Friday, October 16, 2009

Chuck Deezy (aka Charlie Davies)

Just read a great article about Charlie Davies and all his contributions to the USMNT. It really is hard to describe how I felt when I heard this tragic news of his crash early Tuesday morning. I couldn't believe what I was reading. I was so excited to see him and the rest of the team play on Wednesday, October 14 against Costa Rica live at the stadium. I had never been to a professional soccer match before and I was starting it out big by going to a World Cup qualifier. But, when I read the news about Charlie, it really dampened my excitement. He was the one I wanted to see play the most.

Ever since he made his debut in the Confederations Cup for the national team, I was a big fan. He showed more determination and hustle than any other player on the field. Something that I felt had been lacking from our team. His positive attitude and outlook really contributed something special to our national team. But due to this horrible event, he will be down for 6-12 months and probably won't be ready to participate in the 2010 World Cup next year; if he recovers fully at all. Can you imagine how it must feel to be such a rising star.. finally catching your break on your country's national team and getting picked up by another great team, Sochaux, only to have your dreams crushed by such a terrible tragedy?

It really just makes me sad.. Charlie, my prayers are with you. I wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you play in the World Cup next year.

Here is the goal heard 'round the world by my boy Chuck Deezy. Get well so you can outdo this one:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

USA vs Costa Rica

So I finally (after MUCH coaxing) convinced my housemate to come to the USMNT vs Costa Rica game in Washington DC on October 14 at RFK Stadium. This is the last time we will be able to see our boys play in the US for quite some time. Not until after the World Cup which isn't until next summer and there is still a while after that until the qualifiers for the next one start. So, suffice to say it is a pretty great opportunity.

On another note, neither of us have been to DC before and we will be there all day the next day. Anyone have any suggestions on what sites to see? Also, what kind of transportation do they offer there? We're not planning on renting a car since RFK is only 6 miles from the air port and 2 miles from our hotel. Anyways, it will be a great experience overall. A lot of firsts for us both!

Some shameless plugs for some of my boys on the US Men's National Team:
Check out my boy Stu Holden on Twitter making some big moves on the team. Also, Charlie Davies who is hustlin to score those goals! Can't wait to see you guys in action on the pitch!