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
Red Bulls' Osorio Rips Players, Apologizes to Fans
MLSnet.com, May 21st, 2009 3:15PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

"I want to apologize to the fans, especially the fans that came here and had to suffer by coming here," Red Bulls coach Juan Carlos Osorio said following a 5-3 loss to D.C. United in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualifier. "I do apologize because we lacked character, we lacked passion, we lacked heart. The second half, completely different."

In what Osorio called "the worst game I've ever coached here with the Red Bulls," New York fell behind 4-0 in the opening 26 minutes and, despite a more spirited response after halftime to pull three goals back, could never recover from a brutal first half. "It seemed like we were playing a scrimmage game, no tackles, not competing for 50-50 balls," he said. "That is unacceptable and I will not accept that from anybody."

Coming off a well-fought 1-1 draw with Houston on Saturday night, and with an important Eastern Conference clash with Chicago on the horizon, Osorio used the Open Cup qualifier as a chance to give some players who haven't been getting playing time in league games a look. "There was a big test for some of the guys and, if I am honest, some of them failed the test today," Osorio said, later adding, "It's not like they haven't played in a week or so. We play football every day, they play in their positions every day. Today was a very good chance for many of them to impress and they certainly didn't impress me."

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
Report: Arsenal Leads EPL with 900 Injuries in 12 Seasons    
According to a report from PhysioRoom.com, which monitors sports team injuries, Premier League giant Arsenal has ...
Underdog BATE Bounces Back Against Bilbao     
Despite losing its opening game to FC Porto, 6-0, underdog BATE Borisov found itself right back ...
Bayern Bosses Slam CSKA's Empty Stadium     
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola admitted there were few benefits to playing in an empty stadium ...
Diego Costa Ready to Play for Spain, Despite Mourinho     
Diego Costa on Wednesday declared himself fit to play for Spain despite club coach Jose Mourinho's ...
Totti: Man City's Tweet Inspired Me to Score    
AS Roma captain Francesco Totti claimed that Manchester City brought him luck by referencing him prior ...
PSG Tames Barca in UCL Thriller    
Paris Saint-Germain might finally have what it takes to win the UEFA Champions League, coach Laurent ...
The case for more female coaches in youth soccer    
Nicole Farley, who coaches at Southern California's Laguna United SC and Dana High School, says "I ...
Nasri to Miss a Month Following Surgery     
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri will miss a month after having groin surgery over the weekend. ...
Herrera Out as Man United Injury Crisis Worsens    
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera will be out for "weeks" with a fractured rib in yet ...
Giroud Signs Gunners Extension    
Goal.com reports that injured Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has signed a two-year contract extension with the ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives