Saturday, October 31, 2009
Blanco Back in Mexico
In a move that is somewhat akin to bringing in a retired Goldman Sachs CEO to shore up flagging sales at the local tire retailer, once the Chicago Fire season is up, Cuauhtémoc Blanco will return to Mexican soccer with the second-division squad Veracruz. He'll presumably stay through the end of the spring season, at the end of which Veracruz of course hopes to vault itself back into La Liga. I have no idea how successful they will be in that endeavor, but I can say with certainty that it will be odd to see Blanco, who is the most famous and one of the best active Mexican stars, laboring alongside ten unknowns in small, dilapidated stadiums on third-rate cable channels.