Thursday, October 16, 2008
Differing World Cup Fortunes for Rapids Players
Some vital World Cup qualifying games in the past few days involving Colorado Rapids players. Back home in Kingston, Omar Cummings played in both Jamaica games on Saturday and yesterday with the Reggae Boyz winning against both Mexico and Honduras 1-0. Omar came on as supersub in both games for the last 20 minutes. The results mean that Jamaica is back in the hunt for qualifying for the next round but it will be an uphill struggle. They will have to hope Mexico beat Honduras away at the same time as themselves beating Canada at home next month. Things were less happy for Bouna Coundoul with Senegal. The West African team, quarter finalists in the 2002 World Cup, crashed out of qualifying after drawing with Gambia in Dakar last weekend. Senegal were up 1-0 with three minutes to go and would have qualified for the next round given Algeria's draw with Liberia but an equalizer from their West African neighbors saw the Senegalese down and out. Bouna did not get any game time. Maybe the disappointment of one of the better African teams not making it could give the opportunity for Bouna to lock down the number one spot in goal next time round?