Friday, August 15, 2008

Marsch out

The injury list for Chivas USA grows longer as Jesse Marsch was ruled out 6-8 weeks with a fractured jaw.

Others such as Claudio Suarez and Jonathan Bornstein may be ready by next week's match against San Jose, but Marsch won't be one of them. In fact, the 6-8 week range puts him as possibly returning by late September, best-case scenario.

I'm still trying to figure out how there was no call made on the play. I didn't see the elbow but players around the play did and although they couldn't tell if it was intentional or not, an elbow was thrown. Usually referees are cautious about elbows being tossed around and will err on the side of caution in terms of calling a foul but nothing was called. I don't know if it was intentional or just a dumb boneheaded rookie mistake - ala Stephen Lenhart against Colorado a few weeks back - but I'm guessing if it was the former we'll see a suspension of some sort handed down.


Anonymous said...

So you didn't see it but think a call should have been made? Based on what exactly.

How do you know that it was not incidental contact or the kind of banging that you see on every aerial battle.

Seems like a stretch to me.

I'm sorry to see that Jesse is hurt. But let's first see the video before we start calling for potential suspensions.

Anonymous said...

This is bull, how can you have a broken jaw. Fine galaxy now.

Anonymous said...

and the goat sucking commentary by LB ensues.. if ESPN doesnt have a camera angle on didnt really happen. just like the foul on beckham.

move along, nothing to see here..

soy said...

anonymous above me,
nagamura got a bloody nose
marsch got a broken jaw
talley got elbowed by allen
braun got an effed up leg

and all you care about is goldenballs crashing into atiba.
oh poor goldenballs :(

how dare atiba.

btw, i tivo'ed the game and its pretty clear franklin elbowed marsch going up for an aerial at the top of the box. i dont see how it couldnt be intentional (for positioning).

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Jesse Marsch is perhaps the most underrated player in the league. He should have been Chivas USA's MVP in 2006 because he plugged the sieve that was the team's midfield, thus enabling Razov to go hog wild offensively and helping Suarez cover less ground. He is the team's MVP this season, given the absences and departures of several key players. This man doesn't get his due, and that's a shame.