This is likely the final MLS season for Chivas USA defender Claudio Suarez, one of the true gentlemen in the league.
Suarez graciously sat down for an in-depth interview Monday, spending about an hour reminiscing about his career.
Left out for space reasons were the following nuggets:
*Best moment of his career – lifting the Confederation’s Cup in 1999 as Mexico’s captain.
*Worst moment – being accused of doping in 1997 during the same tournament. Suarez was eventually exonerated completely by FIFA.
*Toughest opponent in MLS: New York Red Bull striker Juan Pablo Angel.
*Toughest opponent he’s ever faced: Argentina’s Gabriel Batistuta.
Incidentally, while I was chatting with Suarez, the Chivas USA reserves were beating their FC Dallas counterparts 3-0 Monday, with Ante Razov getting two goals.
The Galaxy reserves, by the way, lost 2-1 to Houston Sunday, despite a Bryan Jordan goal. The Galaxy reserves fell to 0-2-1 with the loss.