Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Espinoza Wanted on Loan (and other Wizards News)

If Roger Espinoza is going to make the Honduran World Cup team, it appears he'll be doing it in a Wizards uniform. Apparently after their game against the United States, Honduran coach, Reinaldo Rueda that Espinoza was looking to secure a loan move to a team in the Honduran league to help improve his chances of being selected. According to the article, though, Peter Vermes has refused a loan move for Espinoza, with C.D. Platense being the club listed in the article. It's an interesting move that is going to have a big affect on whether or not Espinoza goes to South Africa this summer. From reading Espinoza's quote at the end, the coach obviously wants him playing and right now is not sure if Espinoza will be playing as much under Vermes. Of course with Claudio Lopez still out of contract, it could be Espinoza's opportunity to claim the starting left wing spot.

In other news, Thad posts an update from the second day of preseason, the first day with the ball. We find out that there are a couple players still in town from the tryouts, including former Wizard, Nelson Pizarro, who scored a rocket of a goal today according to Thad. With all the goalkeepers in camp you have to wonder whether or not the Wizards expect Kevin Hartman back this season.

In scheduling news, the Swope Park Rangers appear to have their first game of the season schedule, as the St. Louis Lions of the PDL tweeted today that the Lions will be in KC playing the Wizards on May 5th. Depending on the MLS schedule this seems likely to be a reserve game.


Anonymous said...

The Wizards do not have league games scheduled the weekend before or the weekend after May 5th for what it's worth.

Anonymous said...

The schedule isn't out yet, unless you know something.