There were several interesting notes and quotes on Thursday night's Contacto Deportivo that I wanted to share with readers:
* Mexico World Cup veteran Zinha was supposedly all set to go to the Chicago Fire, according to CD who said that there was a gentleman's agreement between himself and Toluca that would have allowed him to go to MLS. Instead, the club is looking to send him to Saudi Arabia.
Here's what Zinha told CD:
" There was a strong, firm offer which was the best option for the club and for the player but they decided against it."
* Mexico coach Hugo Sanchez is still at it. He reminded reporters that he had initially said Mexico would be improving as a team as the tournament went on. He said he wanted Mexico to be at 95 percent by the semifinals and 100 percent by the final.
* Costa Rica veteran Rolando Fonseca said their opponent on Sunday isn't the best CONCACAF has to offer.
"The landscape is changing. The top team in CONCACAF isn't Mexico anymore. For me, the giant is the United States."