Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bobby Boswell's Turkish Adventure Continues

As previously reported, 2006 MLS Defender of the Year and 2008 Houston Dynamo Iron Man, Bobby Boswell, is testing the European football waters, more particularly he is on trial at Antalyaspor. On Friday, Boswell got playing time in Antalyspor's friendly with Nuernberg, a friendly which the German side won 2-0.
Interestingly enough, former Dynamo Joseph Ngwenya also suited up for the Turkish side, which is currently fighting relegation. Reports indicated that Antalyaspor's manager, Mehmet Ozdilek, was frusted with his team's lack of offense and had cut all his forwards, including Ngweyna. Either said reports were incorrect or Ozdilek had a change of heart (or realized it would be too hard and expensive to rebuild his offense from scratch). Ngwenya's presence in this friendly throws cold water on Dynamo fans who hoped that Ngwenya would return to Houston to shore up its offense.
In light of this news out of Turkey, it appears that the Dynamo will have to look elsewhere in order to shore up its offensive prowess this year.
Meanwhile, Geoff Cameron's surprise call up to the USMNT camp was short lived thanks to a pulled hamstring.

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