Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Catching up

Busy day today for me. Been running around as usual but wanted to take time to share a few stories.

* Club America sacked coach Ramon Angel Diaz. No big surprise. Diaz's America team looked average at best, and that's not the way you want a team to look after investing millions of dollars on offseason acquisitions.

* We're about 24 hours away from US-Mexico. The last time the US played Mexico to open the Hex was in 2001, and I watched the game at the Royal Falconer pub in Redlands. I was a metro reporter (no sports writing, lame!) back then so I left work early to watch the game, and that was one of the few places showing it (I worked in Moreno Valley at the time, some 20-40 minutes away depending on traffic).

* I thought about doing a positional comparison between the US and Mexico but Goal.com did it for me. It's worth a read.

* So is this. My man Joel Aceves getting bit-time play, in the LA Times. Nice. It's a column by LA Times columnist Hector Tobar, trying to paint a picture of the game and the rivalry for non-sports folks.

* And I leave you with a song that I've been humming to myself the last few weeks. Can you guess why?


Anonymous said...

Hey Luis

Where you able to get one of the vodoo dolls from Mexico?

joel es latest soccer news said...

I would like one signed by Alexi Lalas. LOL

Anonymous said...

I've been trying to get one, it would be nice collectors item.