Wednesday, May 5, 2010
By Jen Patterson
For Baggio Husidic and Peter Lowry, this season has given them the opportunity for more playing time and both of the young midfielders have found success on the field.
The production on the field has not gone unnoticed by coach Carlos De Los Cobos. Baggio and Pete, they are young players. The last season they did not have many opportunities to play. Now its different, they are playing. They are maturing every game. Im very happy with these guys. They are working very hard to win their space on the team, said De Los Cobos.
Husidic and Lowry each scored in the 2-0 shutout victory vs. Houston which may partially be due to how De Los Cobos can relate to the midfielders on more then a coaching level.
24-year-old Lowry said, Hes been great. He played center-mid when he was a player. He was very successful. We can take a lot away from that. He knows a lot about the game. He really has worked with us a lot. Hes had so much success as a player and as a coach.
Carlos is a people person. He likes to talk to the players off the field. Its nice. You know him as a friend off the field as well, said Husidic.
Fire Technical Director, Frank Klopas, has watched the development of the midfielders from last season moving into this season and knows that with every game comes improvement. They are good players, with anything you need to give them confidence. The coaching staff has done that. You see the games and opportunities they have. They have taken advantage. There is still room for improvement but you can see they have a good attitude, said Klopas.
Libertyville native, Husidic, also credited veteran Brian McBride, saying that he has learned little things from him that matter a lot on the field that you cant learn from a coach. These midfielders will look to continue their success on Saturday in Toronto.