About the site:

Near-daily news and commentary on the Philadelphia Union, US Men’s National Team, and yanks abroad.

About the name:

C. Horridus is the Latin name for the timber rattlesnake, which was featured prominently in Revolutionary War imagery (see Mr. Franklin’s “Join, or Die” cartoon). It is also, until the Union prove me otherwise, the de-facto team mascot.

Some people seem to want to pronounce the name as just “chorridus.” That’s fine by me.

About me:

A soccer fiend originally from Newfield, NY which is probably smaller than your hometown. My mom’s side of the family is from Philly, hence the sports loyalty.

Currently I’m a grad student in the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Prior to this I lived in China for four years, doing things like drinking cheap beer, eating cheap food, and yelling at people in Chinese. I also played in a semi-pro league in China’s fourth division on an all ex-pat team, which was probably (and perhaps sadly) one of the best experiences of my life.

If you are an editor anywhere on earth and would like to pay me to write for you, please contact me.

  1. Prime
    December 12, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Tryout Callbacks Made, Pitt’s Baker first to surface

    • K.M. Morris
      December 13, 2009 at 7:18 pm

      Hey, thanks for the comment and link, Prime. Actually, the players in the article have been invited to MLS combine, which is different from the open tryouts.

  2. Crappy
    December 13, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    I think you missed this part of the article:

    “Baker, who starred at the University of Pittsburgh for four years, isn’t as confident in the whole combine system, but has already been invited to try out for the new Philadelphia Union after being one of fewer than 20 players selected from a tryout pool of more than 1,000 this fall.”

    • K.M. Morris
      December 14, 2009 at 12:22 am

      Ha. You’re absolutely right–sorry about that. Do you know anything about this guy?

  3. Crappy
    December 14, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Just what I see on his Pitt bio. A little more local than Pitt though, he is from Bethlehem.


  4. Crappy
    December 16, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Reading Rage PDL and Philly Union form partnership?

  1. January 14, 2010 at 1:07 am

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