13 February 2006

Can we get Henry Rollins to write "Are you ready for some soccer?"

DCU Preseason Work Underway, Draft Picks Find Net

A six-nil victory over the USA U-17 team in a game featuring a complete line shift is nothing to pay much attention to, unless you're trying to get a read on how good DCU's draft was.

Seeing that the names of Rod Dyachenko and Jeff Carroll found the net is nice. Add two Justin Moose assists and things look interesting. This also provides our first glimpse at what a starting eleven might look like (disclaimer: this is an exhibition game that meant nothing, etc...). First, your wide midfielders were Gros and Moose, indicating that I think DCU hopes Moose can be a regular starter replacing Kovalenko on the right mid. Namoff and Prideaux started, and Erpen came in as a later sub. Eskandarian did not see action due to a groin strain (at least it is not a concussion).

See, this is fun, talking about DCU game action again. I think we're not really going to have a good sense of who is and isn't ready for the season until the Carolina Cup, but it's great just to be talking about things. Yah.