Juan Pablo Angel is the Jackie Robinson of DP's
Since the inception of the Designated Player Rule there have been eight men to hold such a title. This Sunday Juan Pablo Angel will be the first to participate in MLS Cup. I hope he wins but if he doesn't I'm going to buy him this ribbon to mark the occasion.
Goal.com's Pat Walsh studied the whole DP situation and came back with this piece today. Basically New York has come up trumps in the DP stakes thanks to JPA's scoring and leadership. Not bad at all considering he's not got the name recognition of Blanco or Beckham nor is he surrounded by the same quality in supporting cast that Emilio and Gallardo.