CARSON, Calif. – It's not particularly hard to look at Justin Braun and see what former Chivas USA coach Preki saw when he spotted him playing in an amateur tournament at the Home Depot Center in January 2008.
Braun ticks just about every box you'd want a forward to tick. In terms of raw tools, Braun possesses the optimal size (6'3”, 195 lbs.), speed and athleticism. In terms of intangibles, he's the type of guy who would run through walls to close defenders down, protect his teammates and score goals.