GK 1 Yuta MINAMI
MF 15 Shin KANAZAWA
BENCH:Takagi, Saito, Iio, Ohashi, Kuba
*MY THOUGHTS: Kanazawa took his opportunity and grabbed it by the horns which makes me happy. I think Basilio gets his spot back in the starters position (though Saito is not at fault)....Kuba is still a couple good games away from the starting 11, Iio had a good training match and Ohashi is coming back from being banged up so I think you'll see him on the sidelines but probably not game action. It also looks like they were flirting with the 3-5-2 in training so they might switch it up during the game.......which just scares the hell out of me considering the "quality" or lack thereof between the pipes.
ONE TO WATCH: GK 1 Yuta Minami- It was very difficult to pick out one certain player on the team because everyone seems to contribute on this team. Minami is chosen because he has put up 4 clean sheets in a row. He almost had five but a last second score by Shonan ruined that. If Verdy can crack the brick wall early, they might be able to score alot but it seems highly unlikely.
WHEN AND WHERE: 2pm, April 1st at Tokyo Verdy's glorious Ajinomoto stadium
I will be in attendance and I'm buying Skyperfect so I'll be able to see every game from now on. Thanks to Aaron for shaming me into it!