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article imageOp-Ed: New York Red Bulls Scout Pirate Captain Hernandez Special

By Marc Roseblade     Dec 19, 2010 in Sports
Galveston - It's the eve of hopefully something special for Pirate superstar striker, Roy Hernandez as he awaits the visit of Red Bull head scout for a day that could change his life.
Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls are sending their chief scout out to Galveston, Texas to run their eye over the striker as he and his side take on Corpus Christi at the Pirates home stadium Courville Stadium.
Roy, who obviously has a touch for goal, has scored 10 league goals so far in five matches and leads the goalscoring chart as well as helping his side into top spot of the SPSL after some tough ties even this early in the season.
The Red Bulls have scouts all over the US and local scout Matthew Martin, moved quickly to get the lead scout flown out watch Hernandez after noticing his obvious talents in front of goal. He isn't a one trick pony though, he has great possessional skill and isn't afraid to make challenges and take players on in a one on one position. He really is a well rounded player.
Pirate coach Brendan Keyes said in an interview,"Roy is an exceptional player and should the Red Bulls take up the option of signing him, he will be a huge loss to us. But he deserves the opportunity to progress his career and I have no doubts that he could go all the way in football (soccer). He is very grounded about this chance but we have told him to just go about his everyday game and try and forget who is watching him on this occasion. No one would be happier than me if he was to go to the Red Bulls."
Roy said, "This season I am the lead scorer in the SPSL and this is my first season with the Pirates. Yes I am a bit nervous about the visit but I will not be bringing anything new to my preparation to the normal game-plan. I will just be continuing everything that I do in all my previous games and hopefully everything works out perfect and I would like to thank everyone for their support."
If he plays his normal game, Roy could play for many professional outfits throughout the US and the world but tomorrow, he just needs to impress one man and I, for one, have no doubt that he will.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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