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Gio's Random Thoughts: Everybody breathe!!

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Welcome to the latest installment of "Gio's Random Thoughts". Every week, I will unleash some observations about what the Impact and the MLS. Some good, some bad, some ugly. So kick back, relax, pour yourself a cup of decaf and enjoy!

Wherever you are while you are reading this, stop what you are doing, give one last moment of silence in memory of Piermario Morosini. He left our world far too soon and his loss will be felt throughout the entire soccer world. Just 30 seconds of silence is all I ask.

* There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe the greatness of Antonio Di Natale.

* Aldo Ricciuti must be the first equipment manager to get tossed from a pro game. Aldo, the fans thank you for saying what was on the minds of all the fans. I want to start an equipment manager Hall of Fame just for him.

If Aldo gets a fine from the MLS, the Impact should set up a booth for the home game against Portland for people to donate to help pay the fine. He's not making millions. Let's stand by our Aldo. I'll be the first to chip in $20!

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* NY Red Bulls Rafa Marquez deserves to be suspended. I'd almost say have his DP status and contract rescinded but I don't want the Red Bulls to go out and get more help. This boy just doesn't get it.

* Expansion team. Season 1. 7 games in. Think about that. Think about it again. Now breathe.

* Just when my smile was reaching ‘ear to ear' status because of Donovan Rickett's decision to wear the yellow kit, the Dallas keeper came on the screen with that fuzzy orange kit. Can we start a petition to ban that kit league wide?

* Felipe is playing differently since he got wrongfully called for that foul that led to the penalty. NOT because he isn't playing with Bernier. He's figuring out the MLS game. I just wish he'd shoot more.

* To the conspiracy theorists who think that Marsch's job is in danger or he's defying Saputo by not playing Bernier. Find a hobby, do something: You have too much time on your hands.

* Donovan Ricketts, we will never doubt you again. Sincerely, Impact fans.

* Expansion team. Rookie head coach. Season 1. 7 games played. Think about it. Think about it again. Now breathe.

* Players are human. They battle hard on the field. At the end of the game, regardless of the result, they are allowed to exchange a jersey and smile, especially when speaking to speaking to a lifelong friend. Think about when someone criticized you without knowing the whole story. It isn't fun is it?

* I hope Marsch will be working on set piece defense this week.

* Dallas sideline posters:

"You betta Brekken-ize" I know it's a play on words, but what the hell?

"Feel the burn" The burn of what? Did FC Dallas release an exercise DVD?

The creative "genius" behind these should be fired.

* Is it me or do the MLS refs tend to pull out the yellow just a bit faster when it comes to Corradi and Felipe?

* Expansion team. Season 1. 7 games in. Think about that. Think about it again. Now breathe.

* Why would Saputo fire his manager and staff after a few games? Why would he start over just a few months into his project?

* Let's play along. Say Marsch gets fired. New manager has to be found. New system has to be put in place. Manager has to get to know his players. Players need to get to know the manager. Transition time of about 4-6 games with tough results. Still no garantee that Bernier plays. HOW IS THAT POSITIVE FOR THIS TEAM???

* The Impact play DC United on Wednesday night. After that, they get 10 days off. How about giving the team a break? Let Marsch get in another 7-9 strong practices so he can right the ship for the rest of the season?

* It's disappointing to see the players having to justify their effort over Twitter after a heartbreaking loss.

* Expansion team. Season 1. 7 games in. Think about that. Think about it again. Now breathe.

Until next time,