FRC: Seattle-San Jose USOC [R]

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  1. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    Does anybody really care?

    Sawatzky represented everything that is wrong with US soccer!
  3. Bman

    Bman Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    Beverly, MA
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I kinda care. While I recognize now he's not as skilled as some, he had heart and always gave 110% out there. Which is more than could be said of some of his team-mates then.
  4. jw

    jw Member

    Feb 18, 1999
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At least I knew SOMETHING, (for better, or worse), was going to happen in the last 15 minutes.

  5. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    "Sawatzky represented everything that is wrong with US soccer!"

    * Which is?

    -The Magpie
  6. Owlsfan

    Owlsfan Member

    Jun 22, 2000
    He certainly wasn't a very skilled player at the MLS level -created a lot of excitement with those steaming runs -problem was he didn't have control of the ball or even the ball most of the time.

    Still, as others have said, you couldn't fault the guy for his level of effort, which always appeared to be 110%. You've got to like that -particularly in view of some of the other more skilled but less apparently motivated players the Revs have had.
  7. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    Senseless run-and-kick.

    Not to say that there's nothing "right" with US soccer...
  8. moacir

    moacir New Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Figueira da Foz, PT

    STRIKE FORCE: Four Sounders are among the A-League's top 10 leading
    scorers: 1. Ching (12 goals, 6 assists, 30 points), 2. O'Brien
    (7-11-25), 4. Darren Sawatzky (9-6-24), 6. Viet Nguyen (8-6-22).

    (From SoccerAmerica)

    ...more than Pineda-Chacon... :)
  9. John Lewis

    John Lewis New Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    Darren has been one of the better players (read: higher scorers) in the A-League since the day he left the Revs. Perhaps he found his level, or perhaps his game continued to develop. He certainly had the raw materials, if not the polish.
  10. melmax

    melmax New Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Somerville, MA
    I for one really miss Darren. He always was an injection of excitement and energy as well as passion that I don't feel we have coming off the bench anymore. I remember Jimmy Young always saying- 'he makes things happen' and he did!
  11. Jeff

    Jeff Member

    Apr 14, 1999
    Alexandria, NOVA
    Reminds me of an old song the Rev Army used to sing:

    "Unleash the Beast

    Still remember the game winner in the home opener vs. Tampa in 97. Not the greatest skill, but always hustle which resulted in more than perhaps it should have. Also wonder if he's run into the lead singer from Whitesnake anymore. :)
  12. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Classic, Jeff!

    If you don't remember this, back at the Meet the Revs in 96, they were showing interviews of the players on the jumbotron, where they were all asked the same questions. One of them was something like "what was the most exciting moment of your career" where most players talked about winning a championship at another level or scoring a key goal in a big game, etc. Sawatzky said his was when he got to go backstage and meet the lead singer from Whitesnake.

  13. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    Gawd, how about some appropriate lyrics to summarize the history of the Revs?

    "I don't know where I'm going
    But, I sure know where I've been
    Hanging on the promises
    In songs of yesterday...

    Tho' I keep searching for an answer,
    I never seem to find what I'm looking for
    Oh Lord, I pray
    You give me strength to carry on,
    'Cos I know what it means
    To walk along the lonely street of dreams..."

    The Magpie

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