pl

the first round of the clay-court Brazil Open. Souza broke Haase late in z bloga użytkownika bellis

  • Save this on Delicious
VANCOUVER -- The biggest knock against Gershon Koffie with the Vancouver Whitecaps has been his consistency. Cheap Panthers Jerseys China . An imposing presence in midfield, the Ghanaian would be the best player on the pitch one game and virtually invisible the next. After starting the 2014 campaign on the bench, Koffie has finally begun to live up to expectations on a daily basis, and both he and the Whitecaps have one of the teams new acquisitions at least partly to thank. Toronto FC dealt Matias Laba to Vancouver right before the start of the season and the Argentine midfielder has slotted seamlessly into the centre of rookie head coach Carl Robinsons formation. The workhorse not only cleans up danger in front of the Whitecaps defence, he also allows Vancouvers attacking players to push forward -- with Koffie being one of the main beneficiaries thus far. The 22-year-old scored from 40 yards out after pouncing on a goalkeeping error in last weekends 2-2 draw with the Seattle Sounders, and had three other clear-cut chances, including a shot that rattled the crossbar in the games opening minutes. "Gersh has got incredible attributes. Hes got the physical strength. When he makes a tackle and he means it, no ones going to beat him. Hes really that powerful," Whitecaps assistant coach Martyn Pert said Thursday. "The consistency part of the game is still something that hes got to really work hard at, and hes getting there, thats four or five games on the spin now hes been very good. "Hes got to keep it going, keep the foot on the pedal and keep driving." Robinson favoured Nigel Reo-Coker in the centre of midfield at the start of the season, but after the Englishman was injured in an off-field incident the Whitecaps turned to Koffie. "I dont think I was disappointed to be on the bench, but that motivated me," said Koffie, whose goal against Seattle was his first of the season. "I have to embrace it because my fellow mates were doing well and it was a coachs decision." Koffie -- who has already played 93 games in his Major League Soccer career -- said Robinson has asked him to go forward more in his attack-minded system, and credits Laba with allowing him that freedom to roam. "Playing with Matias Laba gives me the license to go forward and get some chances," said Koffie. "I know hes there to work the defensive part and delay (opponents) before we can get back in (formation)." Labas tenacity has also rubbed off on his midfield counterpart, who tracked back on more than one occasion against Seattle to help out Vancouvers back line. "(Labas) a guy who sets the tone," said Koffie. "If you play next to him, he goes in for tackles (and) you have to do the same. If he goes in chasing the ball, you have to do the same, because you cant let him do the job (alone)." Also just 22, Laba was a casualty of Toronto FCs winter spending spree, with the club unable to retain the designated player it acquired last season. "I didnt expect it, but I think its for the best," Laba said through an interpreter. "Im very happy in Vancouver with a great coach and teammates." Although he often takes care of the less-glamorous tasks on the field, the Whitecaps have come to appreciate his tireless work. "Mati gives us a great dimension to build off of at the back," said Vancouver captain Jay DeMerit. "He lets the guys that are creative express themselves a little bit more, just by giving you a little bit more of a lockdown defensively." Added the selfless Laba: "Ive always played that way -- win balls, win tackles -- and quickly disperse (passes) so my teammates have more time on the ball." Pert has been in awe at how quickly Laba has adapted to his new surroundings. "Matis been incredible since hes come in and the fact he came in two weeks before the start of the season and every game he just never lets you down," said Pert. "Hes absolutely a top, top player. I couldnt speak highly enough of Mati. "He makes incredible tackles, he gets his foot on the ball, he plays it simple." Because of their youth, Laba and Koffie could be patrolling Vancouvers midfield for some time, and the pair are expected to start alongside each other once again when the Whitecaps (4-2-5) visit the Portland Timbers (3-3-7) on Sunday. "(Koffies) a great player and I think we work really well together," said Laba. "I can win balls and that opens space up for him to go forward and attack more. We compliment each other quite well." Cheap Adidas Panthers Jerseys . Fielder has been out with a herniated disk in his neck, and surgery was recommended after a follow-up exam and another scan Thursday with Dr. Wholesale Panthers Jerseys . A spokeswoman for the NLRB says its "a very incremental move" and does not necessarily indicate the board is close to a finding in the case. NFL owners filed an unfair labour charge against the players union in February, arguing that the union was not negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement in good faith.SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Wild-card Joao Souza of Brazil claimed an upset 7-5, 6-4 win over fifth-seeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands on Monday in the first round of the clay-court Brazil Open. Souza broke Haase late in each set, serving to close out the match for his first win of the year. Haase, ranked 45th, had four chances to break the Brazilians serve, but couldnt capitalize on them. Sevennth-seeded Leonardo Mayer was also eliminated, losing to fellow-Argentine Guido Pella 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 6-7 (4) in 2 hours, 37 minutes at the event won by Rafael Nadal last year. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys. Mayer, served 11 aces and had five break opportunities in the final set while Pella had one, but each player broke each other only once. Tommy Hass of Germany is the tournaments top seed. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

Ściana

Brak komentarzy
Musisz zalogować się aby komentować

Wpis

Przez bellis
Dodano Sie 11

Ocena

Twoja ocena:
Ogólnie: (0 głosów)

Archiwum

  • Save this on Delicious

Reklama

News

packersmovers .in

Avoid pipe dream gauges. Generally, these are organizations that may offer a lower site before the move and after that discharge your pockets with concealed a great many. Be extremely careful about

Zamienić kurnik na apartamentowce…

Ponury i przygnębiający barak pamiętający zamierzchłe czasy PRL, dawna i dzisiejsza siedziba władz jednej z największych gdańskich spółdzielni mieszkaniowych, nie jest najlepszą wizytówką LWSM Morena.

„Promyk Nadziei” zbuduje plac zabaw

Zakończył się konkurs skierowany do organizacji pozarządowych na wybudowanie plac w zabaw dla dzieci na terenie Gdańska. Nowe atrakcje dla najmłodszych powstaną do końca 2010 r. Wśr d dwunastu oferent

Niechciane zaliczki

Zarząd LWSM Morena wprowadził zaliczkową opłatę 10 złotych na poczet rozliczenia tak zwanej wody r żnicowej. Kwota ta podlegać będzie rozliczeniu po zakończeniu okresu rozliczeniowego zużycia wody.

Castel wycina w pień

Przy ul. Magellana na Morenie wycięto w pień dorodne drzewa, a zaraz potem na teren wjechały spychacze zaalarmowali nas mieszkańcy osiedla Morena. Jeśli wycięte zostały jakiekolwiek drzewa, to z c

Zarządowi nie podwyższono wynagrodzenia

17 sierpnia obradowała Rada Nadzorcza LWSM Morena . Obecni byli zainteresowani członkowie sp łdzielni. Zmieniono zasady typowania dom w do rocznego planu dociepleń. Obecnie o pierwszeństwie będzie de

Myjnia oprotestowana

Czy na parkingu przy ul. Kolumba wydzierżawionym od sp łdzielni prywatny przedsiębiorca, Władysław Krugły, będzie m gł zbudować myjnię dla samochod w? Mieszkańcy sąsiadujący z tym parkingiem, sondow

Przed pierwszym dzwonkiem…

Do nowego roku szkolnego pozostało już niewiele czasu, toteż każda godzina w szkole przy Gojawiczyńskiej wykorzystywana jest maksymalnie, aby jak najlepiej przygotować plac wkę do zajęć.Brygada remont

Czy bandytyzm zawładnie Moreną?

Podpalenie piwnicy przy Marusarz wny 6, uszkodzenie windy dwa tygodnie p źniej w tym samym bloku, kradzież element w rusztowania przy Amundsena, przecięcie przewod w paliwowych w samochodzie zaparkowa

Bez tabletek uspokajających

Pracownicy chełmskiej sp łdzielni twierdzą, że wraz z dokonanymi zmianami we władzach przestały śnić się im po nocach koszmary i do pracy, jak dawniej, chodzą chętnie, bez stresu.Maria Supłatowicz pot

Wczytywanie...