"I had great players, but they did not accomplish what he did because he really worked hard for it and maybe they didn't want to work as hard. He is being rewarded for his hard work. His dedication
to the game is what counts because I had players who were just as good or better, but they didn't have the drive that he had."
-- Al Diniz
, who has
coached the Ridgefield, Conn., High School boys team for three decades, on former player, newly appointed D.C. United head coach Curt Onalfo
, who would
return home each summer even after graduating and work with Diniz on his game. (Stamford