Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wizards Stadium Milestone - the last roof truss

Another milestone was reached on the Wizards stadium on Thursday. The last roof truss was placed. So much progress has been made it is amazing.


This is how the site looked at the beginning of the year...


The last roof truss is now in place...


Partially completed roof. Decking in and the framework for the lights and speakers can be seen now...


Lots of glass up and more rapidly filling in...


I love the reflection of the roof truss in the glass...


A view of the roof on the south end from the outside.


I am guessing Robb is pleased with his view of the stadium progress...

Franco Carotenuto interview - 10/8/2010

Franco practices with the Wizards and recently tried out for the Comets. He has an interesting story about he ended up with the Wizards. We talked about his time with the Wizards, his tryout with the Comets and Franco chasing his dream.


Franco making a save during the tryouts...


Making a save during Wizards practice...


Good luck Franco...

Missouri Comets tryout video and photos

A couple clips from the Comets invitational tryouts...


Coach talking to the players after the tryout. A few more photos here...

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Pink Puma?

As part of the effort to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer, the Wizards and MLS W.O.R.K.S. have teamed to make the game on Saturday a little more pink.

The Wizards will have a Pink Puma in goal...



"I have never worn pink while playing but it is for a good cause so I am happy to do it." - Jimmy Nielsen



The official Jabulani game ball will be pink...


There will be auctions of game worn (pink) gear after the game. Please support the auctions and other fund raisers to help out.

Teal Bunbury interview - 10/7/2010

Talked with Teal about his start last week, the difference between starting and coming off the bench and his dad. Notice the response to the question about earning a starting spot...


Teal waiting to be interviewed...

Coach Vermes Interview - 10/7/2010

Talked with Coach about the last game and the upcoming game with Seattle...


Coach Vermes at a recent press conference...

Brian Watley interview 10/7/2010

I talked with Missouri Comets General Manager Brian Watley after the second day of the invitational tryouts...


Keeper Boris Pardo during the tryouts..

Podcast: Byline 2 Backpost - 10/6/2010

The latest podcast is now available.

We discuss the stadium, next seasons schedule possibilities, games, players and the Missouri Comets as well...


Get it from iTunes

or

Posterous

The required (by me) photo is Roger Espinoza nailing a beautiful shot in practice...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Missouri Comets Invitational tryouts - Day 1

Talked with Coach Roentved after day 1 of the tryout...


Former Wizards keeper and current Wizards Junior Coach Boris Pardo making a save...


Joshua Schreck making a save. Schreck played for the Kansas City Kings and looked comfortable there...


Pardo coming out of the box to defend. Boris looked good in goal and out of it..


I will post more later today if people are interested...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pink is the theme

Pink is the theme...

Aaron Hohlbein interview - 10/5/2010

I talked with Aaron Hohlbein yesterday. He was just back from his loan to Miami and is ready to play...