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February 17, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Another frigid training Thursday at Starfire — blurry photo reel

The group of 33 was back in action Thursday and so were the low temperatures. I saw lots of gloves and stocking caps on the practice field, something I could have benefited from on the side.

The team did a lot of scrimmage work again, with a handful of small-side games going into PKs to decide a winner. Later some work was done on a bigger field. One guy that stood out on the field in front of me was Lamar Neagle, who had a handful of impressive goals. On a scrimmage on the far side of the complex, Pat Noonan rocketed a brilliant shot from 25-some yards, but it slammed off the post. Both young goalkeepers also continue to show well.

On the injury side, Nate Jaqua trained mostly to the side. Word is he was taking tests after training to determine whether he could come back in full for Florida. Alvaro Fernandez got caught in a nasty tackle by Osvaldo Alonso, but he appears to be fine. Erik Friberg jogged off the field early with a slight groin injury that didn’t sound serious.

To the pictures (which were mostly trademark blurry):

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1. Mike Fucito (R) braving the elements in shorts sleeves during a scrimmage.

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2. Rookie midfielder Servando Carrasco has impressed in preseason with consistency.

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3. Time for PKs. Fredy Montero steps up and calmly finishes.

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4. Kasey Keller couldn’t quite reach a well-placed shot to the corner.

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5. Brad Evans placed it perfectly in the top corner, drawing some ‘Oooohs’ from the crowd.

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6. Rookie Bryan Meredith dives to make a save. At least I think he saved it. Off the line though.

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7. Erik Friberg and Jhon Kennedy Hurtado’s group takes a break in the rotation.

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8. Here Lamar Neagle puts in another goal. I’d be very surprised if he’s not on the team.

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