Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Conrad on soccer

Got this link off of Martin Rogers' blog.

Kansas City Wizards defender Jimmy Conrad participated in a Q & A with USA Today's Beau Dure in which Conrad was his usual thought-provoking self. But what most caught my interest was what apparently caught Martin's as well as Conrad held back few words about his feelings toward Rafa Marquez, whom he called "the most consistently arrogant Mexican player."

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

even if what Jimmy says is true, his comments make it sound as if he's envious. Let's face it, Jimmy will never play in a top-rate team.

BTW, the Mexican thrashing gets old. I guess the USMNT and its fans can move past that...

A.C. said...

One thing that caught my eye in the last U.S./Mexico match was how Rafa appeared to acknowledge Jozy. He wasn't friendly, perhaps, but there was some interesting body language there - Martin wrote about what they said to each other.
It could just be that Rafa's personality is such that he believes that he plays better if he holds himself to a high standard and doesn't distract himself with any association with his rivals. Some players really believe in the "tough guy" thing - being nice is being soft, or something.

Beto said...

Jimmy Who? lol

Anonymous said...

Lets not forget the fact that it was Jozy who approached Rafa, not vice versa.

I have no problem with Rafa's attitude toward American players. As Luis has often pointed out, it is this attitude & lack of respect that has led to Mexico's inability to successfully compete with team America for nearly a decade now. Keep up the attitude & we'll keep on winning! =)

Anonymous said...

you'll keep on winning at home because you've never won in mexico but of course it's almost too convenient to leave that itty bitty fact out of your argument.

Anonymous said...

I really don't care where the victories occur, I am just enjoying this dominating run to the fullest. The only advantage Azteca would add is smog & altitude. All these many US victories have been in front of a Mexican home crowd anyway. Ownership, baby!

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:07 said: "you'll keep on winning at home because you've never won in mexico but of course it's almost too convenient to leave that itty bitty fact out of your argument."

You're right, that 0-12-1 qualifying record in Mexico does look pretty bad for the U.S. But I'll take that 1-0-0 record in Korea over the first pretty much any time of the day, week, month, year...

Until Mexico knocks the U.S. out of a World Cup or keeps them from qualifying for one, Mexican fans' criticism of the U.S. pretty much means absolutely nothing.

Anonymous said...

Exactly. Perhaps when Mexico beat us in Hoops at the Olympics, we'll know what it feels like.