This year should be much better because we have a full season of two starts in Luciano Emilio and Fred. I think that because those two have had a season of playing with each other that we are a serious contender to win it all in '08. Once again this will also provide a springboard into the MLS season. I remember last year DC starting off 0-3-0. I attributed it to the fact that they felt a "let down" in the CCC, which carried over to the regular season.
Well, DC's first CCC game is on March 12, at 7 pm. It will be played in Kingston, Jamaica against Harbour View FC. The second game will be played in RFK on the 18th of March. I would love to see DC win it, but if they don't I will be pulling for Houston, because it will help promote MLS as a growing league. And the winner of CCC gets to compete in the Club World Cup in Japan. That is a subject for another blog, because I feel that with proper marketing and a better location that could be a more serious tournament.