Margaritaville United

Here’s what a day of baby-sitting will do to a man: I just spent 17 good minutes of my life watching highlights (?) of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches, including Jamaica’s 7-0 win over Bahamas and Guatemala’s 6-0 win over Saint Lucia. I’m all for the minnows having their God-given World Cup chance, but doesn’t it seem sort of cruel and unusual? Is this football, or target practice? (Strangely enough, the 2-2 draw between Honduras and, of all places, Puerto Rico, looked like it might have actually contained some decent play.)

ITEM: Guatemala did a kind of cool goal celebration, in which half the team ran to the touchline, sat down and imitated a rowing crew. Significance unknown. But how gauche is it to whip out elaborate post-goal festivities when you’re beating Saint Lucia?

ITEM: I now know where I’m going if my whole life ever collapses: Saint Lucia, to either coach or play for the national team.

ITEM: CONCACAF sucks. I think the USA and Mexico should pull a “double Australia”, secede and join up with the LatAms. Let Canada and Carlos Ruiz (who scored four against S. Lucia) have their fun.

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About zachdundas

Freelance journalist. Author of The Renegade Sportsman (Riverhead Books). Thank you.
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One Response to Margaritaville United

  1. Zach Dundas says:

    Although, with respect to Saint Lucia, I must note that their top division does contain two great club names:BIG PLAYERS and ELITE CHALLENGERS. I think I’ll sign with Big Players when I head down there.

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