From the halls of Foxboro Stadium…

Nicol: Desire could be as good as Phelan, Videira

Posted by Mike Marshall on February 24, 2010

It’s not every day that a MLS coach travels halfway around the world to find more competition for the likes of Pat Phelan and Mike Videira:

With the offseason departures of veterans Steve Ralston and Jeff Larentowicz, the Revs will be relying more heavily on the development of younger players like Pat Phelan and Mike Videira, both of whom are likely to see increased playing time this season. It’s essentially a given that 2009 MVP finalist Shalrie Joseph has locked down one of the central midfield roles, and Nicol envisions Desire, Phelan and Videira in a battle for the second spot.

Please let him be an undiscovered Essien.  Please let him be an undiscovered Essien.  Please let him be an undiscovered Essien.

My favorite quote from Stevie: “He likes to keep the ball and pass the ball,” Nicol said.

Which is it?  Does he like to keep the ball, or does he like to pass it?  And what midfielder doesn’t want to either keep the ball or pass the ball.  It’s brilliant.  It’s the kind of quote that he can use to describe just about every midfielder on the face of the Earth without telling us anything.


2 Responses to “Nicol: Desire could be as good as Phelan, Videira”

  1. Mike Flanagan said

    Methinks Stevie hasn’t a clue about who this guy is. A Mike Burns project? Who scouts these guys?

  2. revsword said

    I would rather them get back and find a college kid to do all their work in the middle…they got joseph, dempsey, larentowciz and others from college…i think going overseas is just a waste…they have boggs and sinovic right there in front of them ready to be played with but they’ve done nothing to bring them aboard

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