Wednesday, July 28, 2010

 Tough Times in Houston

Chris Tuso a day after surgery. He had six screws, a plate and one VERY large screw put in his ankle. His injury happened in the first match against Galaxy.

We have now played 4 of our 5 games here in Houston and lets just say Kansas has never looked so good. We have had two major injuries, Chris Tuso and Emilio Quezada, and 1-3 players sick per day. There is an awful bug going around the team and hotel and has affected us greatly.

We have had trouble coming together as a team and being organized on the field the last few matches. This, along with injuries and illness has contributed to three loses against Real Salt Lake, NY Red Bulls and NE Revs.

As you may or may not know the team we did put together was a mix of our U18, U16 and players who just made the Juniors so the SUM Cup team had about three weeks to prepare. The bright side is we realized we have a few amazing players coming into the program for the 2010-11 season. Clay Stewart, Cameron Wallace and David Leichty are just a couple of players that have been showing well this week and we are excited to welcome to the Juniors.

Although we are very frustrated after 6days in hot, humid Houston we need to remind ourselves that it isnt always about results and more about development. And we will continue to develop our players in a professional environment.

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