Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Sunday, March 6, 2011
- San Antonio
Freedom. For several generations it was the same struggle, but the two world powers had different faces in it. Russia and the United States were at the forefront of different views on the same ideals. In the late 1980's the two world powers came together and ended the Cold War. Since that day Russia and the United States have been united on the global front. From the brink of a 3rd World War to forging together into the future as Allied Powers. Now, the two countries come together on the world stage once again. This time it is a celebration of the mutual ideal that has helped the two countries come together. Freedom.
Russian powerhouses CSKA Moscova and Zenit St Petersburg will join Alamo City for the Inaugural Freedom Cup. Scheduled during the BSL bye weeks in its schedule, Alamo City will play both Zenit and CSKA. The Cup will be determined using a Round Robin format. Only the August 6th meeting between Zenit and CSKA will be counted towards the Cup.
"In order to be the best soccer club in the world you've got to play ... and beat the best soccer clubs in the world. We've come together with the two best that Russia has to offer. CSKA has only seen one year in the last 8 outside of the top two in the Russian Premier League. In that time they've won the title three times. They virtually own the Russian Cup and they have a UEFA Cup title to their credit in 2005. Then you've got Zenit. They're fresh off the Russian Premier League double (league/cup) and they bagged the UEFA Cup and Supercup in 2008. We're talking about two of the hottest clubs in the world and we've partnered with them to help create a new competition to help continue the joint effort that our home countries have been building on for the last two decades."
5/25 - Alamo City VS CSKA Moskova
7/20 - Zenit VS Alamo City
8/6 - Zenit VS CSKA Moskova
- San Antinio
"We demand a certain level of play here, and our draft picks reflect that. Simply because we've come to the late stages of the draft doesn't mean we're going to draft accordingly. Rather, we will stick to our strategy and stick with selecting players that can and are expected to play at high levels. The contributions of the players we're picking now are expected to be first rate. I don't care what round you were selected in. When you're drafted by the Alamo City management, you're drafted to be the best ... period."
That was the preface to the announcement of the selections of the 9th and 10th round players for Alamo City. The 9th round selection could literally be a bombshell. Eric Hassli (FC Zurich) was announced as the Vancouver Whitecaps' designated player just hours before Alamo City was to make their 9th round pick. "We couldn't possibly let an opportunity like this pass us by. Certainly there is no promise of results, but there aren't many men that boast the resume that Hassli does, let alone at the level that he does." Alamo City management see the potential for big things for Hassli. Playing at FC Zurich, Hassli has been top notch in both the Swiss League and both the Champion's and UEFA Leagues. He's also a big man. 6'4 poses quite the threat at the ST position. There is no reason to believe that Hassli won't continue his great striking rate in both the MLS and BSL.
The 10th round selection for Alamo City is a man that MLS fans know well. He's a man that has produced very well for LA, Columbus, and Houston. He's just never been given the chance to play day in and day out. "It looks like Joseph Ngwenya will finally get that chance now that he's with DC United. He's been great everywhere he's been in the MLS and has finally landed in a situation that should see him finally get the playing time that his numbers suggest he should be getting. The forward situation is wide open at DCU and Ngwenya possesses the skill to take it over." Sure, DCU has question marks but of the available FW options for United, Ngwenya is the only one that simply needs time on the pitch in order to perform. The rest, have other issues to deal with and to overcome. "Honestly, Joseph just needs to be put on the field. He'll take care of the rest."
Friday, March 4, 2011
Another Player Called Back to Action - Young Striker Looking to Make Mark
There's a few men back in action as the club makes the transition from Montgomery County to Alamo City. Next in line for that honor is Baggio Husidic. The young playmaker was one of, if not the most, consistant players for Chicago last year and the the (now) Alamo City management was glad to suit him up once again. "Baggio is a flashy guy that doesn't come off as flashy. He's a playmaker but he does more grinding out than a number 10 does. We love his play style and love what he contributes on the field. To say we're glad to have him back simply isn't doing Baggio the proper justice. We're ecstatic."
Following in the trend of young picks that Alamo City has been making in the recent rounds, Chad Barrett will join the club. Now, many are probably scratching their heads as to why Alamo City would snag Barrett when they've already got the #1 ST for LA on the roster. "Well, like we said before, everything is part of a bigger strategy. Barrett is one of the most promising young strikers in the league. In LA he's set up for success. Even if he stictly plays behind JPA he'll be a solid #2. He could very well end up being the 2nd striker on the pitch with JPA. One way or another he's going to get quality time and more than likely be an impact player for both the Galaxy and for us."
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
- San Antonio
16 points is what drew Alamo City to take Kei Kamar with the back end of their two, 2nd Round picks in the 2011 BSL Draft. 10 goals and 6 assists. "He's a workhorse. His big, strong, and fast. Last year he showed that he's not just a flashy player, and that he's dead set on coming full circle on all of his potential. With the way that SKC is set up this year Kei looks to be one of best suited to benefit from their line up. He can play on the wing, up front, or roam in the middle. He's got the skill set to do it all up front."
The Alamo City brass wasted no time in pulling the trigger on Kamara with the 18th overall pick. "As is always the case with us, our player selections all fit a purpose. You can see our vision with the people we pick to fill out our squad. Kamara is going to be a great addition for us."
- San Antonio
Nkufo Makes Journey South
"You don't pass up proven goal scorers." That was the quote from Alamo City management just before announcing that Blaise Nkufo would be the club's first (of 2) 2nd round selection in the 2011 BSL Draft. "Just like JPA, Nkufo has sorched the net everywhere he's been. This might be the beautiful game, but when it comes down to it you've got to be a bully in a sense. You win by ripping holes through your opponent's net. Blaise Nkufo does just that."
His pedigree is second to none and the Alamo City management feel that Nkufo will have one more goal filled year in him in 2011. Lining up alongside JPA, Henry, and Ferreira ... Blaise helps to create quite the front end for Alamo City's lineup.