Blanco Comes Up Swinging

Blanco Comes Up Swinging

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 9, 2008
  • 4 Comments
  • Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Marc Burch, US Open Cup

As many of you have heard by now, Chicgo Fire midfielder and DP Blanco got a bit headed last night in the Fire’s 2-1 overtime loss to DC United in the US Open Cup. Blanco took his frustrations out on DC’s Clyde Simms and Marc Burch. The video highlights below (no audio) show the punch to Simms.

Blanco and Burch were both red-carded for violent conduct.

The league is looking into this matter and apparently the on the field issues aren’t the only thing from this. Apparently according to sources, Blanco also headbutted a DC United official on his way out of the game. No photos or video of that yet but still it sounds like a sticky situation for the Mexican star. To me it sounds like emotions are boiling over due to his club’s recent form.

You be the judge.

Here is a video where you can see Blanco punch at Simms at about 28 seconds and then slow-mo at around 40 seconds. Towards the end you can also see Blanco head back towards Simms.

  • occupant

    &quot;This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Major League Soccer, LLC&quot;<br />
    <br />
    It's bad enough that we had to listen to the crapfest of a game on internet radio, but now MLS takes down what little footage of the game that exists. If USSF and MLS would put some money and advertising behind this tournament, it could be huge. At the very least televise the games, especially the quarters and semis. I love the US Open Cup. It's both exciting and bizarre. Last night a USL team's coach subbed himself into the game, f-ing amazing. USSF and MLS need to get clue.

  • occupant

    “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Major League Soccer, LLC”

    It’s bad enough that we had to listen to the crapfest of a game on internet radio, but now MLS takes down what little footage of the game that exists. If USSF and MLS would put some money and advertising behind this tournament, it could be huge. At the very least televise the games, especially the quarters and semis. I love the US Open Cup. It’s both exciting and bizarre. Last night a USL team’s coach subbed himself into the game, f-ing amazing. USSF and MLS need to get clue.

  • bill clinton

    send this guy back to mexico… ban him from MLS…. he's not an all star…. he's an asshole

  • bill clinton

    send this guy back to mexico… ban him from MLS…. he’s not an all star…. he’s an asshole