Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wizards Sign Greek Defender

Last night during the broadcast of the Wizards-Rapids game, Robb Heineman announced that the Wizards had made another signing. No, not Omar Bravo, who he said that deal is not finalized yet, but Nikos Kounenakis a Greek defender who last played for Aris Limassol, who was relegated last season from the Cypriot First Division. Kounenakis is a 32 year old, South African born Greek, who has found most of his success playing for OFI Crete in the Greek league. I haven't seen him play, but hopefully he brings some help to the center of defense, where KC still struggles, with Shavar Thomas taking his turn last night in Colorado, getting beat twice by Conor Casey. The one worry is that he has mainly played for lower level sides, and I don't think a lot of people give the Cyprus league much of a thought as a competitive league.

1 comment:

jtreg said...

From an appearance standpoint, the Greek looks ripped and ready, like a thug from a Guy Ritchie movie (photo on The Back Post), unlike Shaver who looks soft in the middle, like a character from a feel good movie. Who knows.