Last night in San Pedro Sula, Honduras got handled easily by Paraguay 3-0, and unfortunately Marvin Chavez hobbled off in the first half with an ankle injury that will likely keep him out of Saturday's game at New England.
Marvin Chavez spoke with Honduran media after the match and since we don't get to hear from the little mosquito that often, I enlisted the help of Chamo Jones, Antonietta Collins and Ben Hernandez to help me out translating this interview. Thank you to all 3 of them!
For cliffnotes, Marvin basically says that he thinks he will be out about a week or so, that he loves Dallas and he loves Schellas. And we love him back.
MC: The inflamation has gone down. it was a slight sprain. I was happy to hear the diagnosis from the doctors.And now to recuperate as quickly as possible for my team.
Question: It is worrisome because you were on good form with your club FC Dallas. An injury would be tough thing for you at this time.
MC:I have faith and I am convinced that I will recuparate as soon as possible.
Q: How long have the doctors said that you will be out?
MC: I think that keeping a positive attitude is key. In my mind, I will be back in a week.One week of doing rehab hard, and back with the team training and playing after that.
Q: You don't wan't to let up at this stage of the season with FC Dallas...
MC: Of course. That was the first thing that I thought of when I suffered the injury and had to leave the game. I have been playing well in MLS, and now I have to try to heal myself. I have the support of all the people, and that makes me want to get back out there as quickly as possible.
Q: This is reminiscent of the time you got injured in Tegulcigalpa playing for the national team against El Salvador. Do you remember that?
MC:Yes. I haven't been able to play for National team as much as I would have liked due to things that happen in soccer.But I don't think, I hope, that it isn't anything serious, and I am ready to work hard to get back. The national team is not at fault, these things happen in the game, and i am convinced that i will be playing in a week.
Q; Let's talk about your club FC Dallas, they have been playing very well, they also are playing in the ConcaChampions...
MC:It has been an unforgetable experience. I thank God. I am very happy with what is happening with the club. We are working to continuing the growth of this streak. I believe that the group is convinced and concious that we have not won anything and there is still a lot coming our way.
Q:We have seen the Galaxy and Columbus play against Honduran clubs, but we have been really impressed with the soccer that Dallas plays.It was a shame that you didn't win the championship last year.
MC:Yes, I believe Dallas has improved. In the past couple of years, we have been playing excellent soccer. I believe that the coaches and the player always step on the field giving their best effort. I think Dallas is one the best clubs in MLS along with the Galaxy. We are hoping to do well and bring home what we all want, the MLS Cup.
Q: Your coach always has positive things to say about you...
MC:I appreciate coach very much. I am very happy. And I feel the responsibility to respond to his trust by working hard, continuing to grow as a player, as well as a person.
Q: Do you have a goal for this season
MC To win MLS Cup, and to make the national team.