Brian Phillips quasi-liveblog of the US-Mexico game included a few somewhat unflattering descriptions of one aging icon: Cuauhtemoc Blanco. While I secretly hope/believe/suspect Brian was sarcastic, it has to be noted that Blanco is no longer the bunny-hopping, swashbuckling forward of yesteryear. He also does not play defense. Yet, his head-fakes and feigns continue to ripple nets at both the MLS and international level.
Let’s take a look at some of Blanco’s typical passing plays:
And now check out some Steve Nash highlight plays.
At least in my mind, only one question reminds: is Blanco the Nash of MLS, or is Nash the Blanco of the NBA.