- 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?