Thursday, December 08, 2016

2011 Upper Deck Soccer

MLS season ends on Saturday as Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders square off for MLS Cup. This is few times I watch soccer. Blame it on very awful Cowboys game on TV that day that I changed the channel to MLS Cup. DC United defeated LA Galaxy for the Cup 2-0. How about pack from five years ago? Got this during Bay Area trip back in September and finally opened it. Here are the 12 cards:
169 - Atiba Harris - those who remember UD First Edition its the same card stock used on this set. UD still deliver in photography department. Harris would find himself back with FC Dallas this season
107 - Tim Ream - playing in English Premier League since 2012 and made appearances for US soccer team
175 - Joe Cannon
7 - Nery Castillo
179 - Zac MacMath - drafted fifth overall by Philadelphia Union. He's now with Colorado Rapids, but not for long as he wanted out with Tim Howard taking over.
23 - Conor Casey
155 - Blaise Nkufo
168 - Jay DeMerit - played on 2010 World Cup for US team. First player and captain of Vancouver Whitecaps FC team.
197 - Karen Bardsley - card featuring a player from defunct WPS league. Sky Blue FC still exist NWSL. Bardsley playing for Manchester City FA WSL as well England soccer team in the Olympics and World Cup.
140 - Ryan Johnson
109 - Thierry Henry - french soccer legend who helped France to World Cup 98 title spent his final years in MLS
105 - Dane Richards

Who will get their first Cup on Saturday?


Fuji said...

I'm a West Coast guy... go Sounders!

madding said...

I hope the Flounders lose 35-0.