Steven Goff of the Washington Post and Beau Dure, formerly of USA Today and now of Sports Myriad, are two of the most respected soccer journalists in the country today. These guys are known for their near-total objectivity, even in their blog posts.
It takes a lot for these to start throwing barbs around, so that’s why I am a bit taken aback to see them starting to up the DC United-aimed snark and negativity on their respective sites. Look at these examples:
Goff from today:
Goff from Sunday:
Dure on Sunday:
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think there is one iota wrong with anything said above. I just think that it’s striking that DC has fallen so far where even the evenhanded, non-flamethrowing guys the club deems worth of a credential (unlike some others…) have started taking their shots.
And just think, this is only after three weeks of the season.