Southend United 1, Manchester United 0 (Carling Cup 4th round)

43 places in League football seperate Southend United from visitors Manchester United ; the depths of the Championship to the top of the Premiership. Sure enough, Southend’s Freddie Eastwood scored on a searing 30 yard free kick that elimated the Red Devils Tuesday night, a result that sparked a jubliant pitch invasion at a packed Roots Hall. I refer to this competition as The Worthless Cup with predictable frequency, but there was nothing hollow about this giant-killing.

The Offside
reports that fledgling MLS side Toronto F.C. are holding open tryouts, but warns “if you are offered a roster spot it might take you years to earn enough to pay back that $115 (Canadian) tryout fee.”