Former Wizards defender, Ryan Raybould looks to be moving up in the Swedish leagues. Raybould has
moved from Sandvikens IF in the Swedish 4th division to Gefle IF to Allsvenskan, the Swedish first
division. This is a big move for Raybould, and a move that seemed to be coming when he signed for
the team, as he had a deal with Sandvikens to transfer to a higher club if they came calling.
Another former Wizards player has landed on his feet after being waived by the team. Like Pat
Healey, Ryan Raybould will continue his playing career. Raybould, though, has gone outside the
United States to continue his career. Raybould has signed with Swedish fourth division side,
Sandvikens IF. The Kansas City native played 19 times for the Wizards before being waived this
After today's waiver draft, there are no new additions to the Wizards roster. Only 3 players were
taken in the draft, including former Wizard, Brandon Prideaux, who is going to Chicago. Ryan
Raybould was not one of the other two taken. They were Jeff Curtin to DC and Kyle Brown to Houston.
The second waiver draft of the offseason is today at 2 pm local time. Soccer America has the list
of players available in the draft, most of whom were salary cap casualties. Even though the Wizards
are under the salary cap pretty safely right now, I don't see them going after any of those
players, including Kyle Martino, Kelly Gray, and Celestine Babayaro, who the Galaxy just signed.
First off, a little news. I have heard that Ryan Raybould will be rejoining the Wizards. He will be
taking over in the booth for Zoran Savic who is now an assistant coach.Practice: These were from
the second practice yesterday. Coach Vermes has been doing some two-a-days since he took over as
Back in November, when Don Garber announced the smaller roster sizes, and thus the elimination of
the reserve league, I personally was disappointed, as now instead of the Wizards reserve players
getting games against other professional players, those players will now have to get basically all
their games from local college teams or PDL teams, not exactly the best way to develop talent.
Half of the Wizards back 4 that started most of the season is gone. And the Wizards went very
defensive minded in the SuperDraft. Where does that leave the Wizards back line heading into 2008
With Nick Garcia and Jose Burciaga Jr gone, Jimmy Conrad is not the most seasoned Wizard on the