Why do I feel that Nowak made this substitution? My initial hypothesis was that it was because Daniel, being a midfielder, would be more likely to get forward with better pace and width. I was able to speak with Keon, and all he indicated was that he believes Nowak hasn't put him in training to play that position.
"Of course, I’d like that," said Le Toux, who has split time this year at forward and midfielder. "But I’m a team player, and everybody wants to win. It’s something that hasn’t really come through for us. In two games playing together up top, it’s something I want more. "(The game in) Toronto showed what I can do with Danny. It’s one of our only games where we played together since last year. It’s what I want to bring, but it’s something for the coaches to decide. We are winning, so I suppose it is working."
The KYW Philly Socccer Show talks this week with Steven Goff, writer of the Soccer Insider blog at the Washington Post. KYW’s Greg Orlandini and Philly Soccer Page writer Eli Pearlman-Storch talk with the Post’s soccer writer about DC United, as the Philadelphia Union prepare to head to Washington to face off against their Eastern Conference rivals.
Philadelphia Union defender Danny Califf talks about this coming Saturday's game against D.C. United in Washington. Video by Marc Narducci/The Philadelphia Inquirer
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