YNT Dec 6, 2011
One of the enduring traditions around Academy events is the staff game played by the Technical Advisors and Scouts. Always organized by Manny Schellsheidt, these kickarounds are a nice way for the staff to get a run after an exhausting schedule throughout the week. It's also a good reminder for those who get to watch how much talent and experience is being contributed to the scouting efforts.
In yesterday's game, on one team you had World Cup veterans Hugo Perez and current U-20 MNT head coach Tab Ramos, as well as former MLS defender Tim Regan. On the other, 1998 World Cup veteran Brian Maissoneuve, national team stalwart Chris Armas, U.S. U-18 head coach Richie Williams, former Red Bull and Dutch international Dave van den Bergh, and MLS Cup winner Clint Peay.
Let's just say the ball was pinging around quite a bit ...