Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rangers Beat Chicago

Sporting KC got an early goal from Soony Saad off an assist from Luke Sassano, and that was all the Swope Park Rangers needed to get the 1-0 win. Things got testy towards the end, as two Chicago Fire players, Daniel Paladini and Kwame Watson-Sirboe both picked up red cards in the 87th minute as the Fire finished with 9 men. Michael Harrington picked up a yellow card in the situation as well.

The only other news really from the game, was trialist, Jairo Rodrigues Peixoto, a Brazilian center back to played in Santos' youth system. Not going to speculate on the likelihood of a signing, but I like that there are more CB's coming in to camp as I still believe that's the weakest part of our team, CB depth.


Anonymous said...

questions for anyone who actually watched this game:
did saad play as an attacking mid in this game? did warzycha play as a center back?

MOUF said...

anon -
it looked like Saad was playing behind Bunbury, a bit higher than Zusi plays that spot. And Warzycha did play CB.

Jairo Rodrigues Peixoto looked very comfortable on the ball, understood space and movement well, and had a good physical look to him. It looked like he got hurt a bit and was subbed off after running into another player. Defense looked a bit more suspect as a whole when he was on the field as opposed to off, but tactics change and the players on the field change, in short, I thought Olum looks better.

saying all this, the only team i have ever selected from a tryout or anything is u9...