"Defending this team is like trying to nail jello to the ceiling."
Nor was Hudson talking about his former squad D.C. United, which overcame a dodgy red-card decision to take a 2-1 win over Chivas Guadalajara in the first leg of their Copa Sudamericana clash. The home side played some nifty soccer in the opening 45 minutes, but had to survive a Chivas onslaught over the last half hour playing a man down. Can the MLS club make the lead hold up next Tuesday at Estadio Jalisco? Sadly I seriously doubt it.
Hudson was talking about Barcelona. Playing without Ronaldinho their last two matches, Barca has put on a simply spectacular show. The reason: Lionel Messi. The Argentine kid was mesmerizing against Sevilla and Real Zaragoza. I can't find the highlights of those matches, so you'll have to make do with this cheeky Messi golazo from the summer against Mexico: