Since that first day, we’ve had a few days of two training sessions a day and have played friendly matches against Fairleigh Dickinson, a 0-0 draw, and Quinnipiac University, a 2-1 win. Against FDU, we struggled to keep possession and build out of the back, but after a full training session with the emphasis on keeping the ball, we played much better in the win over Quinnipiac. Instead of bypassing the midfield with a long-ball into the striker as we did in the FDU game, we were connecting passes from our defensive midfielder and getting our outside backs and wingers involved. We scored two good goals from a string of 5 of 6 passes which culminated in a great through ball for the first goal and an excellent second goal off a cross from the right flank.
We have our final friendly against Adelphi on Tuesday night as we continue our tune-up for the season opener against Boston College on August 28th. I think our team is continuing to look better and better after each training session and I know our attack is going to be much more potent then the mere 17 goals we scored during the 2010 season.