Sunday, January 13, 2008

A New Face in Camp

When our six players came back from the combine, they brought a surprise with them. A big surprise. Dominic Cervi, a goalkeeper from Norman, Okla. was invited into camp by Coach Nowak. He played at Tulsa, and he's huge - 6'5" and 205 pounds. Dominic will take the place of Jules Valentin, who will be leaving camp to heal.

During Saturday afternoon's scrimmage with the U-17s, Jules took a header that opened up the wound on his face. Athletic trainer Marcus Holliday took him to get seven more stitches in his face just before he took off for the combine. He played half of a game at the combine while wearing one of those concussion-prevention headbands to protect the wound. He said it didn't bother him too badly, but it just made sense for him to go home and take care of himself.

After a relaxing day, it's back to hard work tomorrow.

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