Penalize the goons

April 22, 2005
By Ives Galarcep
The U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame announcements this week went as expected, with three icons of American soccer earning bids. Watching Tab Ramos, John Harkes and Marcelo Balboa be honored, they looked as if they hadn't aged a bit and could take still take the field today.

It was a nice thought until I remembered how Ramos' career ended. The diminutive winger who could terrorize opponents with his fearlessness and lightning first step had his career cut short by the brutality that was, and ...

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