It's still a little strange seeing Alecko Eskandarian in a Chivas USA uniform. But then again, he's only played 13 minutes in six games this season and has been limited in his practice time as well. As this picture taken at Disney's California Adventure attests, though, Eskandarian is a full-fledged member of the team.
I asked him if he felt like he was a part of the team even though he hasn't played or trained much.
I carpool with five of the guys so everyone knows me pretty well and knows once I get back I’ll be ready to step in and contribute as if I didn’t miss a beat.
He can't play, he can't train so his contributions are limited.
Right now I’m doing all I can to be a cheerleader and try and help the guys but it’s really, really tough to know that I can’t be out there with them and can’t help them out.
Once Eskandarian gets back, he should see some playing time. With Ante Razov and Maykel Galindo battling injury, Eskandarian could have put in some serious playing time over the first six games but his groin had other plans.
Anyway, here's a story I wrote from our chat on Monday.