Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Scout On

If the Development Academy players thought there were a lot of eyes on them during season games or at the Showcases, it doesn't compare to the amount of national team, college and professional coaches that will be seeing them this weekend. With only one match going on at a time (11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. -- on most days), the scouts only have one game to choose from, and that means when you look out onto the field you see a ton of recognizable faces. At one game alone we saw DA Technical Director John Hackworth, Director of Scouting Dave Sarachan, U.S. MNT head coach Bob Bradley, Wake Forest University head coach Jay Vidovich, Development Academy Scout Raul Diaz Arce...we could go on but I think you get the picture - lots of decision makers keeping a close eye on the upcoming talent.

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