Our latest visitor from a country that hadn't clicked on our site until now is Bulgaria. I have fond memories of Bulgaria, because they were the Cinderella team of 1994, when the World Cup was held here in the United States. They had the classic "Golden Generation" of players that year and ended up in fourth place in the tournament. Everybody was fussing about Hristo Stoichkov, but my favorite player on that team was Yordan Letchkov. When his bald head scored that goal against Germany in the quarterfinals, I was thrilled.
Stoichkov was the one who brought his intensity to Major League Soccer, playing with the Chicago Fire and DC United. He coached Bulgaria's national team for a while, but resigned in April of this year.
Turns out that Mexico isn't the only team nicknamed for the colors in the flag- Bulgaria's squad is known as the Tricolors, as well as the Lions. Bulgaria's national team is now captained by Dimitar Berbatov, the Tottenham Hotspur striker. Manchester City's Martin Petrov is also a top player for them.