Honduran native, coach Chelato Uclés, says Costa Rica is not doing enough to develop their wealth of young talent at the professional level.
Earlier this week, before taking up his new duties in charge of the National program in Belize, he was called in to evaluate the reserves at Alajuelense of Costa Rica’s first division. Chelato says Costa Rica should look at the results Honduras has reaped by integrating their young players into the professional game at the earliest possible stage of development.
The much experienced coach told the local media the entire Honduras under 20 line up that participated in the recent world championship is now in the First Division.
“What happened with the brilliant Costa Rica team that finished the tournament in fourth? They’re not here. Where are they?”
To many Canadians, such concerns sound very familiar.
They are betting on their young players to boost the National Team in El Salvador and proving it with action.
In a meeting of the professional second division Tuesday, changes were decided which will boost the level of competition and facilitate player development.
Beginning next season, the Silver League will cut back from 22 teams to 20 and import players restricted to one per team. The directors say they also do not want to continue as a ”cemetery” for old First Division players so they will be limited to just two roster spots.
The plan is to free as many roster spots possible for under 19’s without compromising competition level. The professional experience will develop better prepared players to feed the under 20 and under 23 national teams.
Is it still the people’s game. A derby only for the rich. Unrealistic ticket pricing is closing the door on futbol for much of Mexico City’s population.
There were only about 60,000 on hand for Sunday’s clasico between America (2) and Cruz Azul (0). High ticket prices are largely to blame.
In a city where the minimum wage sits at about $6 a day and the poorest seats at Azteca fixed at $24, the traditional family outing to the stadium is out of the question. A man could take his two kids but his wife would have to stay home and the entire two week pay cheque would be gone. Life in the monster city is a daily struggle the Club America management apparently has not noticed.
Even at normal prices of $5 to $10 that father has to pick and choose his matches. Futbol attendance in the capital has been on the decline for a number of years. A population that spends a good part of every work day on the subway and buses is increasingly hesitant to make the trek to the upper scale, southern extreme of the metropolis where all three stadiums of the teams that remain in the city are located.
Chiva trademark ruling is much to do about nothing.
In Guadalajara, Chiva owner and food supplement business magnate Jorge Vergara and his Omni Life legal staff say Monday’s decision by the Third Circuit Court is nothing to be concerned about.
Big news circulated Tuesday and Wednesday made it appear Vergara and his CD Chivas Guadalajara SA de Cv would have to cease using the Chiva name and all trademark colours, stripes and logos. All other marketing and television contracts were deemed invalid.
Apparently the action was brought by CD Chivas Guadalajara CA on the part of a partner in the old ownership. By law, the business entity designation CA, which is similar to our partnership designation, became illegal years ago and had to change to SA de CV designation, a form of unlimited capital incorporation. The Chiva business partners of the time changed the entity to conform and it is the SA de CV business Vergara purchased about seven years ago. The court erred in giving status to a CA and Vergara intends ignoring the ruling.
“The futbol world opens its arms to benefit Haiti”, reads one Panamanian press report.
A team of Hispano American superstars of the past will play a match against the Haitian National Team February 26 in Puero Ordaz, Venezuela to raise funds and keep awareness high in Haiti’s long fight to recover from earthquake damage.
Uruguayan Enzo Francescoli, Argentina’s Juan Pablo Sorin, Columbia’s Carlos Valderrama, Ivan Zamorano of Chile and Julio Dely Valdes from Panama lead the competition.