Thursday, January 31, 2008

More Wizards Trialists

George Shook files another great report on Wizards practice for the Kansas City Soccer Review. In it, he gives us an update on former Wizards goalkeeper, Chris Snitko. Snitko, 35, was drafted by the Wizards in the 1996 college draft. He played in 26 games for the Wizards before being traded to Chicago during the 2000 season.

Shook also had information on 2 more trialists that are in camp with the Wizards right now. The first, another goalkeeper, Eric Reed. Reed, played for the California Victory of USL-1 last season, playing in 23 games going 4-13-6 with 5 shutouts and a 1.39 GAA. He also had 1 shut out in the Victory's run to the third round of the US Open Cup. Since the Victory folded after their first season, Reed is now looking for a team. From what I saw of Reed's play last season in games on FSC, Reed looked like the one bright spot of a bad team. I think he could definitely come in and challenge Eric Kronberg for the number 2 keeper position.

The other player on trial is Andrew DiCicco, son of former women's national team coach Tony DiCicco. DiCicco played at San Diego St. from 2003 through 2006. He scored 5 goals his senior year when SDSU went 9-6-4. I've been unable to find any information on where DiCicco played last season, if anywhere, though.

3 comments:

mizzouligan82 said...

Andrew didn't play anywhere last season. After graduating in May, he was Director of Soccer Operations at his alma mater.

http://goaztecs.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/dicicco_andrew01.html

mizzouligan82 said...

did some more digging, looks like he played some indoor. for the san diego fusion of the premier arena soccer league in their 06/07 season and then for the socal fusion of the national premier soccer league in 2007. here's his bio:

http://www.nationalpremiersoccerleague.com/ssp/bio?p_id=394

M said...

Wow, so SDSU lists him at 5'7", and the SoCal Fusion list him as 5'10". 3 inch difference.

Thanks for the extra info.