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El Pibe and Jorge Campos yuk it up!


Look who I found at Books & Books in Coral Gables!! Carlos "El Pibe'' Valderrama and Jorge Campos, he of the colorful goalkeeper jerseys, hosted a chit-chat to promote the Feb. 29 friendly between Colombia and Mexico at Sun Life Stadium. Speaking of friendly, they couldn't have been chattier. Very funny guys, good friends for many years, and super honest. El Pibe went on and on about how the Colombian federation, by continuing to change coaches, is hurting a talented national team. He worries they won't make the World Cup (they haven't since 1998 and that bothers him greatly). Campos sang the praises of Chicharito. Both also reminisced about their MLS days and are impressed with how far the league has come.

"When we played, there were 8 teams and we played each other every month,'' Campos joked.

Read more about their conversation in Sunday's Miami Herald.