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Discussion in 'Charleston Battery' started by Mister Obvious, Jan 1, 2011.
the player, who came on in the 2nd half...
Has done alot of traveling over the years Walsh, He isnt that young (31) and according to the article, he signed a two year deal with Wellington Phoenix in Jan of 2009. I guess that wasnt renewed.
I wonder if he has any connection to Terry Phelan who coaches in NZ now.
also the Battery posted they will be announcing three players this afternoon.
Im not expecting any surprises, I guess Dykstra, Wiltse and Mack.
Battery announce three more. I got one out of the three predictions right
Thanks for the update. I would love to see him back in Charleston as it'll be easier for me to follow his career. But if he's homesick, I understand. Though I don't see how being in Angola is that much closer than being in the United States.
Armstong announced as a Player/assistant coach
i thought it was a done deal awhile ago but I guess they were still working out the details. Until now
he would not have played, if he wasn't under contract
Paterson on his way
who gets the remaining roster spots? No Quarter looks at the possiblities
Charleston battery add JC Mack and Alex Caskey to roster
I know its early, but what do you guys think of Andrew Dykstra so far?
He was with the Fire for a couple of years and in actuality is not a bad keeper, it just seemed like he could never hold on to the ball.
It became a joke here in Chicago with Fire fans calling him butterfingers.
And once Sean Johnson hit the field and came up big from the minute he got between the posts, I don't think Dykstra saw the field again in a regular game. It didn't surprise me that he was released.
I hope he does well with the Battery.
his distribution needs some work, but haven't noticed any butter yet.
I thought Dykstra made some good saves during the CCC....particularly in the Fire match (?), some poiint blank reactions saves from close range.
It's always a 2 edge sword when we get an ex-MLS player..on 1 hand, they gotta have some talent for someone at that level to recognize them, on the other hand, if they drop down to us, the fans usually come tell us "he sucks". I think players like that probably didn't get much PT in MLS and getting regular games in a lower league can do wonders to improve their game and their confidence.
Okay here is our "officiallly signed" list as of now
still on the fringe or training with the Battery as far as I know.
there was a third goalkeeper as well but I dont have his name, young looking kid though. I also left off Alioune Gueye but I think Taylor will fit into his roale nicely
My intention was not say he sucks. In fact I don't think he sucked. He started the whole first half of the year for the Fire last season.
What IMO happened was he did have some trouble holding on to the ball and had problem in communicating with the defense and the defense started losing confidence in him which resulted in miscues, etc., which resulted in "silly" goals.
Also Sean Johnson was breathing down his neck for playing time and once Johnson got in he made the most of it and Dykstra became a forgotten man at the end of the bench.
I'm not one of those that thinks a player sucks when he goes from MLS to the Battery or any other USL team. If you guys remember when Lazo used to play for you guys I would make a trip or 2 each summer to watch the Battery. Lazo IMO, was still MLS calaber player when you guys played DCU in the Open Cup Championship. But once a player loses confidence and the negative word gets out on him among MLS teams around the league, it's hard to get back in.
I plan on being down there in mid/end of June for a game.
I think alot of players suffer a big blow to their confidence when they go to MLS. they typically are the big dogs at their respective school or college and when they do get to MLS, they tend to get "schooled" That can destroy the confidence of a young guy. Depending on their ego, they might rebound faster than some. I feel that some (most) players would benifit from plying their trade in the lower leagues for a year or two. It worked wonders for Lamar Neagle and Tommy Heinemann.
And a club like Charleston is a good spot, its a very professional enviroment with experienced players and a good coach and most players will 'grow' and a guy like Dykstra will regain his confidence playing here.
Yeah MRAD, I know where you're coming from, I wasn't directing my reply to you, I know you hang around our forum and have even visited us...sorry if you took it that way. I was just making a general comment about ex-MLsers that trickle down to us.
On the opposite side, a few USLers have made their way to MLs and I shake my head at how they got there. Alan Gordon for 1....never thought he was much in our league....a slow, overweight forward. And to some degree, Mac Kandji....fast for sure, but a horrible first touch. To be fair, his touch got better once he got to MLS but still thinking he was pretty fortunante to get picked up in the first place. There are lots of fast players in the lower leagues......
just saw the boys and Auggie run by in the bridge run.
He has arrived.
saw on twitter where he was due to arrive last night. You think Auggie made him run the Bridge Run this morning?
the Boys are supposed to be downtown at King Street Grill after the run BTW
he got in at 11:30 Friday night and showed up ready to run at 7 on his on accord. he finished 2nd behind Alex Caskey, so he's in shape.
thats awesome. Caskey had a good time too I heard.
Guess we'll see him tomorrow!
Caskey was in the mid 30s
The College of Charleston men's soccer team has sent two more players to the next level to play professional soccer as Justin Fojo and Sean Flatley have signed contracts with Orlando City FC and the Charleston Battery, respectively.
Seniors in CofC's 2010 season, Fojo (Port of Spain, Trinidad) and Flatley (Virginia Beach, Va.) join a wealth of CofC alumni playing professional soccer.
"We are so proud to have two of our seniors sign professional contracts with top level clubs in the USL Division," said CofC head coach Ralph Lundy. "It is extremely difficult to earn a pro contract and for two of our players to accomplish this speaks volumes about what our program is doing."
Fojo recently inked his contract and will be making his professional debut with the Orlando City Soccer Club of the United Soccer Leagues. Flatley will play his rookie season with the Charleston Battery, also of the USL.