Sporting Kansas City revealed the names of four trialists today ahead of the team's intra-squad scrimmage in Arizona, including the unknown trialist that I blogged about two weeks ago. Huzzah!
The four: 23-year-old defenderScott Lorenz
, who played last year with NSC Minnesota Stars in USSF Division II; Travis Bowen, brother of Chivas USA'sTristan
; Slovenian defenderMitja Morec
, who last played with Panaitolikos Agrinio in Greece and with Sturm Graz in Austria before that; and winger/forward Gor Kirakosyan, the flashy and small unknown trialist from camp who played collegiately atPasadena City College
and, before that,Burbank High.
**He's a hard chap to find info on. Not sure if he'll make the team, but he's flashy and, along with Kevin Ellis, stood out from the rest of the unknown players at the training camp.
Here were the rosters for today's action. The Orange team sure feels an awful lot like the Best 11 (minus Ryan Smith). The Yellow team looks like the second unit
; Blue the developmental roster team. UPDATE: Craig Rocastle did not play today, he was replaced by Konrad Warzycha.Orange:
Davy Arnaud, Stephane Auvray, Matt Besler, Omar Bravo, Teal Bunbury, Julio Cesar Santos Correa, Roger Espinoza, Michael Harrington, Kei Kamara, Jimmy Nielsen, Graham ZusiYellow:
Birahim Diop, Adda Djeziri, Jack Jewsbury, Mike Jones, Eric Kronberg, Scott Lorenz, Mitja Morec, Chance Myers, C.J. Sapong, Luke Sassano, Konrad Warzycha.Blue:
Korede Aiyegbusi, Sheldon Bateau, Travis Bowen, Calum Butcher, Omar Colley, Daneil Cyrus, Kevin Ellis, Jon Kempin, Gor Kirakosyan, Michal Mravec, Trialist 1
The notable absences: Shavar Thomas, Franklin Salas and Craig Rocastle. Ryan Smith is still not in action yet either.