NOTES FROM PRE-GAME TRAINING

- March 23rd, 2012

NOTES FROM TRAINING – MARCH 23

-Stefan Frei was treated on the pitch for 10-15 min. before being aircasted and leaving on crutches Friday. From my angle at the half-line, it looked as though Frei’s cleats caught the wet surface while entering a harmless tackle just outside his area. His weight appeared to cause a bone in his lower leg to fracture. More news later …

-My money is on head coach Aron Winter going with four in defence tomorrow, with Eckersley, Harden, Aceval and Morgan across the back line. Winter used it throughout training although he denied having made a decision following practice.

-Adrian Cann continues to progress. Cann was in full-team training and moved fairly well. He was vocal and looks close to a return, possibly as soon as 10 days.

-I spoke briefly with Torsten Frings as he concluded his individual workout. The German told me he’s feeling “okay” with a shrug. Expect the timeline (4-6 weeks) for his recovery to remain the same.

-Following training Winter said the club watched video of San Jose’s 1-0 loss to Houston last week. He went on to say the club will be ready.

 

Projected starting 11 following pre-game training:

–Plata——Koevermans—–Soolsma

——————Johnson——————

——–Dunfield     De Guzman ©———-

Morgan—-Aceval—-Harden—-Eckersley

——————–Kocic———————–

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