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Copa America Centenario Matches in Houston

Sunday night’s group draw for the upcoming Copa America Centenario has established what matches will be played in Houston.

On June 11, Columbia and Costa Rica will face off.  Columbia is a highly talented squad featuring stars James Rodriguez of Real Madrid and Juan Cuadrado of Juventus.  Costa Rica is an up and coming squad having qualified for the 2014 World Cup Finals and having won the Central American championship.  CR may feature the best keeper in the tournament with Real Madrid’s Keylor Navas.

On June 13, Mexico will take on Venezuela.  Expect NRG Stadium to be rocking with a rabidly pro-Mexico crowd.  Mexico features a strong attack with Javier Hernandez of Bayer Leverkusen (finally getting to play after riding the pine with Man U).  Chicharito has now scored 21 goals while winning 3 Bundesliga player of the month awards.  Giovani Dos Santos of the LA Galaxy also knows how to find the net as an attacking midfielder.  And Mexico is strong in goal with Memo Ochoa.  Venezuela will have a tough time on hostile ground.  They do have a strong defense led by center back Oswaldo Vizcarrondo Araujo of Nantes.

Red is predicting that the semi-final match to be played in Houston on June 23 will feature Argentina and – wait for it – the United States.  That match would likely shatter TV viewing records in the US for any non-World Cup Final match.  Hopefully, Red will finally have a chance to see Lionel Messi in action.


Jade Helm 15 Update

Red was really starting to think this whole Jade Helm 15 thing was a bunch of hooey, when lo and behold Red heard that Lionel Messi and Argentina was going to be in Houston for a match against Bolivia on Friday.  That got Red to thinking about why two South American teams would come all the way to Houston to play a so-called “friendly” against each other when there are umpteen places either in Argentina, Bolivia or somewhere in between that could host this match.  So Red is naturally suspicious that this is a big scheme by Obama (socialist, Kenyan, Muslim terrorist sympathizer that he is) to encourage more illegal immigration – who else watches soccer anyway? – and further erode the Tea Party’s chances of putting their man in the White House before it’s too late and they all die off.  So when all the illegals take a moment off from committing criminal acts and taking handlouts from the feds while watching the nefarious socialist sport of soccer, the jack-booted thugs will be getting busy rounding up our women, children and most importantly guns.  It’ll be easy for them to spot the true patriots because they will be the only ones not mesmerized by Messi’s magical moves con la pelota.  So take Red’s advice, suffer through 2 hours of futbol (as they call it).  It will be worth figuring out exactly what is “offsides” in order to keep the JBT’s away from your WCAMIG’s.  Sacrifices must be made lads.

Vigilantly yours,