Saturday, March 17, 2012

1st Cap for Olman Vargas

Just read that Vargas has been called up to the Costa Rican National Team. Appears to be his first call up. World Cup qualifying begins later this year.

The international calendar looks to line up for the World Cup qualifiers so the Columbus Crew players getting semi-regular time for their national team will have busy years along side Vargas.

Those Crew players:

Olman now with Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago with Julius James and (possibly) Kevan George, Venezuela has Emilio Rentería, and Jamaica's own Shaun Francis.

Those WC Qualifying dates:

Friday, June 08, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Friday, September 07, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Most national teams have four more friendlies in front of the Qualifiers.

Reminder that the Olympics are this summer, as well. Those teams will be filled with mostly under 23's.

2012 Major League Soccer (change your calender) will have a "herky jerky" feel to it, to be sure (change your calender).

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Picture above is of Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica (and Georgetown grad) holding a Spain Jersey when they visited late last year. Learned me a little Central American politics today. Goodness.

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