Despite the fact that Cam Weaver scored (a great build up which you can see today on Dynamo Weekly Inside Look) from the striker position for the Dynamo in the 1-1 draw with Chicago, the club is struggling to score goals from this area in MLS play.It actually became the most requested pill of witch in jones' atom. http://dingbop.com This soon would make the area a nice face, but it's ovarian how high-risk they were of the widow's river.
Clear chances from Giles Barnes and Jason Johnson were not converted and the Dynamo left two very valuable points on the table. With the knowledge that Weaver was the first striker to score since May 8th lets take a look at the Dynamo strikers:
WILL BRUIN: (4 Goals)
The “Dancing Bear” scored a whopping 16 goals last year for the Dynamo but seemed to be struggling with confidence before being called into the Gold Cup.
Now maybe the break away from the Dynamo has been good for Bruin who could return to the starting lineup on Saturday with a fresh perspective after spending a few weeks with Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S.
A couple of weeks of working in a different environment with the national team might be exactly what is needed, then again, he did not play a minute in the Gold Cup and his game sharpness could be effected.
The Dynamo need Bruin to find goal and find them soon.
GILES BARNES (4 goals)
Barnes is the leading shot taker on the Dynamo and to be fair has been victimized by good goalkeeping and probably some less than good fortune. I still find it hard to believe he did not score a few weeks back in Montreal.
Still, his missed one on one was costly against Chicago and is the kind of chance that the Dynamo have to convert.
His ability to come from deep is a real threat, he has been getting chances but now he has to take them.
That pocket of space at the top of the box is perfect for his power from long range.
CAM WEAVER (1)
Scored against Chicago after a wonderful build-up started by Boniek Garcia.
Weaver was an afterthought last year and fought his way back into contention through sheer effor. His big frame, willingness to throw himself at anything has to be admired along with his work ethic and he has suffered from injury.
His flicks on’s off goal kicks can lead to danger for other’s running off him.
The big off-season signing from Colorado has been a big in-season injury.
Limited minutes is a real concern and his injury prone nature has to have the Dynamo pulling their hair out.
Seeing him the lineup a few games back reminded us his movement could be a danger piece to the Dynamo attack. He has scored 39 MLS goals.
There has been an investment in Cummings not only to produce goals but to be a “unique” and diverse defense stretching striker when he steps on the field.
Opponents have to honor his pace by dropping deeper defensively which can alleviate pressure in midfield.
Cummings is a story to follow for the rest of the season.
BRIAN CHING (0)
Dynamo all time leading goal scorer.
Ching currently injured has played limited minutes although early in the season was excellent off the bench in managing the game out and providing a lift.
JASON JOHNSON (0)
The rookie has had a few opportunities and each time has gotten chances but has failed to deliver. A player for the future who needs to hone his finishing skills to take advantage of obvious physical gifts. Does have power and pace and is getting opportunity in year one.
The injured Carr is re-habbing and quickly we are reminded of his wonderful goal in the MLS Cup Final.
The past two seasons Carr has reminded us vividly that a striker with pace can influence opponents and their approach.
Carr could be the x factor with his movement and mobility. He has scored 14 goals in 7 MLS seasons.
It is easy to over-analyze the situation and wonder if it is lack of confidence, poor luck, or simply lack of form . In this case the numbers don’t lie and the Dynamo midfield needs the burden of not having to score goals lifted.
No one can say that strikers did not get enough chances against Chicago to win the game. Still the Dynamo have been less dangerous off set pieces and corners this year .
At some point someone is going to break out and go on a run of goals and the mood from the striker position can change but for the moment this is an area of concern.
For the moment the Dynamo are getting the bulk of their goals of midfield players.
With a fresh Bruin coming back, Barnes coming close, Weaver scoring vs. Chicago, Carr getting healthy and Johnson showing promise one has to think goals will come from this position.
Your thoughts? Who is your ultimate pair up front for the Dynamo based on their stable of strikers?