The final day of the combine featured three more matches. The teams were supposed to kick-off at 8am but frost on the pitch delayed the start time slightly and forced the first match to be played on one of the Charleston Battery's practice fields. The second match started off as the sun warmed up the grass and the spectators alike and by the third match it had turned quite pleasant.
The matches definitely were a bit more aggressive, a combination of players wanting to impress and tired legs. Its always tough to get the whole picture of a player when watching a couple matches with unfamiliar teammates but a few players did impress me over the weekend.
Another was Ally Hassan. The 6-3 striker held the ball up and played well with is back to goal. He was very good with his feet and worked hard off the ball, creating space and opportunities for his teammates.
|Tunde Ogunbiyi of Boston College |
and PDL side, Ocean City
In the net, Tunde Ogunbiyi (photo at right) seemed to have a good day on Saturday but wasn't really tested on Sunday.
This upcoming weekend the Battery host the second of their open trials. No Quarter hopes to bring you a bit more insight to those open trials as well.