BoriQa's profile

Name: Jose Carrillo
Location: Puerto Rico & Toronto
Member since: January 13, 2008
Last visit: February 04, 2008

BoriQa has posted 6 links and 22 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room and 2 columns.

Sports Bio

New York Yankees
Toronto Argonauts
Puerto Rico Islanders
Puerto Rico National Soccer team
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Raptors
Toronto Rock
Canadian National Hockey Team
Canadian National Curling Team

Recent Links

Puerto Rico: Emerging Caribbean Soccer Power?: With over two years of inactivity at the international level, Puerto Rico had sunk to a lowly ranking of 196 of 207 prior to this last two week’s return to action with successful warm-up friendlies against Bermuda and Trinidad & Tobago. The seeds of a renaissance were planted in 2004 with the birth of the Puerto Rico Islanders in the USL First Division . Now, as Puerto Rico heads toward World Cup qualifying, the island’s top club team and National Team are on the cusp of becoming regional powers.

posted by BoriQa to soccer at 07:18 AM on February 01, 2008 - 6 comments

World Soccer: Puerto Rico aiming for 3rd victory in a row: The Puerto Rico National football team is playing Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday January 26th in their third friendly warm up game before they meet the Dominican Republic in the 2010 World Cup Qualifiers in March.

posted by BoriQa to commentary at 06:45 PM on January 23, 2008 - 0 comments

Lacrosse: NLL Weekend recap, news & quotes: --- Tavares makes history as the Buffalo Bandits (2-1) hold on to defeat the New York Titans (1-1) 17-13. Current NLL champion Rochester Knighthawks (1-2) fell to the Philadelphia Wings (2-0) 15-14. Toronto Rock (2-2) defeats the Edmonton Rush (0-2) 14-9

posted by BoriQa to soccer at 09:28 PM on January 22, 2008 - 7 comments

World Soccer: January Friendlies Update: Puerto Rico is on a roll with victories 2-0 and 1-0 over Bermuda last week in preparation for the first phase of the 2010 World Cup qualifying that begins next month in the Caribbean. The last time Puerto Rico won as many as two games in a row came in 1993. Among some of the other friendly results: Barbados 3-2 Antigua & Barbuda, Guyana 1-2 Grenada, and USA 2-0 Sweden. Still to play in January are Haiti vs. El Salvador, Puerto Rico vs. Trinidad & Tobago, El Salvador vs. Estonia, and Iran vs. Costa Rica.

posted by BoriQa to soccer at 10:54 AM on January 22, 2008 - 6 comments

World Soccer: Puerto Rico sweeps Bermuda - 'General' Clarke undefeated with the National Team: The Puerto Rico national team swept Bermuda 2-0 and 1-0 in the World Cup Qualifiers warm up friendly series played January 16 &18 at the National Sports Centre, in Hamilton, Bermuda.

posted by BoriQa to commentary at 06:31 PM on January 20, 2008 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

Puerto Rico: Emerging Caribbean Soccer Power?

Sorry to upset you terrapin, it was not my intention. You may not be a world soccer fan, and I can understand that. Soccer is not as well supported in the US, as say the NFL or NBA. But there is an increasingly bigger following of soccer in the US that would appreciate this article, which meets, to my knowledge, the guidelines of the website: A good FPP requires a sports related link that has not been seen by most people, is interesting in content, and will foster discussion among the community. For one, the article shows the strong development of the game for Puerto Rico; which you might not care of; but many others do, including players and teams in the USL. Second it shows how well Colin Clarke is doing in live after the MLS. He got fired in the MLS and now is commanding a ship that has potential of reaching a FIFA World Cup (if you don't care about soccer you might not care about the World Cup either). Thirdly, it talks about how the Puerto Rican national team is giving additional chances to US players that might never have a chance to play for the US in the World Cup, to still play in a World Cup with the Puerto Rican team. That's very important to many US players and their followers. So, in summary, my post is not a GYOFB moment, but actually an IDCASDRSL (If you Don't Care About Soccer, Don't Read and Skip to the next Link). Just because the article doesn't fit your interests, doesn't make it a bad post. Thanks for posting your comment, helping to foster discussion among the community.

posted by BoriQa at 07:06 AM on February 03, 2008

Lacrosse: NLL Weekend recap, news & quotes

Good question! I was wondering the same thing...

posted by BoriQa at 06:11 PM on January 23, 2008

Leafs fire G.M. Ferguson

It was about time Ferguson got fired!!! Now lets put another inept in the job. Hopefully, we can't do any worse... Right now we are 2nd to last in the overall standings.

posted by BoriQa at 08:52 PM on January 22, 2008

World Soccer: January Friendlies Update

>> Have you considered writing a column instead of these updates? Thanks. I'll consider it next time.

posted by BoriQa at 08:50 PM on January 22, 2008

World Soccer: January Friendlies Update

>> would you happen to know how Taylor Graham is eligible to play for Puerto Rico? All you need to play for PR is to be a US citizen and to be nationalized for Puerto Rico (means that he agreed [and signed] not to play for the US team) >> Also do you have a link to last Wednesday's game recap that doesn't require a subscription... Try: and

posted by BoriQa at 08:46 PM on January 22, 2008

Lacrosse: Buffalo Bandits forward John Tavares tops all-time NLL record.


posted by BoriQa at 09:22 AM on January 21, 2008

World Soccer: Puerto Rico shutouts Bermuda again!

Another news link on the 2-0 win on Jan 16:

posted by BoriQa at 12:10 PM on January 20, 2008

Fear Strikes All: Doug Glanville Explains Why Steroids Hit Baseball

Another excellent article!

posted by BoriQa at 11:17 AM on January 20, 2008

Inside Man: A Bronx Tale

Excellent article!!!

posted by BoriQa at 11:16 AM on January 20, 2008

Rick Nash. Goal of the year.

Awesome! A goal Nash will be remembered by...

posted by BoriQa at 11:13 AM on January 20, 2008

Legendary Canadian sportscaster Don Wittman dies.

May he rest in peace. He was the voice of curling. He will be difficlut to replace, but live must go on, and whoever replaces him have big shoes to fill and a standard to follow.

posted by BoriQa at 11:10 AM on January 20, 2008

U.S. downs Canada 5-2 to win first women's world under-18 hockey championship

Congrats to the US Womens team. Defeating a superior opponent shows they are getting better.

posted by BoriQa at 11:04 AM on January 20, 2008

Soccer Is As American As Apple Pie

Absolutely love soccer too! The USL ( is actually a more fun league to watch than the overpaid and commercialized MLS.

posted by BoriQa at 11:02 AM on January 20, 2008

RIP Sir Edmund Hillary

Extraordinary man indeed. May he rest in peace.

posted by BoriQa at 11:03 AM on January 13, 2008

Simon suspended 30 games

Kick him out! Why wait 9 strikes? He struck out already in my view.

posted by BoriQa at 11:00 AM on January 13, 2008