The United States women's national team forward gets herself into a bit of controversy over a goal celebration; the men head to Jamaica; Robbie Rogers just wants to play you know?
June 04, 2013
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Sydney LeRoux says she’s been the target of racial abuse and that her goal celebration Sunday, which drew a yellow card, was a response. The USSF collected some tweets directed at LeRoux, who was born in Canada, and there’s some pretty vulgar stuff including “I hope you die of aids.”
LeRoux took to Twitter to respond:
When you chant racial slurs, taunt me and talk about my family don't be mad when I shush you and show pride in what I represent. #america
Here's a look at the goal celebration, which looks pretty benign to us:
After a hectic, history-making week, Robbie Rogers is ready to return to normalcy and settle in with the Galaxy. He played a total of just 65 minutes over three matches and admits that he’s still shaking off the rust. "I don't feel like I'm that close," Rogers said. "It's going to take some time, some proper training, a lot of work after training over the next few weeks to run and get stronger. It'll take time. How long? I'm not sure." Added Landon Donovan: “He wants to get back to training and playing and get back to being his normal self. I think we're all ready for that, too."
Panama's Roberto Moreno will referee Friday night's U.S.-Jamaica match. He has a reputation for giving cards but only handed out a few in the last red, white, and blue match he worked, U.S. vs. Guatamela in Kansas City.
The CONCACAF Champions League draw got a bit weird yesterday, as the initial draw was thrown out because Mexican and American clubs were drawn together in Groups 7 and 8. Four groups had to be redrawn to spread the teams out. In the end, the Dynamo are in Group 1, Sporting KC in Group 2, Earthquakes in Group 5 and the Galaxy in Group 8. The Impact are in Group 5 with San Jose as the Canadian Championship winners.
Mexico plays at Jamaica in World Cup qualifying Tuesday night. If you’ll remember, Jamaica held El Tri to a 0-0 draw at the Azteca back in February. Did you know Mexico hasn’t won a match in 2013? They’ve drawn all six so far. Check out our full coverage of the Hex.
Apparently Jozy Altidore wasn’t invited out to dinner with Geoff Cameron, Tim Howard, Stu Holden and Clint Dempsey. Way to make him feel included, guys.