18 August 2005

Mortal Kombat: Finish Him!

USA 1 : 0 TNT

My predicted scoreline should have been the final score based on the number of chances, but 3 points is 3 points. And how did our DCU related players do?
  • Bobby Convey is still fast. And he is still overcome by the power of the holy spirit when he's unmarked 25 yards from the net. Caught up in these moments, he is overcome with the spasms of divine feeling. Also, he couldn't finish on a one v one, but another well placed shot in about the 72nd minute was stopped by a nice save from the TNT keeper. He gets an assist on the GW Goal, and despite a notch in his goal stats played very well. Since he knew he was going to miss the Mexico game anyway, he decided that one yellow card wasn't enough and decided to go for it all, getting his second yellow and the following red in the 88th minute.
  • Tino came in as a second half sub, and he looked really good. He should have had his first assist on a goal that was disallowed, but he showed great speed on the wings and some nice crosses.
  • Bruce Arena apparently told his played to "be agressive." I would say that after the first fifteen minutes, they were more passive-agressive. I can't say he outcoached TNT, but he was never sufficiently bothered by them.

So now we wait for LA to come to town, and for DCU to try and get even closer in the Supporter's Shield Race. I'm gonna go ahead and say that right now, it is all about seeding and momentum for DCU. It's hard to see them not being in the post season.


At 18 August, 2005 20:03, Blogger Brian said...

I thought it was one of the best games I've seen Convey play for the USMNT. Although, I am no expert on such things.

At 19 August, 2005 15:02, Blogger D said...

It was one of Convey's better games, but his propensity for undergoing an epileptic seizure whenever he's unmarked amuses me.


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