Midfield move enhanced prospects

October 10, 2005
By Mike Hanzel
Go watch the Duke soccer team play, and likely the first player you'll notice is the tall, lanky, rawboned kid, with the headband holding back his long hair, who patrols the middle of the field for the Blue Devils.

At 6-5, 185 pounds, Chris Loftus looks more like a goalkeeper or a target forward in the mold of Liverpool's Peter Crouch than a defensive center midfielder.

Yet Duke's veteran coach John Rennie, who decided to move the converted forward to midfield midway through ...

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