Ruiz going to the Olympics IF...

Discussion in 'LA Galaxy' started by 100fuegos, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. cleschke

    cleschke Member

    Aug 16, 2004
    Fullerton, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, Lionel Ritchie and the spaceship were classics that can never be topped!!!!!!:rolleyes:
     
  2. Soccer Obsession

    Jun 13, 2007
    Pasadena
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    so.... Guatemala lost, ruiz not going to the olympics. Congratulations to the US boys who did make it though.
     
  3. Spry

    Spry Member

    Apr 25, 2006
    Pasadena
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Yeah but LD expressed interest in going during the pregame show of US vs Canada. This came as a surprise to me, but thinking it through, he's been forthright about scheming for change and hoping for bid in England. So naturally Donovan will want the publicity.
     
  4. shannonhills

    shannonhills Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    West Hills, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought Donovan was completely tied to L.A. because his wife's career is here. I read his quote about how stoked he'd be if he were ever approached by a Premiereship team, but I haven't seen anything indicating that he's "scheming for change." Admittedly, though, I'm not up to speed -- is Donovan really looking to move???
     
  5. crookeddy

    crookeddy Member+

    Apr 27, 2004
    Probably not. Simply "considering" it.
     
  6. Spry

    Spry Member

    Apr 25, 2006
    Pasadena
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    I remember him coming out on record and saying he's interesting in giving Europe another try. More specifically England. Exactly when is unkown, but you gotta figure it'll be sooner than later.
     
  7. FlapJack

    FlapJack Member+

    Mar 3, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I think this is probably more about a 2nd chance for LD, and LD's desire to win something for the US. Remember he played against Mexico when they lost in semis and failed to qualify for 2004 Olympics. If things had gone differently, he might not feel a need to try and right that wrong, but somehow I don't think success with the full national team (see 2006 WC), or success with his club team (see everything after '05 MLS cup: 2006-2007 seasons, 2007 Superliga final) would have helped to lessen his desire to prove himself.
     
  8. GunnerUSA

    GunnerUSA New Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    USA
    The US wants to win this tournament. They will send their best. How many chances does a national team have to win a major trophy? Few, in any player's career. The US will take their best 20 U-23 players plus Donovan, Howard and Beasley as their overage players.
     
  9. iride_mybike

    iride_mybike Member

    Mar 31, 2004
    DFW
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Beasley is not going to the Olympics. He is hurt and will more than likely not be anywhere near ready to go by then.
     
  10. ashaman112

    ashaman112 New Member

    Aug 30, 2004
    Moreno Valley, CA
    Don't be so sure...
    http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2008/03/beasley-on-the.html
     
  11. Cyclonis

    Cyclonis Forza Juve

    Jul 12, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I for one, love Olympic soccer, and find the idea of a competing tournament with the World Cup, appealing, but the phat cats at FIFA won't let it be what is should be, so I'll settle for a under-whatever+3overage tourney. Couldn't Donovan always deny a callup like Kaka did for CopaAmerica?

    I just know that in other countries people sit around TV's and radio's to hear the medal count in the Olympics and think that soccer should be able to represent at it full potential. + A USA gold medal in soccer will do wonders for the credibility of our league seeing as how major footballing countries such as Italy and Argentina only have one gold medal, whereas Brazil has none! If it hurts the Galaxy... well then no, but still, I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss this tourney.
     

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