As Managing editor of Once a Metro, I can do a lot of things (not really). One of those is start a new feature anytime I want (anyone can do it actually). Therefore, it is my pleasure to introduce: Last Week in OaM. What is this you ask? Why we'll highlight the best posts of the previous week (Monday through Sunday). Without further ado, here's the best of last week (August 24th - August 30th).
Honorable Mention: What Sky Blue is playing for
Before taking on Seattle Reign FC this past weekend, Sky Blue FC were eliminated from the playoffs with two games to go. Huan Nguyen looked at why the two games were still important with the Olympics looming in 2016, and it being a possible repeat of how NWSL fared with the Women's World Cup in 2015.
Chris Tonis plays for the Red Bulls USL side, New York Red Bulls II. In an interview with Aaron Bauer, he let it slip that fter the International Champions Cup friendly against Chelsea, the perception of the USL side by the senior team changed and the two have been getting closer because of it.
Number 3: If allowing Ronald Zubar's goal against Chicago Fire was bad, the reaction of MLS and PRO was worse
Austin Fido was upset at MLS & the Professional Referee Organization. Why? Not only did they possibly incorrectly get a rule wrong (and fail to understand what happened on the field), but they put their referee on blast live during the match by issuing a statement to the TV broadcast.
Andrew Jean-Baptiste may have been released by the team to make room on the roster, but he's still playing. He's currently with Club Deportivo Alcala, a team in the Spanish 4th Division, and is still getting call ups to the Haiti National Team.
Austin Fido, resident Transfer Rumor Whisper, tracked down a rumor that was killed before it started. Someone in MLS was willing to pay Ezequiel Lavezzi $3.5 million per year, and he turned it down.
What are your favorite moments from Once a Metro in the past week? Let us know in the comments.