The talent-rich Maryland Bays will become even more loaded tomorrow, when last season's Most Valuable Player, Phillip Gyau, reports to the team after recuperating from a hip injury for five weeks in his home country, Ghana.
Gyau, a forward, scored 12 goals and had six assists to lead the Bays to the American Professional Soccer League championship last season.
Gyau injured his hip in the off-season while playing outdoor soccer in the Belgian first division and went to Ghana to visit his family and recover from the injury.
At first, Bays coach Gary Hindley had trouble reaching Gyau to find out when he was going to report to the Maryland team, and there was some concern whether the scoring star would play this season.
But Hindley said that Gyau called him Friday and said he would join the team tomorrow.
"I won't know if Phillip is going to play Saturday [against Tampa Bay Rowdies at Cedar Lane Park] until after he gets here," said Hindley.
The Bays are off to a 3-0 start and lead the Western Conference of the APSL with 22 points.