Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Revs sign Honduran midfielder, tweak formation
by Ridge Mahoney, February 19th, 2008 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS WATCH] Not many Latino players have flourished in New England since Steve Nicol took over as head coach six years ago, yet he's always been on the lookout for the right player to fit into his system. A scouting trip he took last month to Central America has yielded one new player.

The signing of left-sided Honduran international midfielder Mauricio Castro has been announced. He may join the team during its training trip to Bermuda. The Revs thumped Bermuda, 6-1, on Saturday, and the teams will meet again Wednesday.

Gambian teenager Kenny Mansally scored a hat trick and also drew a penalty kick as the Revs beat a Bermudan team lacking Revs midfielder Khano Smith, who set up Mansally for the first two goals. Adam Cristman, Spencer Wadsworth and Amaechi Igwe each scored a goal and Steve Ralston contributed two assists.

Trialist Javier Delgado played the first 60 minutes at left back and Chris Albright took the right corner as the Revs played a 4-4-2 formation in their first preseason match. The Revs have used a three-man back line as their basic defensive alignment for the past few seasons but traded for Albright in the offseason, perhaps with the intent of switching to a four-man back line.

Smith may face a battle for playing time with Castro, 26, who comes to MLS from CD Olimpia of the Honduran first division. He's also played for smaller clubs Hispano (2005-07) and Universidad (2004-05). Or Nicol may move Castro inside and shift Ralston back to right mid, where he has played most of his career. Ralston finished the 2007 season in the middle after Nicol benched Andy Dorman, who has since left the club for St. Mirren in Scotland.

After finishing its stint in Bermuda the Revs will head to Mexico and New Orleans in March. A trip to the resort city of Cancun will include a match against Apertura champion Atlante. In Louisiana the Revs will play Honduran club Marathón once and the local USL club, New Orleans Shellshockers, twice.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USL Friday: Switchbacks romp in snow storm    
An April snow storm socked the Rockies on Friday night, but it couldn't stop the Colorado ...
MLS Friday: Red Bulls set standard high    
The New York Red Bulls remained unbeaten with a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes ...
What They're Saying: Dominic Kinnear    
"Us passing to them didn't help." -- San Jose coach Dominic Kinnear on what made the ...
USA-Mexico watched by almost 4.5 million fans    
Wednesday's USA-Mexico game averaged almost 4.5 million viewers on Spanish-language networks UniMas and UDN and Fox ...
NWSL Weekend: Sky Blue FC aims to extend streak    
It's a big weekend for pro soccer in the New York metropolitan area. New York City ...
NASL Weekend: Cosmos greats return for Raul home debut    
The New York Cosmos open their third season at home on Saturday, and they'll have special ...
USL Thursday: Sounders 2 fall, Rhinos impress on road    
Sounders FC 2, one of three unbeaten and untied teams in the USL, dropped its first ...
What They're Saying: Luis Figo    
"When some speak and others are silenced, democracy and football lose." -- FIFA presidential candidate Luis ...
What They're Saying: Joey Saputo    
"You can't go in with the attitude that we have no chance. We're here. We didn't ...
What They're Saying: Adrian Heath    
"We went on preseason to Charleston and we hired a few vans to transport everyone around. ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives