Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Hirsig on the Move?

Yesterday we learned about the upcoming trail for Wizards out-of-contract forward Kei Kamara in France. Today it turns out that the Wizards could be losing Santiago Hirsig as well. There appear to have been some rumors the past few days about Colo-Colo, the historic Chilean powerhouse, signing the Argentine to a contract. In fact in the past two days it seems to have gone from interest to something more likely to happen.

The rough translation of the second article (from today) says "the virtual arrival of midfielder Santiago Hirsig," which would seem to suggest that it's only a matter of time before Hirsig is playing in Chile. I'm not too sure how to feel about this potential move right now. Hirsig showed well at times throughout the season, he showed confidence on the ball and an ability to hold the ball up. But later in the season those abilities weren't as prevalent, he started to lose the ball more easily and the passing that looked so good early on wasn't there. There's also the fact that Hirsig didn't play much late in the season and even returned to Argentina while the season was still going on (although that appears to have been for his settlement with his old club, San Lorenzo). It would help to explain a little bit about why he was left exposed in the expansion draft if he was already planning to leave.


dr gooch said...

It seems like all the players I develop a fondness for (Kei, Hirsig and Gomez) might all be on another team next year. No me gusto.

MOUFWASH said...

Hirsig did a prety good job of distribution and posession but has no ability to go forward or make that unlocking pass. With his habit of assisting the other team I would not be sad to see him go. He is a skilled player, but bad fit for the MLS IMO and our team especially.

Reepicheep said...

MOUF is right. His loss isn't really significant.