Hace unas semanas conté aquí la oferta que hizo Rafael Esquivel a César Farías de renovar hasta el 2015. Esta fue ratificada tanto por Esquivel unos días después como por Farías en su carta de despedida.
Si el técnico hubiese tenido intención de irse luego del partido de Paraguay (como…
GOOOOOL. I want to cry.
Holy God, long live football!
GOOOOLAZO, Diegol… it’s something that will make you cry, please forgive me.
Maradona with a memorable jaunt in the greatest play of all-time…
A cosmic kite, from what planet did you come from in order to leave so many Englishmen along the wayside.
So that the entire country become a clenched fist and root for Argentina.
Argentina 2- England 0
Diego Armando Maradona, thank you God for football. for these tears and for this Argentina 2, England 0.
Goal call by Víctor Hugo Morales of Maradona’s incredible goal against England in 1986.
O Football Talent Spy dá um passo decisivo rumo à internacionalização, apresentando-se por estes dias no Brasil. Representantes do Software de Scouting para Futebol totalmente made in Portugal, na empresa de Braga F3M, vão reunir-se com diversas entidades…
One of the things that makes me so happy and proud about living in South Florida is that it is unlike any other part of the US. It truly is another country and sometimes that is a good thing.
One of the times of the year when you feel the difference is during Thanksgiving. Of course there are places where the turkey and ham envelope a house and people unbutton their pants because they don’t fit after the feast. That is always the case.
What makes us different down here is the food that we eat down here. The melting pot of flavors come together in the ultimate fusion of culture and
Turkey? Yeah, you’ll see it around, maybe stuff with rice and beans…but not as frequent as the famous ‘Caja China” (Chinese box) where they slow roast a lechón (pig)… down here in Miami if you don’t have a lechón asado in your backyard, it aint San Givin. it takes hours upon hours and lots of effort but the satisfaction when you see people gushing over the moment the softness pork and the crackle of the skin combine and the taste has no comparison.
Can you find sweet potatoes or yams? Absolutely. But down here we’ll go with the yuca, thank you very much. Yet another part of Caribbean cuisine, especially Cuba, that you have to eat to truly understand. The yuca when it’s boiled to and then you add mojo (not the South Beach drink). Mojo is the accompaniment of the yuca that consists of garlic, sour orange and and cumin. I guess you could consider that the Cuban version of gravy. But with lots and lots of sazón.
Or maybe a good equivalent, based on taste alone, would be maduros. Those are fried ripe plantains. Mind you I stress the ripe part because that is where the sweetness of the plantain come from. Unlike tostones or patacones, the salty variation of the plantain when it is fried while still being green. What San Givin is complete without “moros con cristianos” (Moors and Christians)?
Some people in Iowa or Idaho must be trippin’ out on what I just said. Yes, that’s the name for black beans and rice. As far as the variations, well there are as many different as there are Cuban cooks or Argentine asado masters. Now, depending on whose house I go to… I might get some congrí. That is more east Cuban and they use red beans there at times.
Each house you go to, you’ll find a different recipe. But you still have to put in the usual portions of olive oil as well as chicken stock, vinegar, cumin, peppers or whatever else you could imagine.
This year for Thanksgiving, people will have the pleasure of tasting my wife’s Argentine empanadas. Add to that the possibility of some ceviche and papa a la huancaína in the process. Depending on the household, there’s a different dish. Way too many to be able to give due justice to them all. If you’re the type that goes to different houses for Thanksgiving, here in Miami, it’s like going to a different country. That is the beauty behind it all.
But overall it’s the people. The yelling, the screaming, the loud music. At the same time, being able to take a step back and reminisce about what the holiday is about- from a non-historical sense, that is- and you appreciate the company you are with. Whether it’s sharing a beer or being dragged out on to the dance floor one thing that every Latin community has is that zest for life.
It’s reflected in the foods and their tastes, textures and near-ceremonious preparation. My dad always told me that in Miami, Latinos love “out loud”. I never got what it meant until I lived in Bristol, Conn. Their food is sometimes as loud and exciting as the people that love out loud as well. Kisses and hugs constantly exchanged along with beers and, well in my family’s case, aguardiente.
They are exuberant in their welcomes and reunions… and this is before being drunk at 2:30 in the morning.
More importantly, we know know that we are just less than a month away until Baby Jesus magically puts presents in empty boxes that have been under the Christmas tree for three weeks around midnight and no one saw him do that. Well, that’s because no one is paying attention. Everyone was drinking and dancing. Damn, that is one skillful baby. Trust me, it’s even more confusing than the Easter bunny to explain.
I promise to put up pics for you to get an idea of “San Givin”. In the meantime, you guys enjoy the holiday.
Mexico is a team you would want in your group. Here is a list of teams that have been in Mexico’s group in previous World Cups and how they’ve fared.
1998- Netherlands ***
1970- Soviet Union****
1962- Brazil *, Czechoslovakia**
1958- Sweden **
1954 Austria **
* World Cup winner
Note: 1978 World Cup had had no QFs or semis. Tournament had second group stage. Both Poland and West Germany advanced out of group.
In 2002, Italy were knocked out in round of 16.