Thursday, July 17, 2008

Depth up top

As promised, here is a link to the feature I wrote on Roberto Nurse, Chivas USA's latest signing.

Of course, I forgot to take my camera down from the press box to the mixed zone so I didn't get a chance to snap a shot of him.

On Sunday, I expect Nurse to start. I think that by throwing him out there against New England you not only give him another chance to acclimate himself to the league, you give either Atiba Harris or Ante Razov a rest, and we saw how a well-rested Razov changed the game on Wednesday.

Harris has done okay. During Chivas' three-match win streak earlier this season, Harris was a man possessed. He's settled down somewhat and still sometimes runs a bit reckless. If he were a little more aware of certain things, he'd be pretty useful. As it stands, though, he has his hits and misses.

It'll be interesting to see how the forward line sorts itself out once Papi gets back. Maykel Galindo has been gone for basically the entire season. Once Preki looks at his lineup and sees Ante Razov, Maykel Galindo, Atiba Harris, Roberto Nurse, Justin Braun and Alecko Eskandarian there, he may salivate.


Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Chivas USA has open practice today at HDC?

L.B. said...

The team is off on Friday. They'll train in Fullerton on Saturday. The Revs will too.