Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

de Guzman Scores In USA Tour Defeat

de Guzman Scores In USA Tour Defeat

New loan signing Jonathan de Guzman scored Swansea City's only goal in their opening USA Tour match against the Colorado Rapids.

Michael Laudrup watched on as he took charge of his first game - while his players had to battle against hot temperatures and altitude levels of a mile above sea level.

The Swansea boss fielded two different sides for each half (apart from the goalkeeper - Gerhard Tremmel), with the first half side being mostly players who struggled to get first team experience last season. The four first team regulars to play in the opening 45 minutes were Ashley Williams, Leon Britton, Nathan Dyer and Danny Graham. Others with chances to impress the new gaffer included Fede Bessone, new signing Michu and Jazz Richards.

Almost 6,500 were at Dick's Sporting Arena, and the home crowd were delighted to see their team storm into a 2-0 lead after just 14 minutes, with Andre Akpan and Kamani Hill netting early on.

de Guzman grabbed a goal back for the Swans in the second half whilst Leon Britton and Leroy Lita had some of their best chances to get a draw.

SWANS: (First half): Gerhard Tremmel, Jazz Richards, Garry Monk (capt), Ashley Williams, Fede Bessone, Leon Britton, Mark Gower, Michu, Nathan Dyer, Stephen Dobbie, Danny Graham.

SWANS: (Second half): Gerhard Tremmel, Angel Rangel, Chico, Alan Tate, Ben Davies, Kemy Agustien, Jonathan de Guzman, Andrea Orlandi, Wayne Routledge, Luke Moore, Leroy Lita.

de Guzman said he was delighted to see his 25-yard effort from a free kick curl past the goalkeeper and into the net, he told the Official Site:

"I was talking with (Andrea) Orlandi over who would take it. I took it and went for the corner and I was delighted I beat the keeper.

"Who will take the next one? Well, Orlandi has a good shot too though, so we`ll see how it goes."


de Guzman then talked about the game in general, adding:

"It was difficult (against the Rapids) as it was our first game as a group,"

"It can be tough for new players to adapt, while it was difficult in those conditions. We were at very high altitude.

"But we did well. We did well on the ball and defended well, while we kept possession pretty well too.

"It went well in the second half. We played the ball a bit faster and played well as a team.

"We`ve got a few number of new players, and we`re all gelling well.










Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Wednesday July 25 2012
Time: 9:32PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Glad we've replaced Sigurdsson with another player who can score from free kicks, cracking goal from de Guzman
eye_nose_hat
26/07/2012 21:11:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Swansea City In Talks To Sign Bolanos?

Swansea City are being linked with a move for Gremio's Ecuadorian attacker Miller Bolanos

Gomis Would Have To Take Big Wage Cut To Join Marseille?

Latest speculation suggests that French side Marseille are interested in taking Bafetimbi Gomis on loan

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Opinions from Holland on Mike van der Hoorn

Some quick and brief opinions on Mike van der Hoorn, the Ajax defender that we look set to sign for around £2m

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Suggested By:
Taylor first choice, Kingsley backup12%
Taylor first choice, new signing as backup1%
Kingsley first choice, Taylor as backup68%
Kingsley first choice, new signing as backup9%
new signing first choice, Kingsley as backup8%
something else2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)