Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
2. FOCUS: Arena? Or Vienna?
November 28th, 2006 2:39AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily



By Paul Gardner

Bruce Arena's performance during Monday's phone-in will not be remembered as one of his most impressive ...  and no wonder ... in getting rid of Amado Guevara he has made a move that, if I detected the right meaning for all the pauses and hesitations and convoluted reasoning, he is not happy with ... to talk, quite correctly, of the Red Bulls' lack of success over the years ... and then tell us that he's got rid of the player least responsible for that ... the team's current MVP ... is as absurd as it is insulting to both Guevara and the New York fans ... so where did this brilliant move originate? ... evidently in Austria ... where the Red Bull businessmen reside ... they want star names ... and who in Vienna ever heard of Amado Guevara? ... I mean, a player from Honduras? . . . well, I have news for the Viennese Experts ... who in New York has ever heard of Markus Schopp? ... yet there he sits on the New York roster ... a former Red Bull Salzburg player unloaded on Bruce Arena last year ... and that is highly disturbing ... Arena can do all the denying he wants ... but at the end of the day (to use one of Arena's favorite phrases) Schopp was not a player whom Arena sought ... Schopp, in fact, is a perfect example of the sort of player that MLS does not need ... a standard, far from brilliant midfielder ... from a country that has no fan base in this country ... Arena, the Viennese contingent permitting, will no doubt use his two allocations well ... one of them presumably will be Figo ... it is no secret that the Red Bulls are after him ... more star-power than Guevara, more glamour ... but an improvement on the field? ... frankly, Arena had better sign Ronaldinho to make sense of this move.

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
Players from 17 states at Alianza finals     
Fifty-six players from 17 states who emerged from tryouts in 12 U.S. cities are competing at ...
Video Pick: Messi and Co., read nice tweets    
A blushing Lionel Messi and some his Barcelona teammates including Gerard Pique, Ivan Rakitic and Arda ...
What They're Saying: David Ousted    
"If someone isn't doing their job, then we as leaders are supposed to step up and ...
USWNT: Lynn Williams' magic touch continues    
Lynn Williams helped the Western New York Flash win its first NWSL title, scoring deep into ...
MLS Injuries: Diaz out for 2016 with torn Achilles tendon    
Fate has dealt the players and coaching staff of FC Dallas a stiff challenge on the ...
MLS Moves: TFC signs former HG Delgado to new deal    
Toronto FC has signed some of the biggest names ever to play in MLS, and it's ...
CCL: Portland Timbers' ouster 'hurts'    
Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter put it best. The Timbers' 1-1 tie with Saprissa that knocked ...
What They're Saying: Luis Enrique    
"We saw Messi play like a kid in the school playground today." -- Barcelona coach Luis ...
Roster: U.S. U-16 boys head to France    
U.S. U-16 boys national team coach Shaun Tsakiris has named a 20-player roster for the Val-de-Marne ...
What They're Saying: Howard Webb    
"I could have imagined some less-than-sympathetic person remarking, 'Can we trust Webb on a football field? ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives