Wednesday, September 5, 2012

9/5/2012: Higuain, Guillermo Comparisons

Here's my view on all the comparisons between Guillermo Barros Schelotto and Federico Higuain (some Crew fans are already saying Higuain is better).

My feeling is there is room for another famous Argentine in black and yellow, without denigrating the work of the last one.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto 37 goals and 57 assists in 110 total games..

Federico Higuain 3 goals and 6 assists in 5 total games.

Higuain is off to a torrid start, it's been fun, and it's good we have another motivated DP. But, kind of early to compare Schelotto and Higuain.

And who cares who is better.. I'm just glad that the Crew finally got off of their butts and found another Argentine maestro to pull the strings in midfield.

The formula seems to work for us, so from here on in let the NYRB's and LA Gal's go after the aging European superstars (Tim Cahill in the same amount of games as Federico has 1 goal, no assists) whereas let's keep hitting up Argentina for the lesser known GBS and Federico types.

Pretty soccer everyday trumps a Pretty face, pretty name

Still, despite a torrid start, Crew fans need to not get carried away with Higuain is way better than Guillermo talk.

Guillermo has something Federico has yet to get a MLS Cup trophy. Guillermo still has 34 more goals and 52 more assists in the black and gold. Further, Federico has come to Columbus way younger (27 instead of 35), so it's unfair to compare his legs with those of a 35 year old Guillermo..

In no way a complaint that we got a player like Federico in his playing prime, :-) at 27 instead of 35. But, still, comparing a player at his prime with one that's on his last hurrah doesn't make sense.

Additionally, each player goes through their peaks and valleys (unless Federico is superman, maybe he is). I hope Federico keeps peaking, but if he continues at this pace, how could he not get noticed by bigger clubs around the world?

The guy is a baller, who must of not of been in the right roles in Argentina.

He's probably exceeded everyone's expectations and I hope he stays with us for a long time, and challenges Guillermo Barros Schelotto's legacy.

But, there's still a lot of soccer to be played.

However, if himself and Arrieta could keep propelling Columbus to a late Eastern Conference challenge and another MLS Cup appearance then may be the time to debate who's the best Argentine, even if I rather just say both are pretty damn good, and were lucky to have had and have both, and leave it at that.

I do have a feeling Higuain can take a team on his back and get Columbus another MLS Cup. That's one comparison I would like to make between him and Schelotto.


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