Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Gaven off to Copa

One of the more surprising call-ups to Copa America - amidst a roster of surprises - was Columbus' Eddie Gaven. Heck, he was "shocked" by the call-up.

It seemed like he'd fallen off the national team picture completely. Two years ago, he was a star on the Under-20s and was primed for a move to Europe but his development had tailed off and he was eventually traded to Columbus.

Gaven, though, has been around for a long time. He's in his fourth season, so in many ways he seems older than he is. At 20 years of age, Gaven still has a future.

Said Sigi Schmid about Gaven's call-up: "It’s a tribute to Eddie. It’s a tribute to Eddie’s attitude and his ability to handle what he’s gone through and come back. I’m really proud of him."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

awww, that's awesome that alejandro moreno gave gaven his parent's address in venezuela in case he needed help...::blinks back tears::