Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America 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
Rookie and Vet Partner in Galaxy D
MLSnet.com, May 15th, 2009 2:30PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Rookie Omar Gonzalez and veteran Gregg Berhalter have formed a formidable partnership in the middle of the Galaxy defense. Still a work in progress, the Galaxy defense has allowed only 10 goals in eight games.

"I think it's going OK," Berhalter, who turns 36 in August, said of the partnership. "I've said it's something that needs to be developed, but I'm happy with the results." Said the 20-year-old Gonzalez: "Gregg is a great player and he's making me a lot better. I'm not surprised we're working well together."

Galaxy coach Bruce Arena knew it would take time for Gonzalez to grasp the nuances of the professional game, and he figured there was no better way to speed that process than to bring in Berhalter, a former veteran of the U.S. national team (with 44 caps) who had been released from his German club, TSV 1860 Munich. Berhalter has found Gonzalez to be a more than willing student. "He's a good player who is eager to learn," Berhalter said. "Let's not just say he's a rookie who has no idea what's going on out there. He's a good player with a bright future ahead of him."

 

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Redknapp to Sign Two-Year QPR Extension    
Despite losing his first three games of the season, Queens Park Rangers coach Harry Redknapp revealed ...
Hernandez, Juve Agree Personal Terms    
The Corriere dello Sport on Friday reported that Juventus has agreed personal terms with Manchester United ...
Cambiasso Joins Leicester City     
Former Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso on Friday officially joined Premier League club Leicester City. The ...
Fringe Players' Pay Could Derail Man United Transfer Plans    
Following the British record $99 million arrival of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid, Manchester United ...
Chelsea's Torres Wants AC Milan Move     
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is said to be closing in on a move to AC Milan ...
Report: Gunners Favorite to Sign Falcao on Loan     
ESPN on Thursday reported that AS Monaco has made sought-after striker Radamel Falcao available for a ...
Xabi Alonso Transfer Raises Question Marks in Germany    
Xabi Alonso's 10 million-euro ($13.2 million) transfer from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich has been met ...
Rooney Named England Captain     
Roy Hodgson on Thursday named Wayne Rooney captain of England following the retirement of former captain ...
Van Basten Exhibits 'Severe Symptoms'; Leaves AZ Indefinitely     
Netherlands and AC Milan legend Marco van Basten on Thursday mysteriously left his post as AZ ...
Arsenal Loses Giroud Until 2015     
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger on Thursday confirmed that striker Olivier Giroud had surgery on an injured ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives