Back in June, I noted the story of Santino Quaranta, his battle with drugs and alcohol, his rehab and rebirth as an everyday player for the DC United.On October 23, 2008 Quaranta celebrated his anniversary of sobriety with family.
In the wake of the suspensions of Jon Conway and Jeff Parkes of the New York Red Bulls for using performance enhancing drugs, it is good to see a story about a player who, with the help of soccer and the MLS, kicked a destructive habit and may finally be blooming into a player.
The only question in my mind would be, will Bob Bradley call him into U.S. Training camp in January? I hope so. It would be a big boost to Quaranta, although, right now, I just don't seem him in the U.S. regular squad.