View From the Box

I’m human. I have thoughts and opinions and a lot of them. Here you’ll find what I think about both the world of sports — specifically soccer — and web development.

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WordPress 4.7 another big step in the right direction for platform

WordPress 4.7 dropped on Tuesday after much anticipation. The newest release doesn’t change the game, but it’s another strong step in the right direction for the content management system.

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Time for MLS to move on from David Beckham’s Miami venture, move forward with other options

David Beckham has struggled to make any headway on an MLS team in Miami for a couple of years. Now, with LAFC needing a partner to join the league with in 2018 and much better expansion options, it’s time for MLS to move on from Miami and move forward with Sacrament, Cincinnati or even St. Louis for expansion.

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Sports Bench Homepage

Ready to release Sports Bench to the wild

Well, it’s finally here. I’ve finished up development on the premium WordPress sports package I’ve worked on since May and it’s time to release it to the public. Now it’s time to work on some other things.

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Promotion/Relegation will take a long time to be a viable option in the U.S.

Last week, the Deloitte consulting firm released a study saying that promotion/relegation could be a good thing for U.S. soccer. The problem? The study was commissioned by the owner of the NASL’s Miami FC. While I would love for promotion and relegation to happen in the U.S., we’re still a very long way from that happening.

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Firing of Jurgen Klinsmann will allow USMNT to finally grow

The U.S. Soccer Federation finally wised up and fired Juergen Klinsmann on Monday. Despite Bruce Arena taking over the team through the 2018 World Cup, the coaching hire after that will lead to much bigger growth for the national team.

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Sports Bench Homepage

Nearing the end of work on Sports Bench

The last two-and-a-half months have seen a lot happen with the premium WordPress package I’ve been working on. Here’s where things stand with that.

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It’s time for the NASL to go gently into the night

The NASL is in deep trouble. After a number of teams leaving the league and only one team joining, the league is in danger of losing its Division II status and even folding. With so much negative momentum, it’s probably best if the league just goes away.

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FC Dallas will go as far as Maximilano Urruti takes them this postseason

FC Dallas has almost all of the pieces to finally bring home the MLS Cup for the first time in franchise history; however, they still lack a consistent striker. But if the last two matches are a guide, Maximilano Urruti might just be turning into the striker FC Dallas needs.

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FC Dallas celebrate their U.S. Open Cup title

U.S. Open Cup win opens many doors for FC Dallas

It was a moment that has been seen in 19 years — FC Dallas lifting a major trophy after a win in a cup final. The celebration the ensued was incredible, but what’s even better is what this could do for this team, both on and off the field, as it moves towards a potential American treble.

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Rio Olympics Blog: Final thoughts on Rio and the Olympics

Two days after arriving back from Rio, it’s starting to hit me that I was at the Olympics. Some final thoughts on Rio, the Olympics and the experience.

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