Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Trialists Revealed, and One Player Not Coming

Today before the team's intersquad scrimmage (where Korede Aiyegbusi (blue) and Kei Kamara (orange) scored the two goals as the Blue team went 1-0-1, Orange went 1-1, and Yellow went 0-1-1), the team put out the names of some of the trialists in camp who had previously been hidden under the name Trialist 1-6. There were 4 that KC fans didn't know, there is still one that is labeled as Trialist 1. As for the game itself, only 3 players did not participate, Shavar Thomas for the second straight game and Craig Rocastle are the two under contract, but also Franklin Salas, the Ecuadorian who had played against the Crew was not in the lineup either today.

First, Scott Lorenz, played last season for the NSC Minnesota Stars and went to the University of Wisconsin. Lorenz is a left back per his wikipedia entry and could possibly be the reason that second round pick, JT Murray, was released if he is in fact playing that position with SKC.

Second is the Slovenian mentioned only by nationality in a Tweet by Kei Kamara, Mitja Morec. Morec is a defender who last played for Panetolikos FC in Greece. He's also played in his home country, Austria, Israel, and both CSKA and Slavia Sofia in Bulgaria.

Third, there's Travis Bowen, the brother of Chivas USA forward, Tristan Bowen. I'd mentioned Bowen over the weekend after the game against the Crew because of a picture of him tweeted by Kamara. There's a video of him on Youtube with some highlights.

Finally there is Gor Kirakosyan, who went to Pasadena City College, the same college that former Wizards player, Yura Movsisyan played at before he was drafted by KC.

Also, as mentioned in Gooch's kickoff this morning, it looks like KC has missed out on another attacking midfielder, this one out of Portugal, Rui Miguel. Miguel will instead be on his way to Russia it appears according to the article. Miguel, 27, currently plays for Vitoria SC in the Portuguese first division. Here are some highlights of his play, he certainly seems to have a good touch and ability to find players. Based on the highlights it could be a rough miss for KC.

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