Thursday, March 20

Training Update: Goalkeepers and Strikers

Since the start of preseason, Chivas USA Goalkeeper Coach Leo Percovich has been giving the goalkeepers varied workouts. But for part of today's training session, he was working with some of the team's strikers, including Ante Razov, Maykel Galindo, and Anthony Hamilton. He had them doing a number of finishing drills; below are photos of Ante and Maykel in drills under Percovich's watch:Ante Razov, Leo Percovich, soccerMaykel Galindo, Leo Percovich, soccer

We caught up with Leo after practice to ask him a few questions about what he was working on with the forwards today. Here are a couple of his quotes, with more to follow in Spanish.

"We were doing a little bit of precision work. Sometimes forwards are rushing to put a lot of force behind the ball and lose their accuracy. They end up missing goals that would be simple with a more precise touch, with more technique. They started with little accuracy and at the end of practice you could see a little more precision."

"When I have time, I can tell [forwards] something about the other side. As a goalkeeper coach, I can tell them what's easy for a goalkeeper and what will favor the striker. In the work I was doing with the forwards, we're looking for the angles that make the goalkeeper's work difficult and to give more precision to these shots."