2010 Preseason Trialist Thread

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by United fury, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. United fury

    United fury Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since Goff has now reported United will give trials to two more players, I guess its time to make a thread to keep track of trialists that come in to camp. So far here are the first few:

    Quiarol Arzu
    Jermaine Taylor
    Three-Boys Gumede :)D)
    Barry Rice
    Daniel Wasson
    Lyle Adams

    Am I missing any?
     
  2. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1) I believe Mr. Gumede's first name is Two-Boys and,

    2) Andrew Quinn, who recently trialed at Glasgow Rangers, was added for GK depth, since Troy will be at the US Nats camp.

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/soccerinsider/2010/02/dc_united_trialists_in_bradent.html
     
  3. MagpieFan

    MagpieFan Member+

    Apr 25, 2004
    Back in DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's great they're bringing a lot of new trialists in, Ben will need the help shoveling this week.
     
  4. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
  5. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From Notre Dame's web-site:

    "Born May 6, 1987 • son of Tony and Kyung Quinn • father is a photographer for Soccer America"

    I did not know that until now. Thanks!
     
  6. jason1551

    jason1551 Member+

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    Not really. They leave for Bradenton tomorrow.
     
  7. BigKris

    BigKris Member

    Jan 17, 2005
    Falls Church, VA
    New thread on BigSoccer tomorrow: "Help Ben Olsen tip back bannana daquaris."
     
  8. MagpieFan

    MagpieFan Member+

    Apr 25, 2004
    Back in DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If they wanna get out of here, they better leave now!

    I know two people with flights tomorrow that have had them cancelled already and are juggling to see if they can even make their conference out west this weekend.
     
  9. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000
    I like Tony. Andrew is a nice enough kid. However, I like my GK to be more mobile. There are better GK options.
     
  10. canikickit82

    canikickit82 New Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    ray burse, anyone?
     
  11. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We don't need any more GKs. Quinn was brought in to pre-season camp as an extra body, since Perkins is in Nats Camp.
     
  12. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
  13. BigKris

    BigKris Member

    Jan 17, 2005
    Falls Church, VA
    Ooooooh, tasty tidbits... an 18-year old forward is always an exciting prospect, and I L-O-V-E that we've got academy players in the pipeline that we're looking at as potentially graduate-able!

    One or both of these could be the next young star-in-development that we missed out on in the draft...
     
  14. BigKris

    BigKris Member

    Jan 17, 2005
    Falls Church, VA
    BTW, a Google search on Arnolin Guity turns up nothing...
     
  15. Eastern Bear

    Eastern Bear Member+

    Feb 27, 1999
    Great Falls, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    ... Is that like 'otto' parts?


    ... sorry for the movie reference. I always do this to myself. Rep to anyone that gets it.:p
     
  16. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    I was thinking more of Otto Mann

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Cantankerous

    Cantankerous New Member

    Apr 15, 2003
    United country
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I must be going blind. When I saw his name, I read 'Guilty'
     
  18. jason1551

    jason1551 Member+

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    I keep reading good things about Najar, so I think it's only a matter of time before he gets signed to an academy deal. He keeps coming in to these preseason sessions for the experience (at least the last two seasons), but I think it's a continued evaluation of whether he's ready for the jump to the pros or not.

    Also, with this many international players being brought in, I have to think that some of the oldguard may be on the outs, specifically Kocic, Khumalo, and Shipalane. Those three offer the least bang for the buck for production and could be replaced by domestic or develomental-type players.
     
  19. Untroubled by Reason

    Dec 5, 2007
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's not your vision. It's your conscience. ;)
     
    2 people repped this.
  20. Cantankerous

    Cantankerous New Member

    Apr 15, 2003
    United country
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What have you heard? Who's been talking?
     
  21. garbaggio

    garbaggio Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Arlington
    Yeah, I did the same and got the same results. I wonder if his name has other spellings. Something should turn up, even if he were just a rookie somewhere in the Honduran league
     
  22. jason1551

    jason1551 Member+

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    I think it's very telling that the team has skewed towards younger players as trialists rather than older players. A year ago, we were looking at Roger; this year we're looking at Arzu and Taylor. The trend is definitely skewing younger, and it wouldn't surprise me if any additional signings, i.e. non-trialists, went this route. I have to think that at this point of the season we might have the youngest average player in all of MLS. That's very telling for a team that was definitely on the other side of that figure over the last few years.
     
  23. Baysider

    Baysider Member+

    Jul 16, 2004
    Santa Monica
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Oly: What's your name, kid?

    Otto: Otto.

    Oly: Otto parts?


    Sorry for the intrusion, but I love that movie!
     
  24. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Najar is a beast. At least he seems to be against guys his own age. I went down (or over) to the soccerplex in germantown on multiple occasions in the last 18 months to see the youth teams play. Najar is simply a bad boy. He has great ball skills, great passer, good enough speed, and just as importantly he KNOWS WHAT TO DO WITH THE BALL. He's not like most of these young guys who may be able to beat a guy or two and then lock up on what to do when they are in the clear. It's just a matter of time before he gets signed. We'll see if any of this translates to the next level. I certainly like him though.
     
  25. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000
    Yep, and the kid is only 16 years old!
     

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