DeRosario called up for Canada v Costa Rica 9/12 [R]

Discussion in 'Houston Dynamo' started by anderson, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. anderson

    anderson Member+

    Feb 28, 2002
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    DeRo has been called up to play for Canada against Costa Rica in Toronto on Sep. 12: click here.

    This game will take place between this Saturday's home game against RSL and next weekend's road game at LAG.
     
  2. Marquez

    Marquez Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    Houston
    As long as he doesn't miss any MLS time and comes back uninjured.

    Other than that, I hope he has a great game.
     
  3. Bispham Seasider

    Bispham Seasider New Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Bispham
    Club:
    Blackpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Excuse my ignorance, but does MLS always continue when there are International matches as with right now? Just thaty here both the Premiership and the Championship have no matches this coming week because of International call ups. And below that level, I think the ruling is that if a team has 3 or more players called up for Internationals then a match can be postponed until a later date.
     
  4. DrLudicrous

    DrLudicrous Member+

    Jun 28, 2002
    Houston
    MLS has decided to keep playing through everything, including the World Cup.
     
  5. Art Vandaley

    Art Vandaley Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 22, 2006
    New Hampshire
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In America we do it our way!!!!!! (Regardless of logic)
     
  6. FigoTX

    FigoTX Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    H-town, TX
    Well, hopefully he gets his shooting boots back and starts ripping some more goals. It would be great to have the old DeRo back for the last part of the season, especially the playoffs.
     
  7. anderson

    anderson Member+

    Feb 28, 2002
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS teams have historically operated under very inflexible scheduling constraints. Primarily, teams have had to deal with being tenants (sometimes the third tenant) in stadiums whose schedules they didn't control. There's also the fact that the winters in many markets in North America make drawing a decent crowd for MLS very unlikely during those months. And there's also the consideration that midweek games generally draw more poorly than weekend games. So, you're left with having to schedule a full 30-32 game regular season schedule from about April through about October. It's just very hard to take much time off during that period, given all the other constraints.

    Now that more MLS teams control scheduling in their own stadiums, you would think that some more flexibility will be possible. But the reality is that those stadiums are really multi-purpose venues, not exclusively soccer stadiums. The MLS schedule still has to work around things like concerts, high school football, X-Games, etc. that the MLS operators also schedule in those stadiums. That's just the economic reality of trying to keep a reasonably high level, professional, first division soccer league in business in the US.

    Also, just for comparison purposes, the Brazilian national league also runs from about April through about November and has usually only stopped play for the World Cup. They don't usually take weekends off for mere FIFA match days. IIRC, they don't even usually stop for other tournaments, like the Copa America.

    (I believe I've also seen games in the Mexican league on the same weekend as FIFA match dates, but I may be recalling incorrectly.)
     
  8. CanuckFan

    CanuckFan Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Calgary
    Club:
    FC Energie Cottbus
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Party time for Pwamme as he gets to play in his home town with the nats for the first time in 7 years.
     
  9. El Naranja

    El Naranja Member+

    Sep 5, 2006
    Alief
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That would have been good for us cause...

    We wouldn't be dealin with all these freakin' injuries right now

    That would have been bad for us cause...

    We wouldn't have seen the emergence of Holden and Ashe, nor the Shut-Out Streak.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. El Naranja

    El Naranja Member+

    Sep 5, 2006
    Alief
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't get to used to seein him up there, ok? :p
     
  11. Hungryjack

    Hungryjack Member+

    Jul 8, 2006
    Houston
    I would not be surprised in the least if Canada's entire goal crew comes down with last-minute head injuries and they once again have to turn to cyborg-Onstad for leadership.
     
  12. anderson

    anderson Member+

    Feb 28, 2002
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. Dynamogal

    Dynamogal Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good job, DeRo! Now come home.:D
     

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