Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Apologies to Peter Noone

The kind of hush all over the US soccer-fan world has been calmed.
Reports indicate that US midfield captain Claudio Reyna is OK.
Claudio is on the downside of his career, but his abilities are important to the US attack, because he allows players like Convey, McBride, Donovan et al to get open, while he takes ball duties.

People get on Claudio for not having the guts of players like Armas or DMB. I've been guilty of saying that. Claudio knows too many doctor's offices intimately, but when he's healthy, he can play a big role.

Sadly, other teams know that the US lineup will include 2 important players - Claudio and John O'Brien, both one rough contact away from being subbed off.
Someone call Mr. Miyagi.