Care to elaborate on that? I know they would have played against each other in MLS, but is there something specific beyond that?
Just my general feeling talking to the two of them both before and after the game. I have come to realize in this past couple of years that people that stay in sports by coaching are some of the most ultra competitive of them all. They are almost addicted to being competitive. As Colin Clarke told me when I asked him in an audio interview this spring, (previewing the RailHawks) how competitive are you?He answered, "I am the most competitive person I know."
Manny and Eric have had their paths cross many times over the years, as players in MLS, on the Nat. team etc… Eric invited Manny out to dinner on Friday night. Manny doesn't ordinarily do this because he likes to keep a competitive edge. Then Eric tells me after the game in an interview that he kept from Manny purposely that he was going to start Jahbari Willis because he wanted to surprise Manny with that choice to throw him off.
I am also sure that Manny didn't want to be the guy to give Eric his first win. I have been told that these coaches in the league are friends off the field in the off season but during the season, look out.
Hey bq, maybe you need to look at the game again before you single out 3 midfielders for struggling saturday night.
Wow!That is a great idea. I think I'll try that next time.
As hairygrump said, it wasn't fun choosing on that one. I'm open to hear your pick. It could have been no one or anyone in my opinion. Anyone but Hlavaty, Takada and Ibarra. OH! That's right. Reminder to self, go back and watch that game.