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Pirate striker Hernandez calm about New York Red Bulls visit

Galveston Pirate striker and captain Roy Hernandez will be watched by MLS club New York Red Bulls soon but the player is remaining calm about the impending visit.

The Southern Premier Soccer League's top scorer has emerged as a target for the Red Bulls but he is not about to change the things that got him into this position in the first place.

"This season I am the lead scorer in the SPSL and this is my first season with the Pirates," he said.

"Yes I am a bit nervous about the visit but I will not be bringing anything new to my preparation to the normal game-plan. I will just be continuing everything that I do in all my previous games and hopefully everything works out perfect and I would like to thank everyone for their support."

Pirate coach Brendan Keyes admits that if the Red Bulls do happen to sign Hernandez, it will be a major loss to his club.

"Roy is an exceptional player and should the Red Bulls take up the option of signing him, he will be a huge loss to us," Keyes said.

"But he deserves the opportunity to progress his career and I have no doubts that he could go all the way in football (soccer). He is very grounded about this chance but we have told him to just go about his everyday game and try and forget who is watching him on this occasion. No one would be happier than me if he was to go to the Red Bulls."

Andrew Slevison
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