Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
John Wayne In Yellow Shorts
Columbus Dispatch, November 24th, 2008 2:16PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Michael Arace hails the Columbus Crew's first MLS title as "the biggest professional trophy ever brought to Columbus." And Guillermo Barros Schelotto, MVP of both the season and the final, "should now be mentioned with other great athletes who've plied their trade in Columbus, including Heisman Trophy winners, Rose Bowl heroes, national players of the year and Rocket Richard Award recipients." Schelotto, he adds, "is John Wayne in yellow shorts."

Schelotto "put on a show of breathtaking skill in the most pressure-packed event soccer has to offer in our country." His set-up for Frankie Hejduk's goal "was a helium-inspired pass, to a player no one saw coming," taking even Hejduk by surprise.

"He's a magic man," said Hejduk. "I have no idea how he saw me running through there. I was just making another stupid run. Only this time, I scored." Hejduk talked about how he and the other players didn't really want the season to end. "Normally, you're tired and sick of each other by this point. But we're just one, big, happy family, fighting for each other the way you fight for family. It was like a dream season, an absolute dream season. I couldn't have written it any better."

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Xavi: I Want to be Like Pep     
In an interview with Spanish paper El Pais, Barcelona midfielder Xavi reveals that he wants to ...
Report: Odegaard to Sign for Bayern Munich    
Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard turned 16 on Wednesday, and reports in Germany claim that the Stromsgodset ...
Report: Falcao Wants to Stay, United Unsure    
In an interview with the Guardian, Radamel Falcao says he wants to stay at Manchester United, ...
Real Coasts into Club World Cup Final     
Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Isco bagged the goals as Real Madrid coasted into ...
Mourinho Hails Fabregas as Blues Cruise into Semis    
Jose Mourinho singled out Cesc Fabregas for praise following the Spanish midfielder's man-of-the-match performance in Chelsea's ...
Howard Amends Book Following Friedel Dispute    
USA No. 1 Tim Howard accepts that Brad Friedel did not try to block his move ...
Saints Lose Fifth Straight     
Southampton lost its fifth-straight game in all competitions on Tuesday as League One side Sheffied United ...
Ander Herrera: I Have Never Fixed Games     
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera insists that he has never been involved in game-fixing after he ...
Roma Fury at Fine, Garcia Ban     
AS Roma on Monday was fined 20,000 euros ($25,000) and its coach Rudi Garcia was banned ...
Report: Actual Cost of Suarez's Barca Move: $315 Million     
Luis Suarez's move from Liverpool to Barcelona last summer topped Goal.com's 2014 Goal Transfer List study, ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives