Thursday, July 26, 2012

Collin, Espinoza, and Angevine News

Some player news for you today.  First, more on the injury to Aurelien Collin from last night.  Collin posted on Twitter that night that he had suffered a facial fracture after his challenge on Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien.  Sporting KC announced today that Collin is set to miss 1-2 weeks because of the injury.  When he comes back, he'll end up wearing a mask to protect the injury for a little while after that.  Collin though seems to think that he can come back quicker than that, and seems to want to play this weekend.  Tonight on This Week in Sporting, Collin also confirmed that he had suffered a small concussion and blacked out momentarily after the collision as well.  A scary moment.  In the mean time, with Collin out that would seem to put Lawrence Olum into the starting spot along with Matt Besler.  That isn't horrible as it will give the two time together before the US Open Cup final on the 8th which Collin was set to miss anyway due to suspension.

Espinoza and Honduras

Roger Espinoza and Honduras opened their Olympic campaign today with a game against Morocco in Glasgow.  Espinoza started for the Honduran team and played the entire game in the midfield, picking up a late yellow.  Honduras got 2 goals from New England Revolution forward Jerry Bengtson after falling behind 1-0 early.  Morocco scored an equalizer shortly after Bengtson gave Honduras the lead and the game ended 2-2.  Honduras' next game is on Sunday when they take on Spain at St. James Park.  Spain lost their opener, 1-0 against Japan, and one of the pre-tournament  favorites will be looking to avoid putting themselves on the edge of elimination in the game.

Angevine Officially Signed

Today Sporting KC officially announced the signing of local goalkeeper, Scott Angevine.  Angevine becomes the 4th goalkeeper on Kansas City's roster along with Jimmy Nielsen, Eric Kronberg, and Jon Kempin.  He also becomes the 7th player from the Kansas City area on Sporting's roster, joining Kempin, Matt Besler, Kevin Ellis, Kyle Miller, Seth Sinovic, and Michael Thomas.  The signing puts 29 players on Sporting KC's roster at this time, one short of the roster maximum of 30, but that's not counting Oriol Rosell, who is expected to sign. That likely means that unless KC makes other roster moves, they're not going to be making any other moves.


Nathan Martin said...

My thoughts exactly on Collin, as long as this isn't the start of a rash of concussions, the rest for Collin and the trial run for the Open Cup final centerback pairing are positives.

Need the Spanish to step up against Honduras.

Host PPH said...

Wow, It sounds awful to have a facial fracture. It is something that I wouldn't like to suffer.