Remember all those good times the two-time MLS MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto had in Columbus with the Crew? GBS was surely one of the league’s best ever foreign imports, the captain of his club, and an MLS Cup winner in 2008 just to top it all off. Well Schelotto’s last professional football game ever, which he played this past week, wasn’t quite in the same realm of awesomeness.
After a couple of years littered with speculation about whether Guillermo would leave Columbus in favor of playing for La Gimnasia Plata, the club he started his career with back in 1991, that’s just what happened at the start of the 2011 season, with the diminutive playmaker returning home to play his final season as Gimnasia’s captain before calling it quits at the age of 38.
But Gimnasia struggled most of the way this season, culminating in a devastating 1-1 draw at home to San Martin and condemning the club to its first relegation in 30 years. It’s not your fault, Guillermo! We know you’re still great, even if you didn’t really end of the highest of notes. So let’s look back on some fond memories of a Boca Juniors and MLS legend set to an awful soundtrack of Kevin Rudolf, shall we?