Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Canada concerns about Juarez

I haven't seen any public comments from the U.S. team about the situation for women in Juarez, but perhaps that's because none of them have been asked. UCLA's Kara Lang, with the Canadian team, has thoughts on the issue.


The Hammer said...

::drools::Kara Lang::drools::

I had a crush on her in high school, esp. since she's about a year older than I am. Shut up. Ha ha ha.

Having said that, I think this is a serious issue but surprisingly one in which a lot of people like to turn the other way. Equally surprisingly is the fact that their tendency to look the other way is to such an extent that it gets other people to look away.

Has there been any improvement in this issue? Any decrease in the violence? Any increase in arrests? Any sign that this issue could be tackled at some point in the near future?

Coach said...

Kara Lang drools ... lmao!

Yay Canada! Check out the sunshine girl in the Sun! :)

Welcome to one of the papers I read daily!

Yes, it is very sad what has gone on in Juarez and I too am shocked they would hold this Olympic Qualifier in this city. :(

Coach said...

Oh, btw, I get to watch the games tonight on goltv! ha


Anonymous said...

let me start by saying i'm from Juarez...It kind of annoys me to read statements like 'I find it surprising they hold such an event there' or the players saying 'I saw women and children at the stadium'. I guess it's one of those things where you'd have to be there to understand. It's like being surprised that people don't massively kill one another on their way to a Pistons or Red Wings or Tigers game (given the high level of violence the media projects on us from Detroit). I now live in Dallas and be sure there are some places and situations I wouldn't go at any time of the day even carrying a gun, but that doesn't mean Dallas is a nice town to live and visit. That being said my Yank and Canuk friends, Juarez is not a math equation such as: human + juarez = death....cheers

Coach said...

Anon, to a degree you are absolutely correct.

I didn't mean to offend. It was simply a comment made on the spur of the moment. I'm still upset that the Canadian Soccer Association declined the opportunity to host this tournament!

If I could edit my previous comment, I would. Leave the "It is very sad" part in, delete the rest.

My apologies to anyone who was offended, especially those who call Juarez home.

From all accounts, a very fine job was done hosting this tournament.