I caught the 8v8 today scrimmage today using only half of the regulation field. Injuries - Ronnie O'Brien who twisted his foot on Tuesday (yet kept playing) was on the sidelines, Marco Reda, Maurice Edu, and Greg Sutton. Joey Mello was applauded a few times by Sir Mo as he led many of the attacks, together with Richard Asante, and Paulo Nagamura who served as floaters from team to team. Nagamura is a great distributor of the ball. Toronto native and former Colorado Rapids defender Ricky Titus was in attendance but not on the field. Bob Gansler looks to be in charge of the technical coaching side of things directly on the field with Sir Mo keeping a watchful eye over proceedings. Again the young keepers looked out of their realm today.
The "Chinese" import (it has not been confirmed he is from China) played up top and more centrally, and put at least one goal in. He was less noticeable than yesterday when playing out wide. Funny thing about him is that he never wears shin guards. He didn't play with as much flair today save a couple of chances. He probably needs more conditioning though, as he too looked tired. His partner looked to be Jeff Gonsalves who had a couple of chances. Jim Brennan was again hardly noticeable. The central defender had a British sounding accent, (I thought it was Carl Robinson at first) but I'm pretty sure now it was Andrew Boyens. Boyens took out one of the younger players very hard on one play, and perhaps injured him as he limped around. Chris Pozniak made a couple of mistakes as the young players again showed little mercy. Matt Palleschi scored a great goal from a terrific build up - Sir Mo applauded loudly. Jamall Smith again looked steady. Adam Braz was never really tested. He did score a weak goal from the sideline that alluded one of the young keepers. Sir Mo was extremely frustrated by that goal yelling out - "that shouldn't happen at this level."