DC v. Chivas: This Time It's Personal

Like another person or two...presumably, anyway...I got a little excited with Monday's news that DC United would compete in the Copa Sudamerica. The guys at The DCenters got excited enough to list the field, which allowed for dreams of a DC v. River Plate to wax in the mind. Failing that, I was pulling for a tie against Bolivia's Jorge Wilstermann (poor guy....1 v. 11...).

Then, of course, came word that DC would drew CD Chivas de Guadalajara, a tie that would reprise the two clubs' CONCACAF Champions' Cup thriller(ish experience...sorry, I was a neutral). The rematch angle prevented this from being a total anticlimax - and we'll definitely learn a bit more about how Major League Soccer (MLS) stacks up against the Mexican Primera.

So, while this tie lacks the sense of the exotic, it's doing its bit to build up the U.S. v. Mexico rivalry. Good enough. Now, what are the odds on this being televised?


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