Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hejduk Watch: Week of August 15th

We continue our absurd weekly mission to document the season of Columbus Crew and team captain Frankie Hejduk.

Why, you ask? Well because we want Hejduk to become the National Spokesperson for the Free Beer Movement. His steadfast commitment to American soccer and, of course, beer is above none.

Read our post, "The Case for Frankie Hejduk" and there will be no doubt in our mind that Captain Free Beer is the right man for the job.)

In any match that your side loses 0-2 your team captain and right defender has to shoulder some of the blame, right? That was the case this past weekend as future Free Beer Movement National Spokesperson Frankie Hejduk and his Columbus Crew fell to Real Salt Lake.

Captain Free Beer was up to his usual recklessness picking up a yellow card in the 48th minute. You know... nothing like warming up for a second half of soccer with a poorly timed tackle.

Despite the disappointing team performance, Hejduk could hang his hat on some fantastic defending in the 34th minute, down 0-1, our man Frankie laid out to make a goal-line clearance of RSL's Fabian Espindola's shot.

The guy has still got it folks! Just waiting for Coach Bob Bradley's call now!

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Our Frankie Rating: Surfboards Out of Surfboards

A loss is a loss for Hejduk and company so that holds down his rating for this week. A goal-line save for the long-hair handsome man saves face and shows the FBM why we'll always be in his corner.

USMNT Status:

No word on any possible call up for the upcoming October friendlies, but as discussions continue between Coach Bradley and the USSF and new coach may have room in their squad (or coaching staff!) for Frankie Haircut.

About Frankie:

Read his Major League Soccer profile.

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