This is my first FanPost. Give me a break.
I have been seeing a large amount of people calling for the firing of Sigi Schmid, including a small group of friends of mine who share season tickets with our group. Those same friends constantly:
- Call Eddie Johnson lazy and arrogant, and have a theory that he only plays with passion for the national team.
- Blame Michael Gspurning for not stopping every goal ever scored against us and want him demoted to the bench.
- Don't understand how Brad Evans is still on the team, let alone starting for the national team.
- Think that we "need better strikers because Obafemi Martins is garbage."
You get the gist of it. We have heard enough back and forth on these things. What upsets me is many of our fans do not appreciate what we have. We have different reasons for criticizing coaches and players. People that come up with completely ignorant theories, such as those listed above, do so because they feel a sense of entitlement. Those people are assholes and think it is as simple as dropping this player and picking up another - and suddenly BOOM a championship.
My common response to those people: Shut. Up. Do you follow the rest of the league? When we are outscored 9-2 over the course of a few days, the rest of the league rejoices. Every single team. Fans in every single MLS city go out of their way to watch our games just to see us lose. We are NASCAR. Most tune in to see the wreck. You do not understand what we have built. Eddie Johnson, Brad Evans, Obafemi Martins, Michael Gspurning, etc. are on this team because they are great. It is not a coincidence that our team is constantly being stripped of players so they can play for their national teams.
We have trophies. We have history. We make the playoffs every year. We fill our stadium. We have the best players and coaches in the league. We still control our own destiny in the Supporter's Shield Race. We have flamethrowers. We could be Chivas USA. Is there much more to say?
I love this team. I love this organization. I love what we have built. I want to win a championship with THIS TEAM. Most importantly, I love all of our fans, even if they are completely ridiculous almost all of the time.