Friday, April 06, 2007

Joseph Out For Opener

Shalrie Joseph, listed as questionable earlier this week, will not be available for the season opener on saturday according to an article in the Boston Globe.

This makes a huge dent in the Revs' chances in taking three points in Chicago. Joseph suffered a minor calf injury during the final warmup match in New Orleans, and coach Steve Nicol doesn't want to take any chances. Steve Ralston moved over to central midfield during that game, and Wells Thompson played out wide in Ralston's position. Will saturday be the first test for the first round pick Nicol traded up to get?

With Micheal Parkhurst and Daniel Hernandez also out, the Revolution's defense will have a tough time preventing Chicago from attacking up the middle.

I'll keep you posted as more information becomes known.

1 Comment:

BrianTheOC said...

Sounds like the rookies are gonna get thrown into the Fire pretty fast...Matty's gonna have to bring his A+++ game to Toyota Park tonight.