Here are a couple of quick free kicks to think about. Of course I would like your reaction and differing opinion:
1.) ACTING TO EARN FREE KICKS, TIME WASTING, POOR OFFICIATING
Now I know a-lot of fans weighed in on this after the Dynamo loss against NE.
This is not the reason the Dynamo did not get the desired result and it is
a poor excuse.
One way to combat the above is simply GET THE GAME’S FIRST GOAL.
2.) MANCHESTER CITY/NEW YORK YANKEES COMBINE TO BUY MLS FRANCHISE
Ok is it time to re-name the New York Red Bulls to New Jersey Red Bulls?
They will be MLS’s 20th franchise in 2015 and it will be interesting to
see how this club is positioned from a marketing standpoint.
I can only see the competition as being good to bring the game of the New York Red
Bulls to a higher level.
I can see it now, Henry jumps to NYCFC!
3.) BOSWELL HEAD BUTT ON IMBONGO
I was once a center back and can say I did a few very irresponsible things to get
sent off. Yes emotion is a part of this game and that got the best of Boswell who
from early in this game was going at it with Dimitry Imbongo the center forward for
The problem here is that he is positioned as a leader on the Dynamo and has less rope
for incidents like this. He is out of the Sporting KC game this Sunday and so likely
is Jermaine Taylor with a should that had to be popped back in.
We could see Eric Brunner and Ricardo Clark at the back with Luiz Camargo and Warren
Creavalle playing a bigger part of the picture.
The ejection was self serving and players are accountable.
4.) IS DORTMUND’S MARIO GOTZE’s head in it?
How bizarre that Gotze is bought by Bayern and it is announced during the Champions
League. The kid is only 20 and very talented but pulled himself out of training today. Is his head going to be right for the big day at Wembley on Saturday?
I am going out on a limb hear and saying this will be a sell-out so get over to Fiesta and get your tickets. Both teams will be loaded with their top talent and I know the Mexican fans will be out in full force.
My question is around Nigerian fans which we know are prevalent in Houston. Will there be a big turn out and how can we get them to support the Dynamo?
6.) FAGUNDEZ ADVANCED FOR 18
I have had some email me and compare him to Dynamo signing Bryan Salazar.
Fagundez is way ahead of the curve in that he signed professional at 15 and
was amongst the first team at 16.
His first season he had 300 + minutes, last year 700 + and now is a bonafide starter
it seems and will blow that out of the water this year at 18 yrs of age.
He was afforded the opportunity to play in NE early on a less competitive team
than the Dynamo, still it is a great story and his savvy and maturity is showing.
I interviewed him on Soccer Matters last night and he seems to have his head on his
Salazar is explosive over a few yards and needs games but they will be tough to find
in MLS with the strength of the Dynamo.
Still it is hard to compare the two as Fagundez already has 30 plus MLS games under his belt at 18.
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