haha, sure does, sorry about that, but glad you agree. When I first read your response, I was like, "What? I was arguing the exact opposite of that!" I was about to tell you to re-read it until, I looked up at my original post first, re-read it and was like, "Whoops."
Lesson learned... never rush and post! haha
Thanks for reading, and I'm glad you appreciate my work and realize that I do have actual reason behind what I write. Yes, I write a lot of opinion, but it's based on what is, for me, very compelling evidence, and surprisingly, I don't hear very many people saying what I say, so I figure I should say it, and I most certainly believe what I write 100%.
I believe very much in the potential of NYCFC, and most certainly in MLS and US Soccer in general, and I think more soccer fans should be more optimistic about our potential as a whole in all three realms of our game.
As for me personally, I don't have any links with the club. I've spoken to certain members at events and such, but I don't work for the club and I'm certainly never told what to say (by anyone), or even given any suggestions. I write completely independently of any influence of NYCFC for SoccerNewsday, and the only influence SoccerNewsday editor's have on my stuff is the final edit on my work.
Check out my column archive linked below for more background info of the club, which I've been covering since July, publishing my first piece in August. Thanks again for reading!