Last night was absolutely crazy in Atlanta at the Gold Cup.
// FC Dallas //
It felt like a long time coming for some folks but officially announcing Ezequiel Cirigliano yesterday was a big step forward for FCD. Loads of potential in this guy and he is another young piece to put in the midfield.
No surprise here since they had some time together at River Plate. Hopefully that familiarity will help him get acclimated to the league and to Dallas for that matter quicker.
// MLS //
Well, they got one removed from the books but I don't see Orlando stopping their comments on the MLS refs anytime soon.
Staying with Orlando for a moment. They've had quite the week here. A little back story on this transfer rejection. Last year they loaned Kaka to Sao Paulo to keep him match fit for this year and agreed to two friendlies with the Brazilian club. Neither of those friendlies happened and Sao Paulo never paid them anything (because they are broke) and Orlando thought getting one of their players on a transfer would be a way to call it even. Now the two sides are going to court.
A designed play to cause the keeper to foul you in the box. Genius.
// Gold Cup //
Some of you thought I was crazy to think that the US would have a tougher time than Mexico would with Panama (I'll actually call that one even given last night's results). Still, the US never looked the part in this one and Jamaica made them pay in a big way for it.
First loss in the US by the USMNT since the 1960s to a Caribbean team. Yikes.
The question gets asked, does Jurgen lose his job over this loss? I think not but he is certainly back on some thinner ice.
Yeah, that final minute or so in Atlanta where Mark Gieger called a bad penalty against Panama will go down as one of the most CONCACAF moments ever.