Thursday, September 10, 2009

Schadenfreude Update: Break Out the Lines!

After having been beaten like a rented mule at home by Brazil on Saturday, Maradona again tried to install his mascara-based offense with unsatisfactory results.

"We must re-start and do the puzzle again. I didn't think we were going to be like we are. I wanted to be higher (in the table). This is the reality we must live and I will face it like always in my life -- high as a kite on the best Columbian bam-bam" (clarification in italics mine).

It's really unfair to CONCACAF teams -- the 4th place will likely be in a playoff against Argentina for a World Cup berth. The Argentina football federation's insistence on keeping Coach Clueless at the helm only instills false hope. I think this is the clear reason Costa Rica lost to El Salvador -- a few minutes of injury time probably seemed like more work than playing a home and away series with a team that appears to be coached by Margaret Dumont (after gaining a few pounds):

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