Cué makes good on Clásico wager

After the first Super Clásico, Chivas USA president and co-owner Antonio Cué sported a personalized Galaxy jersey and green hair to boot.

Tuesday, Cué again had to make good on a bet. This time, Galaxy President and General Manager Doug Hamilton had a more useful payoff.

The Home Depot Center temporarily became Cué's Car Wash Center as Cué himself, with the help of a few ChivaGirls and Chivas USA staff, washed Hamilton's car as well as a slew of others after the Galaxy beat Chivas USA 2-0 on Saturday.

Cué took a sponge and washed down Hamilton's sports utility vehicle, wiped down the hard-to-clean spots with a towel and even got inside and cleaned out part of the car's interior, though not with a vacuum. Hamilton was impressed with Cué's attention to detail.

"Great service," Hamilton said. "I think I'll come again."

After finishing with his car, Hamilton gave Cué a wad of dollar bills for his effort. Cué seemed surprised, laughed, and went back to the car to give it one last once-over.

All in all, Cué seemed in good spirits despite the early-morning wash.

"I was in a good mood today because change is in the air and we are going in the right direction," said Cué, who dismissed Thomas Rongen from his coaching duties Monday and is reportedly close to announcing the hiring of Hans Westerhof.

Since Cué has already paid up on two occasions, would Cué continue to bet against Hamilton and the Galaxy?

"Of course I would," Cué said. "I still believe in the team and if you believe, why not?"

In fact, Cué said he insisted on another, more drastic offer.

"Hair," Cue said. "The loser would have to cut his hair off but Doug has little of it so he wants to protect it ... they rejected it but I'm going to insist on it. They just need to accept."

For the next Super Clásico, scheduled for July 16, Cué said one person will come away with a different hairstyle.

"I'm going to have to keep pressuring them to accept my offer," Cué said. "If they are that confident in their team, they should make that bet. At the end of the day, they did beat us on Saturday so we don't really have a lot of room to talk."

Luis BUeno is a contributor to MLSnet.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Soccer or its clubs.


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