Yesterday we saw both of these guys play in the central mid, along with Marco (Chmarco?) I wanted to put some thoughts down. Chino I loved his play yesterday, particularly in the first half when the team was having problems adjusting to new personnel and a new formation. What I saw was what I saw last year- that Chino is small and slow, but if you put him in a position that he could succeed in he does quite well, thank you. If you put him in a position where he's on an island much of the time- either on the wing or as a d-mid in a 442, he gets repeatedly burned- as in Dallas: not pretty. But with five players in the midfield, including three in the middle, the spaces get quite tight, he can cover the distance, and be a disrupting influence (to the other team). He also was not that awful on the offensive end too. He did well in support of the real offensive players, helping/scraping to keep the ball in the forward third, at least as well as, say Richie Williams can. Al in all, his usefulness is limited. But get him in that comfort zone and he's an asset. Cheyo Q2 I'm starting to worry about. It's that foot. No, the other one. Yes, he has two. I'm meaning the right one. As I've feared, the other teams know all about it now. Andrulis' team sat all over his left foot yesterday, just daring him to go right. By the time he did try to go right, the attack had fizzled. Repeatedly. That lack of a right foot, combined with his lack of speed and size is gonna make his impact on an MLS game less and less. He had quite an impact when Hudson first resurrected him from the bench in midseason- gave a real spark to the team in the miracle NE comeback and against the Rapids. But now he shows all the signs of... well in baseball you sometimes get a rookie who gets a call-up and gets hot for a week, a month, till teams see him again and then they have him figured out that he can't hit a curve ball. I'm thinking that Cheyo is such a rookie. And I'm thinking that Hudson is starting to see this too. yesterday he didn't start on the wing because he would have been overwhelmed by Brian West's speed. No, not all wingers have West's speed, but many of them are plenty fast and a bunch of them are a lot smarter than West. So Cheyo is becoming to resemble Chino on the wing: exposed. So it was smart of Hudson yesterday that he started Stewart on the wing and moved Quintanilla (and Alegria) inside. Long term though (beyond this year) if Olsen ( or Convey) leaves, or moves to the middle, we need a better option on the wing.