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Video: Mexico at Saprissa

By Steve Goff  |  September 6, 2009; 10:11 AM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , CONCACAF  
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Dos Santos is quite a player. And he seems like a decent guy on the pitch. Makes it hard to dislike him like I do most of the Mexicanos on that team.

Posted by: delantero | September 6, 2009 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Aint having a good coach something?

Posted by: UnitedDemon | September 6, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Yep I can hear all the apologists now; we played poorly because the turf made the ball too bouncy bouncy.

Posted by: Charisma_Man | September 6, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Stupid Costa Rica...based on that very chippy 1st half, all they had to do was go up 1-0 and we would have seen the most epic meltdown ever seen by Mexico leading to yellow/red cards galore leaving them shorthanded for their next game (home vs. Honduras).

Then Dos Santos has to ruin it all. Dos Santos is the best player in CONCACAF and probably top five in all the Americas right I way off base???

Posted by: LAfanofSI | September 6, 2009 12:30 PM | Report abuse

I don't speak more than a few words of Spanish. Did the announcer say that Costa Rica had 2 players sent off? It looked that way from the gaps in defense.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | September 6, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Dos Santos is good. Barca is probably wishing they didn't let him go. His little brother is trying to make it on with Barca, but he's not nearly as skilled as Giovani. I think he's playing like the best player in all of central and north america. He is young and his confidence continues to grow. He will torment the US for years to come, much like Donovan use to do to them.

Posted by: Bucky_Badger | September 6, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse


Dos Santos is in a great run of form for Mexico, so yes, he's probably one of the best CONCACAF players at the moment. But all of the Americas? No, I don't think so. Brazil and Argentina alone (in spite of the albiceleste's poor showing yesterday) have enough quality players to keep Dos Santos out of the top 20, not to mention the top players from the other South American countries.

How much has Dos Santos been playing for Tottenham these days? Any Spurs fans on hand to enlighten me? Also, good form is temporary, but class is permanent. The jury is still out on whether Dos Santos will be the best Mexican player of his time, let alone the best in the entire region.

Posted by: Miles_Standish_Proud | September 6, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

The same turf field that BB and others whined about playing on at Saprissa. Mexico seemed to handle it just fine.
BTW, dos Santos is a sick player. He will have a big coming out party in S. Africa next year.

Posted by: FrancoNiell | September 6, 2009 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Of course FrancoNiell would talk about Gio "coming out"...;-)
That being said, Gio's preening is irritating. His little Messi/El Nino putting the bangs that are too short to put behind your ears thing was nauseating enough. This new thing he's doing to fit in with his compatriots is repulsive. Get a freaking hair cut kid.

Posted by: DadRyan | September 6, 2009 11:43 PM | Report abuse

dos santos is awesome. he has fun out there...

Posted by: wordup1 | September 7, 2009 2:02 AM | Report abuse

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