Yes, yes, I know. And I'm sorry. Genuinely.
Unfortunately (well, fortunately actually but not so for Football Americana readers) I recently had to move house at very short notice and due to the lethargic nature of (a) me and (b) my internet service provider of choice, I've only just had broadband installed.
While this inconvenience had little effect on my consumption of live football at Tooting & Mitcham it did mean that I missed a few weeks of Major League Soccer action and indeed Italian football, about which I pretended to be an expert in the first European Football Special podcast.
I'm delighted to say that FA will be back in the next few days with its usual sarcastic but loving take on the last week's worth of MLS happenings.
While I've been away, the major story has been a tightening at the top of the tables. Rampant LA Galaxy have allowed Real Salt Lake to get back in touch with them in the Western Conference, while Columbus Crew are right in the hunt for Supporters Shield too.
David Beckham's back, Brian McBride is retiring, Freddie Ljungberg's moved, Preki's been sacked, the Red Bulls have signed Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez...you get the picture. And I apologise for missing it all.