Everybody Loves JPA, Except TFC
Juan Pablo Angel! There's only Juan Pablo Angel! Juan Pablo Annnngel!
If you have Direct Kick, MSG, or TFC season tickets you're a lucky son of bitch (and I say that in the nicest, most Southern way possible). MoJo's Mapleleaf Militia & Bruce's Taurine Army do battle for the first time tonight in Toronto and I'm actually really stoked on seeing this one. TFC have taken it upon themselves to throw down the gauntlet and talk a little pre-game trash to the Toronto Sun. They also threw out a "your momma" in Metro Toronto. I love it...game on.
But the opposition seem to be the only ones who aren't ready to give Juan Pablo Angel a tongue bath right now. Right out of the box the dude is killing in the league like Prince killed with the ladies in the 80's. This morning alone he got enough press to make this post into a mix-tape; he was praised by New York Times soccer-stalwart Jack Bell (sidebar: you absolutely must read this interview Adam Spangler did with Mr. Bell at This Is American Soccer), fetted-over by Frank Giase in The Newark Star-Ledger, and the Toronto Star thinks he's just swell. I don't get that much love in a month...and I'm Shawn Francis!