NICK LEYDEN - Friday, December 17, 2010
Having lost three games in a row tenth place Estoril will look to reverse their form when they welcome Liga Orangina leaders Arouca to the Estádio António Coimbra da Mota on Sunday.
GD Estoril Praia – FC Arouca
Estoril will enter the match knowing that a victory will vault them back into the promotion discussion, while another loss could effectively end their hopes before the new year.
Despite spending the majority of the season as Vinícius Eutrópio's first-choice attacking substitute, Tony Taylor's chances of seeing meaningful minutes are slim.
In recent weeks the Floridian has seen his role taken over by Luis Leal, who may even challenge for a starting role after his two midweek goals against Sporting in a reserve game.
Estoril's other Americans will also not appear, as both Bryan Arguez and Greg Garza are rumored to be leaving the club in January in search of playing time.
Os Canarinhos will not have any notable absences as even midfielder Da Cunha, who has been struggling with an ankle injury of late, appears ready to play.
Estoril's defense will be tested by a former teammate, Cameroonian striker Jeremie N'Jock, who leads the league with 6 goals.
Like the hosts, Arouca will hope a good result on Sunday will stop a brief slide, as they are currently on a two game winless streak.