Monday, July 27, 2009

USA and Miami FC lose, Ultras at Republica Deportiva and more

It was a tough Sunday in many ways for the Miami Ultras. Once again we were invited to attend Univision's Republica Deportiva for the USA vs Mexico Gold Cup final. Everything was great, confidence was high. The Mexican fans chanted their typical Mexican tunes while the Ultras began to drown them out with our incessant USA! USA! USA! One of us started to yell "USA es tu papa" (USA is your daddy!) and that became the hymn until the second half when the Mexicans were awarded a penalty. It was to mark the end for the U.S. After that we received such a whooping that it will last us a life time!

I've always been a critic of Bob Bradley, never liked his methods or tactics, but his recent good luck at the Confederations Cup and now the recent Gold Cup results; considering we played without any first team players (save Ching who I never thought was that good anyway) will preserve him inevitably as the coach, even though we lost another final this time by 5-0. Ouch!
Asking for his head is futile at this point. Too close to World Cup Qualifying to do that and we've managed to stay in it and should make it to the WC unless some major catastrophe develops.
The Ultras were crushed by the USA loss and to add insult to injury while on the Univision set we received the information that Miami FC also lost against the Carolina Railhawks 4-0... read more HERE . it was not a good day for the Blues and a terrible day for the Ultras.
Check out some pictures at Univision:

For more pictures check out the Ultras site
I need to point out 2 great pieces over at the Miami Ultra site. First, Robert Scorca's piece on the history of South Florida Soccer. He takes us back to the days of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers! Great pictures and great history check it out HERE
Derek Reese then takes us on a ride with his dream piece "If I were a billionaire" with Stadium pictures and enough detail that I do hope somehow Derek becomes a Billionaire!

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