Usually when I write something I expect to get feedback from, I am alerted by some e-mail that my SI.com column has been posted.
This time, I beat myself to the punch. My USL/CCL column is up.
Here's the link, but I have yet to get any response.
My favorite line from the story:
"Our teams didn't go into this -- just like they don't go into the [U.S.] Open Cup or the Canadian Cup -- as a half-assed exercise," Marcos said. "It's real. It's a way to vindicate themselves. It's a way to prove that they belong."