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Discussion in 'LA Galaxy' started by GersMan, Oct 8, 2003.
Anyone hearing this?
He's listed as Probable on this weeks Injury Report. Lower Back Strain. he didn't travel to Chicago last week....but then again, neither did about half the squad.
Talk about Sigi's hands being tied ...
If you look at the Chicago game report, at the very bottom it lists "subs not used" for both teams. For LAG, subs not used in Naperville: Hercules Gomez and Dan Popik. In other words, except for a completely untested rookie and our backup keeper, Sigi played EVERY card he had in Naperville.
Connelly on Memo
Nice article on the 17 year old:
Presumably his "strained lower back" is significantly improved considering he's practicing twice a day.
Sez here that Sigi was planning to start him in Chicago last week...but that was before the injury.
Making the Transition - MLSnet
Guess there's a good chance we'll see him in KC this weekend.
Assuming Memo's healthy, what do we have to lose?
He played up today for the US U-20 team against Japan so unless he tweaked his back again he should be alright.
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That's great news. It actually gives me a reason to want to watch the game Saturday.
I get a good impression of the youngsters - Memo & Arturo. Let's hope Sigi grooms them well.
Memo didn't make much of an impression in his start, of course you can't when you play only so many minutes. Still, he could have made a couple good plays but I don't remember him doing anything like that at all.
Good experience for him. He's 17.. I think he'll be a star in 3-4 years.
At least I'm hoping so. He's got talented legs and with more experience he could be our #10 for years.
Memo did make a very nice play on the through ball that led to the PK. Very Cienfuegoes-esque on that pass.
Yes he was out of the play more than he should have been, and Sigi was not happy with his wandering into the middle when he should have been wides. He has a lot to work on. He's 17 and he has time. I just hope LAG sticks with him long enough to reap the benefit.
BTW: Here's one area where Sigi's college background should be an advantage. He is used to seeing kids come into camp out of high school and bringing them along. Memo is not the first 17-year-old he's coached. Some pro coaches have not had that experience.