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Giving Thanks for Cup Qualifying

BRAZIL 2, URUGUAY 1

ECUADOR 5, PERU 1

PARAGUAY 3, CHILE 0


By Steve Goff  |  November 22, 2007; 10:29 AM ET
Categories:  World  
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¡FUERZA PARAGUAY!
¡FUERZA ALBIROJA!
:)

Posted by: apqjr | November 22, 2007 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Can't ESPN please fire Dave O'Brien and replace him with the commentator from Ecuador?

Posted by: Glaucon | November 22, 2007 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Can we get some love for Colombia, who took 3 points off Argentina at home in probably the biggest story in South American qualifying on the day (Ok, Ecuador's reversal was interesting as well.)

Posted by: mason16 | November 22, 2007 11:51 AM | Report abuse

I mean no disrespect, but Paraguay has to win the award for best national team with poorest league.

The Albirojos always do real well internationally, but their clubs just are not that good.

Posted by: Golazo | November 22, 2007 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Can't ESPN please fire Dave O'Brien and replace him with the commentator from Ecuador?
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I am not a fan of ESPN, period. But Dave O'Brien sound A WHOLE lot better than most of the ESPN commentators. GET RID of Wynaldo or whatever his hame is. He is so rubbish.

Posted by: td | November 22, 2007 12:40 PM | Report abuse

I mean no disrespect, but Paraguay has to win the award for best national team with poorest league.

The Albirojos always do real well internationally, but their clubs just are not that good.

Posted by: Golazo | November 22, 2007 12:35 PM
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No offense taken ;) For the most part, this is true. Even though Paraguayan clubs Olimpia (It pains me very much to say this, Copa Libertadores champions 1979, 1990 & 2002), my beloved Cerro Porteno, Guarani, and more recently Libertad, have done well here and there in international tournaments, the league (and the country for that matter) is not rich, and therefore, the best players are sold as soon as anything better comes along. With a few exceptions, almost all the National team players play abroad.

RE: The broadcasters on ESPN
O'Brien has a wonderful voice but I think the best thing would be just to cover the action on the field. Just like the camera work, too many times ESPN (and FSC and even Telefutura) break up the flow of the game with irrelevant commentary, in-game interviews, crowd shots, replays and graphics. There are plenty of opportunities for this stuff during a game, but if the ball is on the field, that's all we should be looking at or talking about.

I remember complaining about never being able to watch US National Team games. I love being able to complain about other things now.

Posted by: apqjr | November 22, 2007 1:34 PM | Report abuse

"I am not a fan of ESPN, period. But Dave O'Brien sound A WHOLE lot better than most of the ESPN commentators. GET RID of Wynaldo or whatever his hame is. He is so rubbish."

Agreed. Wynalda is worse. However, he doesn't do play by play. Apples to apples.

Posted by: Glaucon | November 22, 2007 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Just Thankful for the Soccer Insider and good news for MLS and DCUnited in the coming year.

Thanks for all your work Goff - Hope everyone has a great Holiday

Posted by: UVA-United | November 22, 2007 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Paraguay is great!

Posted by: David | November 22, 2007 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Paraguay had an extraordinary number of European-based players in the last World Cup...

Posted by: RK | November 23, 2007 12:22 PM | Report abuse

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