Monday, June 8, 2009

Kaka To Real Madrid, America Better Than Honduras

- It looked like disaster was at hand when the US fell behind Honduras 1-0 early in Saturday's WC Qualifying Match at Soldier Field in Chicago, but for the first time in 24 years the US was able to come from behind in a World Cup qualifier to win, and beat Honduras 2-1 on Carlos Bocanegra's header in the second half. The US remains in second place in the CONCACAF qualifying group and is on track to head to South Africa next summer.

- Mexico, meanwhile, is in a lot of trouble. They remain in 5th place and out of the qualifying money following a 2-1 loss at El Salvador. Their next 2 matches, however, are at home in Mexico City, so it would still be a huge shock if they fail to qualify.

- It is expected to be announced today that AC Milan star Kaka is going to be announced as a member of Real Madrid today, with a 57 million pound transfer fee going to Milan. This would be the largest transfer fee ever paid, topping the 47 million pounds Real Madrid paid Juventus for Zinedine Zidane in 2001.

- MLS' Eastern Conference is tightening up as first place Chicago continues to stumble. They fell 1-0 to Houston this weekend, and now lead second place DC United by just 2 points.

- So how did Chad O'Chocinco prepare for his stellar 540 yard 2008 campaign, "I'm not even going to lie to you, I'm going to say it. Last year, the offseason, I didn't lift one weight, I didn't run one route, I didn't exercise. I didn't do nothing because my focus was on getting out of a situation I didn't want to be in. I'm not going to lie." On the one hand, the man is a douche that you need the Hubbel telescope to accurately calculate the proportions of, on the other hand, much like the father of our country George Washington, he cannot tell a lie apparently.

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Patrick N said...