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Duran, Rose draw praise after first 11-v-11 work

Here was some of what coach Sigi Schmid had to say after:

Playing on the full field 11-v-11 – it’s different playing on small-sided game – they’re playing on a big field and having the veteran defenders out there with them. We tried to pair a rookie defender with a veteran guy next to him, so it allowed us to see a little bit more. I thought it was good. I thought some guys had some good moments. I was very happy with Andrew Duran today. I thought he did a couple of good things: The tackle he made on Darwin Jones, when Darwin turned the corner on him. He’s a pretty quick guy, and I think Andrew showed his speed. (Andy) Rose scored nice goal. There were some good things.