Ivan Guerrero: Anti-Quakes and Fire? Or Just Pro-United?

1 08 2008

No, I’m not talking about the natural disasters (of course he is anti-disasters, right?), but the San Jose Earthquakes and the Chicago Fire. Our friends over at Behind the Badge posted a lovely introductory video of Ivan Guerrero (below). He talks about how it is difficult to only practice one day with a team before playing in a game with them, but that he’s a professional and is ready to play. Great! I can get behind professionalism. When asked about the trade from San Jose to DC, his response: For me, [DC United] is the best team in the league. Yes, that is DC United who currently sits 11 points off the lead in the East (admittedly 7 points above former team San Jose), has lost their last 4 games, and currently has a losing record for the season in MLS play. But evidently, San Jose can suck it (my editorial comments, not the comments of Ivan Guerrero). He then throws out that he wanted to play for DC when he was in Chicago. I’m still trying to figure out if that is a lack of team loyalty (to Chicago and San Jose) or evidence of extreme team loyalty (to current team DC). How does a player manage team loyalties off the field (because clearly you would like to slaughter all opponents during the match, former teammates or not). Any thoughts?

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