Revs Links: 1/4/09
Posted by Mike Marshall on January 4, 2009
Proof positive that they don’t get TV-38 in Tegucigalpa: Mauricio Castro has been called up to the Honduran National Team.
Old friend Chris Brown announced his retirement. Chris had been playing for the Portland Timbers.
One player who won’t be joining the Revolution is Bermuda midfielder Sammy DeGraff, who told The Royal Gazette that the Revs never got back to him after he sent them his resume. Instead, he’ll be attending an open tryout for the Kansas City Wizards.
Goal.com’s MLS Team of the Year includes Shalrie Joseph, and Chris Albright. I can understand selecting Joseph, even if I thought he had a sub-par year by his standards. But Albright?
Chris Albright, New England Revolution: Chris Albright has long been one of the best right backs in MLS. In 2008 the 29-year-old was asked to play in a three man back line with New England. Despite the new role, Albright continued to prove his talent as a player by reshaping his game to fit into Steve Nicol’s system. Albright failed to get forward as much in ’08 as in previous years, but he held down his spot at the back as well as any player in the league. Big, fast, and incredibly skilled on the ball, the Philadelphia-native is still the gold standard at right back in MLS.
Yes, that’s the same Chris Albright who contributed exactly zero goals and zero assists this year. I wasn’t even that impressed with his defensive work.