Jozy in South Africa Exciting, But It Isn't Everything
As Saturday's US men's tilt with South Africa gets closer, I find myself more excited about this friendly than MLS Cup. A lot of that has to do with the prospect of Jozy getting his first taste of full international football.
I'm really trying to reign in my excitement and happiness for him and the other 80's Babies. Since there is already more than a bit of hype out there about the game, maybe I should try a little harder. And I will, I promise. Right after I hip you to this Jeff Carlisle bit on this very thing and so much more surrounding this Saturday's match.
In the end though, whether the Boy King of New York & Jersey plays or not is of only minimal import. What's more important is how the team as a whole plays, travels and takes in the environment since they will return to South Africa for the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2009 and hopefully the World Cup in 2010. Coach Bob Bradley and the Boys Scouts live by the same motto: Be Prepared.