My thoughts on Will Bruin, Giles Barnes and todays match:
WILL BRUIN: No doubt the modern striker has to provided hold up play, make good runs, not to mention defend when the ball is lost. It is clear that Bruin has done these things and created chances for himself last year but struggled to deliver the final product.
He is talented but after only scoring ONE pre-season goal (vs Dynamo Academy) in ELEVEN games one has to wonder where he is goal scoring confidence level is today.
Lets hope he scores today and avoids long stretches like last year without goals.
GILES BARNES- he has come in trim and fit and will provide real danger coming from deep but the question for Barnes is can he be disciplined enough throughout the year to stay fit, trim. It’s one thing doing it in pre-season but another to do it for an entire year.
Lots looks good here and Barnes remains the best aerial threat for the Dynamo.
Look for him behind Bruin, next to Bruin and beyond Bruin interchanging positions today against a tough NE backline led by Jose Goncalves.
CHEMISTRY- as I mentioned Wednesday, based on pre-season my feeling is that David Horst at cb and Tony Cascio at right midfield will start with Warren Creavalle out to injury as well as Eric Brunner.
Kofi Sarkodie will be next to Horst and playing in combination with Cascio. Chemistry and learning the qualities of each other begins in real match competition today as Sarkodie and Cascio must lock down the left side where teen sensation Diego Fagundez operates for NE.