Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mulrooney out. Who goes in?

Well, well, well. It looks as if Julius James or Waibelinho his own self may get to see some action sooner than planned.

Bernardo filed this story today (link here):

Dynamo defender Richard Mulrooney will miss Saturday’s match at the New York Red Bulls after suffering a broken left cheekbone after a collision during Tuesday practice.

Mulrooney, the team’s starting right back, underwent surgery that same day. He is expected to return to practice in 2-4 weeks, the team said in a release posted on its Web site Wednesday afternoon.

The 32-year-old MLS veteran has started every match and played every minute this season for the Dynamo (3-2-2), who are riding a three-match winning streak and have gone a league-best 403 minutes without conceding a goal.

Mulrooney becomes the third starting defender to miss time because of injury after Eddie Robinson (knee surgery) and Wade Barrett, who missed last week’s 1-0 victory over FC Dallas with a strained calf.

Personally, I think the back four looks like this:


With Waibel and Barrett first off the bench. Now before all of you Waibel Warriors get on my out there, know this: I also am a big fan of His Balding Badness. However, pace on an artificial surface like the glorified green runway tarmac at Giant Stadium is at a premium. James has it in that circumstance and Waibel (not to mention Barrett) do not.

No one wants to see Nightmares with Dane Richards, the Sequel here and I think James is best suited to prevent that. What do you think?

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