Thursday, January 24, 2008

Jaime's Alive!

Let me first thank Luis and Andrea for inviting me to come to the Sideline Views. I’m here to let people know that my blog (Korner Pocket) is not dead, but rather in deep, deep coma.

There is no truth to the story that my blog was found with sleeping pills scattered around the Web. There’s also no truth to the report that I’m making people sign up to be able to access my blog.

There are two ways to delete a blog on blogger. One is to erase everything and delete the blog, but I wasn’t comfortable with deleting everything I had done and went with option two, which to take the blog offline by restricting access to people. Unlike what one person on BigSoccer said, I’m not trying to make people sign up for my blog. I’m a fan and a believer of the First Amendment so I would never even consider doing that.

I hope not to be gone from the Web too long, but for now the best place to find me in will be the print edition of the Times— I know, how 1980s of me.

I know some of you (*cough* Luis *cough*) just can not get enough Chivas USA news, so I didn’t want to come in here and just talk about myself. Here’s what to expect from Chivas USA as training camp approaches:

  1. Don’t believe the stories that say Jose Saturino Cardozo is close to signing a contract with the team. Cardozo has been invited to training camp, which open on Feb. 4, but Chivas USA is not going to sign a soon-to-be 37-year-old sight unseen. He will be on trail.

  1. Antonio Cue left LA to go to Guadalajara yesterday to talk to Chivas de Guadalajara officials. Cue said, as he was boarding the plane, that he would take a look at some players while he was down there but didn’t give any names. I suggested to Antonio that he look at back up goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera.

  1. Look for Chvias USA to try to implement the 4-3-3 formation more next year. While Preki’s defensive style was very successful, it was not always very exciting. And that’s just not the Chivas way. A switch to that formation makes more sense with Ante Razov on the team, but that’s not a guarantee at the moment.

  1. Speaking of Preki, Mr. Radosavljevic will be on the hot seat this season. Preki’s new contract is only for two years, which, IMHO, is no security whatsoever. To make matters worse, the reigning MLS Coach of the Year will be playing with a short deck as he could possibly loose Brad Guzan and Ante Razov this transfer window and might be force to take on a player he may not like in the summer.

I would say something about the Chivas USA vs Columbus game next month at College of the Canyons Community College, but, after reading that Marcos Gonzalez won’t be back with the Crew next year, I’ll just let Andrea talk about that meeting later.

10 comments:

Eugene said...

Jaime, so what happened with your blog? Why did you have to "take it offline" by restricting access?

And when can we look forward to the return of Korner Pocket?

mosler said...

Please forgive me...but who are you?

Anonymous said...

I look forward to your blog whenever it returns. I read it everyday - and I'm not even a Chivas USA fan! But you were the source of a lot of good info.

Thanks Luis and Andrea for giving him this space to update all of us.

(I read sidelineviews multiple times a day! :))

L.B. said...

Its Jaime Cardenas of the LA times. His blog went dark so we invited him to post here as a guest.

EAstLaChiva said...

The soccer gods have heard my prayers. Thank You!!!

This upcoming season is shaping up to be a wierd one so far for my Goats.

Talavera is a pipe dream, the mothership ain't giving up that guy.

Razov for Gomez anyone?

Cuatro-Tres-Tres? What in the world of dutch soccer is going on here? DeKlose is involved. Nice.

Looking forward to reading the sports page again!

EAstLaChiva said...

The soccer gods have heard my prayers. Thank You!!!

This upcoming season is shaping up to be a wierd one so far for my Goats.

Talavera is a pipe dream, the mothership ain't giving up that guy.

Razov for Gomez anyone?

Cuatro-Tres-Tres? What in the world of dutch soccer is going on here? DeKlose is involved. Nice.

Looking forward to reading the sports page again!

soyjimador said...

long live JC! (and LB and AC ;))
its refreshing to hear you haven't become "exclusive"

please keep us updated.

Pablo C. said...

Why is there a lot of talk of Ante leaving? & where is he going?

eastlachiva said...

Something tells me Razov is either pissed, hurt, or both about the trade rumors during the Stupordraft. I can understand that. I'd be pissed too. However not as pissed that he's been injured in the last two playoffs.
I'd hate lose him, but if we do, it's better be for something substantial.

mosler said...

Thanks for filling me in LB.

I look forward to reading Jaime's contributions here.