Blanco “Issues” Apology

Blanco “Issues” Apology

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 14, 2008
  • 4 Comments
  • Cuauhtemoc Blanco

Chicago Fire midfielder and designated player Cuauhtemoc Blanco issued an apology in regards to last week’s craziness in the US Open Cup that he caused.

“I sincerely regret my inappropriate actions during the game against D.C. United on Tuesday. I disappointed my Fire teammates and coaches, D.C. United players and staff, Major League Soccer, the U.S. Soccer Federation, and all our fans. I’m truly sorry.”

Blanco will miss the Fire’s next Open Cup game in 2009 due to the red card he received in the match. The U.S.S.F. runs the Open Cup and has yet to announce if Blanco will be suspended beyond that.

Don’t expect the suspension to come down anytime soon though. I kind of see the U.S.S.F. to wait out the next couple of weeks until after the MLS All-Star game. I also don’t expect the league to come down on Blanco for his action since it was not a league game. Sure they don’t want to look bad about the ordeal but their hands are tied until the U.S.S.F. does anything.

What do you think about his apology? Good enough or not enough?

  • Kevin

    I'm not sure how true it is, but on MLS Rumors they say that USSF will suspend him for 5 Open Cup games and $5,000, and is giving MLS an option to suspend him for 2 league games. <br />
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    I sure hope it happens. He's a plague to the league.

  • Kevin

    I’m not sure how true it is, but on MLS Rumors they say that USSF will suspend him for 5 Open Cup games and $5,000, and is giving MLS an option to suspend him for 2 league games.

    I sure hope it happens. He’s a plague to the league.

  • ……… John Elve

    Without players like Blanco and Barbie Beckham, this could not be called a &quot;profesinal league&quot;. Grouw up!!!!!!!!!

  • ……… John Elver

    Without players like Blanco and Barbie Beckham, this could not be called a “profesinal league”. Grouw up!!!!!!!!!