"He is the anti-Beckham. He is not handsome. He is not a millionaire. He is not married to a Hollywood star. He has a hunchback. He has a strange hairdo. But he is arriving in the perfect city at the perfect time for him. When he takes the field, the Mexicans aren't going to say, 'Look at the goal Temoc Blanco scored.' They will say, 'Look at the goal we scored.'"
-- Jose Ramon Fernandez, a sports commentator for Grupo Monitor radio, on Mexican star Cuauhtemoc Blanco, who will join the Chicago Fire and is MLS's second-highest paid "designated player" after Los Angeles-bound David Beckham. (Chicago Tribune)