Join Ed (and Aaron, if he can stop by) at 8 p.m. tonight for a live blog of US/Guatemala – the final qualifier of this round. The US is through, of course, but Guatemala needs a win to advance into the Hex. Follow it with me here.
Hello everyone, it’s your favorite blogger Aaron. That’s right, it’s Aaron, the one on the business trip, with the sore throat and soul-crushing fatigue. I come to you live from Denver where I will not be heading out to Commerce City to watch USA-Guatemala. Why?
- We’re located all the way on the other side of the city, and like so many western cities, when they say sprawl out here, they really mean it.
- If I were to stand outside in the cold for two hours I would probably come down with tuberculosis, dysentery, consumption, and every other 19th century illness.
My hotel does have ESPN Classic so I will be watching to see how our young guys do against Guatemala, or to use their full name, 10-man Guatemala.
I’ll have more later. I promise.
Aaron is still in Denver – and I can report there’s no truth to the rumor that he is now part of the new coaching staff of the Rapids. Though if he can tackle at all, he might get signed to play safety for the Broncos.
Anyway, Soccernet is reporting that the shoulder injury to Theo Walcott of England and Arsenal could cause him to be out up to three months. It is left to question whether this is just bluster a bit on the part of the English press, and how significant the evidence is regarding Walcott’s possible absence.
Let’s argue for a second that the news is worst for Walcott, and he’s gone until mid-February (roughly). Once Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gets over his rage about losing Walcott to an injury suffered in training for a friendly – I won’t say a “meaningless” friendly, because I don’t guess the English folks consider any match with Germany as meaningless, but anyway – the long-time leader of the Gunners is going to have some thinking to do. Continue reading