Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Podcast 2/28/10

Mike from Downthebyline and I got together to do another podcast last Friday.

part 1 - CBA talk

part 2 - stadium and preseason gamer

part 3 - all thing player related

Still working through making this a better podcast for the future. We will try to do it weekly so that we do not have so much to discuss each week.

Jimmy Nielsen in camp

Sources have told me that Jimmy Nielsen did arrive in training camp yesterday as expected.

I was also told that Sunil Chhetri has looked good so far in training.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A note from Kevin Hartman

I have traded a couple emails with Kevin Hartman over the last few days. I was asking him several questions regarding his contract situation and his plans for the future. While he did not answer many of those questions yet, he did ask me to pass on his appreciation to the fans:

I'd really like to thank you for relaying how much that I enjoyed playing in Kansas City and how much that I relished being a part of the community. Playing in front of all the fans, reading "Boots Saves The Day" in KC schools, and playing with great friends are times that I'll always hold dear. Kansas City and it's wonderful history now hold a special place in my heart...
Thanks for everything,

Kevin was one of a only a couple players that came over to the Cauldron after the last game to thank the fans. He posed for a few quick photos and shook some hands before the staff chased him off to go sign autographs at the official autograph event.

No matter how good the next goalie is, he will have to work a bit to win over Hartman fans.

On a personal note, I want to wish Kevin and his family all the best.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

More players in camp - Rocastle and Chhetri

Kansas City have two more players in camp on trial.

Craig Rocastle - Rocastle is a midfielder who is best known for being the cousin of Arsenal and England player David Rocastle. Craig was in the Queens Park Rangers youth system and then was with Chelsea reserves. While he did not play a league game with Chelsea he gained experience through several loans. He did play with Sheffield Wednesday and Port Vale as well before bouncing through a few teams on trial.

Sunil Chhetri - Chhetri is striker that plays for Dempo SC of the I-League. He had reportedly signed a contract with Queens Park Rangers but was denied a work visa. Chhetri has also played 35 games for India. Chhetri had been rumored with previous MLS clubs but was unable to come to terms with MLS.