There are some pretty good U.S. Soccer supporters out there who know their ins and out of the domestic game; they know their Eddie Johnsons from their Eddie Lewises. But even those armed with a tall stack of knowledge may not know much about Justin Braun.
I thought a lot about that dude last night as I watched Chivas
should be posted later today is up now. I’m not above that kind of thing, stealing zingers and such. You’ve been warned.)
If it weren’t for Braun, Chivas
That dude was an absolute horse. With very, very little help around him, Braun created a few chances for others, provided a consistent target with lively, well-timed runs and hit for the game’s only goal. And what a goal it was! Far as I can remember, the last I saw someone score on a 17-hard header was Thomas Dooley against
Here’s the other thought I had regarding Chivas
I mean, are they even trying to establish a brand there? (Read on for more about Braun and Chivas USA)
Otherwise, it’s a team that fairly consistently loses its promising young stars. Brad Guzan? Gone. Sacha Kljestan? Gone. Jonathan Bornstein? He will be gone at the next transfer window, bound for Tigres in
So now back to Braun, who is 23 years old. He’s one helluva a player. Think Brian Ching, only younger, bigger, faster and packing more athleticism.
The kid is clearly a hard worker. Just watch one Chivas
But my advice: watch one soon. Chivas won’t make the playoffs this year. And based on history, I just don’t know how long Braun will be around these parts.