It was a very light day today. Pretty much a regeneration day for everyone since it was the first practice after the first team played Saturday and the reserves on Sunday.
After some fitness work the guys played some 5v2. But most of the session was spent playing the game “Horseshoes.” The entire group split into several teams of two. Then in tournament style they worked down to two teams for a championship: Brad Evans/Taylor Graham and Osvaldo Alonso/Jhon Kennedy Hurtado.
The object of the game is to trap a pass of about 35 yards closest to the cone. So, for example, Evans would send a pass in the air to Graham, who would trap it near a cone. Then Alonso would do the same with Hurtado. Whoever was closest to the cone wins the point, like (you guessed it) horseshoes. Evans and Graham were the eventual winners, but it was on a semi-contested call when the big defender nearly had a double-hit on the final trap — you’re only allowed one touch.
Fredy Montero wasn’t around and was the only one unaccounted for on the roster. Bryan Meredith also wasn’t there, but it sounded like he was with Kitsap. Everyone seemed to be participating, but it wasn’t a demanding day so it’s hard to say if Mike Fucito would be able to play tomorrow with the ankle sprain. Anyways, here are the shots:
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1. Here’s Hurtado with a trap in the title game. Check out the gallery.
2. The day started out with a nice morning jog. Weather much different than California’s.
3. Here’s Alonso with a solid trap. Friberg and Montano had some nice ones too elsewhere.
4. The big man was showing some touch.
5. Mike Fucito was in action today. Perhaps his debut is coming this month?
6. Flaco stayed late and put in some extra fitness work on his own.
7. The victor was interviewing his title-game foes for the team website. Watch it here.