Thursday, August 29, 2013

Boyd band reunion

Usually, the injury bits I drop here are not great news. This time, it is. Rapid Vienna forward Terrence Boyd has been named to the squad for tonight's Europa League playoff round decider away to Georgia's Dila Gori. The US international even tweeted to a fan that he would be ready to play when they defend a 1-0 first leg lead for a place in the group phase.

Combine that with this week's return of Brek Shea and Jonathan Spector, as well as the eagerly awaited reserve returns of Maurice Edu and Will Packwood, and one thing becomes clear. Our boys get fit like they get hurt: in bunches.






- Greg Seltzer

9 comments:

WilkersonMclaser said...

I wish him well, but I have no choice but to pull for Gori in this one. Been too long since a Georgian team made a proper run in European play.

Greg Seltzer said...

Erm... okaaaaaay. What a curious sentiment.

Jayboy said...

I think that may be the first footie-hipster post I've ever seen. "I was into Georgian Football before they made the Europa League."

I love all this recovery news. My favorite part of the pre-WC year is trying to guess who will emerge (or re-emerge) as the dark horse to make the team. Can Packwood get healthy and break into a lineup? Will Shea become a regular starter? Maybe Lletget or Gyau out of nowhere? The more healthy players, the more fun wildcards we can follow!!

Tom said...

Wow, Will Packwood is back already?

WilkersonMclaser said...

@Jayboy: I resent that. I am a sworn enemy of hipsterism and the poor beer they swizzle. I used to live in Georgia and attended quite a few Umaglesi Liga games. The league kind of stinks but the country has a ton of raw talent. Also, the food and wine is superb,

Paul Poenicke said...

Has Klinsmann called up or played Spector? He certainly deserves a look as backup centre-back, given his past and recent (pre-injury) club play.

Greg Seltzer said...

Spector has played for Klinsi three times, the last coming in the win at Italy. He has not been seen since, likely due to a combo of injuries and the fact that he's been playing in central midfield for the better part of three seasons now. But I think we can let him get back in the club swing first.

Greg Seltzer said...

@ Tom: Packwood played 45 minutes on Monday.

Tom said...

@Greg: Glad he's hit the field. HATE it when young folks get injured. Old folks too, but, you know... less. I'm a bad person.