The story of Brian Loaiza’s path to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park went live on a wee bit ago:

The highlighted “Brian Loaiza’s path to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park” and the long URL are the same link, but for some reason the big ugly URL looks neat to me.

The lesson learned here is a curriculum unto itself: If you eventually want to end up in “Rome,” then it’s a good idea to go to Rome and learn how the Romans live. The Cali cats are pros like any other team in the world, above and below other international squads in terms of quality but nonetheless a club not unlike the Colorado Rapids. The last line in the article marks Loaiza’s potential fork in the road.