Gold Cup 2011: Tim Howard Says "CONCACAF Should Be Ashamed of Themselves"
Tim Howard Has Pointed Comments for CONCACAF at the Conclusion of the 2011 Gold Cup
U.S. Goalkeeper Tim Howard was not in the best of moods at the conclusion of the Gold Cup. Not that anyone would expect him to be. The U.S. had just blown a 2-0 lead en route to losing 4-2, and then they had to watch Mexico claim the 2011 Gold Cup.
What was not expected was that it was the watching that had Howard fuming and not the process. The post game ceremonies, which were held in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, were conducted in Spanish.
Howard was visibly upset at the awards ceremony, and he spoke to the press afterwards. Here is Howard as quoted on ESPN:
CONCACAF should be ashamed of themselves. I think it was a f*#!*@* disgrace that the entire postmatch ceremony was in Spanish. You can bet your ass that if we were in Mexico City, it wouldn't be all in English.
Howard then proved that it wasn't all sour grapes as he went onto add:
But that's not why we lost the game. They've got some special players who put us in some bad situations.
ESPN reported that Ben Spencer, a spokesman for CONCACAF, declined to comment about the situation. Howard's aggressive comments are going to force CONCACAF's hand—at some point, people will expect a response.
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