.m. eastern. Follow him on Twitter: @patrickmccraney. Follow USfanTV: @usfantv.