Jaime Moreno’s son to train with the Hammers Youth
Apologies for the lack of blogging in recent days. I am working on Jaime Moreno material ahead of his D.C. United farewell match Saturday, as well as another soccer-concussion story, this one with a fascinating twist. I’m also easing back into my college basketball duties. (I cover George Mason and American universities each winter — training camps have opened.)
*United defender Jed Zayner, who injured both ankles on separate incidents Saturday at Chicago, will miss the season finale with a sprained right ankle. After the match against the Fire and before a complete prognosis was made, interim coach Ben Olsen said he believed it was a severe sprain, adding: “I’m not a doctor, but I do know ankles.” (Those who followed Olsen’s injury-bitten career will find the humor in that comment.)
*Moreno tells the Insider that his 15-year-old son James is tentatively scheduled to train with English club West Ham for 10 days next month. The goal is an invitation to join the youth academy. James was born in England when his father played for Middlesbrough, which has also shown interest in the teenager.
*Is United owner Will Chang going to witness Moreno’s farewell? It might depend on the baseball playoffs. Chang is a principal partner with the San Francisco Giants, who lead the Philadelphia Phillies 2 games to 1 in the National League Championship Series. If the Giants win the next two at home, his weekend would be open. Otherwise, Game 6 is Saturday in Philly.
James Moreno to train with our youth