July 23, 2015

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 5 comments

Andres Guardado of Mexico, after a controversial penalty kick was awarded his team against Panama in last night's Gold Cup semifinal, made a bizarre admission: He was tempted to intentionally miss the PK because the call was unjust. "Yes, for a minute, yes [I considered kicking it wide] but in the end, we are professionals and you think about the times you have been on the other side and the hearts of the other team's players aren't moved," he said. "Whether it should have been a penalty or not, that is not our fault."

posted by rcade at 11:52 AM on July 23, 2015

You'd almost think there was a conspiracy.

posted by yerfatma at 12:00 PM on July 23, 2015

Costa Rico should've been playing last night, Panama should be playing Sunday. Mexican Soccer should tell CONCACAF they can't accept the gifts.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:23 PM on July 23, 2015

Mexico's last four goals in this tournament have been three penalty kicks and an own goal. That's a hell of a gameplan right there!

posted by bender at 01:54 PM on July 23, 2015

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