02 April 2006

Keep Us Hanging Around


DC UNITED 2 : 2 NEW YORK RED BULLS

Dear New York Red Bulls,

You were pretty close. You had us down two-nil in our own stadium. By the half, I daresay even some of our enthusiastic supporters were starting to feel a little low. I mean, that Djorkaeff free kick was a thing of beauty. And then, only a few minutes later, when Perkins handed you another goal? Man, even I was a bit depressed. I mean, we made Alexi Lalas look like a genius for picking up Edson Buddle. And making Alexi look good is a tough job.

So there we were, at your mercy. And yet, like Khan, you couldn't kill us off. You keep...missing...the target! </shatner>. I mean, all you had to do was just not us back into the game. You had the numbers. You had the momentum. You had every advantage. We had nothing.

And then, Alecko Eskandarian comes in at the half, and ten minutes later hits a ridiculous volley into the net. I mean, it was sick the way he put that away. And suddenly, we had something. Sure, Facundo Erpen's goal only managed to level the score, and you walk out of RFK with a draw. But, like a bad villain, you couldn't put us away when you had the chance. Sure, you served notice that you can bring some pain of your own. But when everything was laid out for you to sever life support, you basically turned to your diminutive henchman and said "throw them into the shark pit." And somehow we managed to escape. Bruised? Yes. Bloodied? A bit.

But Alecko has found his scoring touch again. He's shooting and hitting. You started him up for us. Now we have a machine gun. Ho ho ho.

4 Comments:

At 02 April, 2006 21:53, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Alecko goal was a shot of beauty. Even if that was United's only goal of the game it would have been worth it just to know that Esky is back!

 
At 02 April, 2006 22:22, Anonymous Paul said...

I heard Troy Perkins was offered a sponsorship deal for Nestle's Butterfinger. Hopefully this was just the first game jitters.

 
At 02 April, 2006 23:37, Anonymous john said...

Holy hell was that a great shot from Alecko. And what was up with Ben Olsen? Dude was all over the place.

 
At 03 April, 2006 03:05, Anonymous Matt said...

DC absolutely killed Red Bull all day....did Red Bull even have more than 2-3 consecutive touches the entire game?

I was real pleased with the way DC played...looked real tight everywhere and our ball winning was fabulous...great energy and skill shown by all players...

However....

Man..GK problems again. Perkins was terrible...first goal was saveable...second goal...wow..a howler for all time...and third..oh wait the Red Asses defender missed an open net.

First goal his fault you say??? Oh you all that are not keepers.

TERRIBLE technique...who the hell is training these GKs???

On a high shot where a keeper is diving to the corner...he MUST go top hand or he'll never reach a ball placed in the corner....as the Red Ass free kick was...

Perkins was there...reacted in time...dove high enough...but went with the wrong hand and thus the ball was out of his reach.

The Red frenchie hit it well, but honestly it wasn't a screamer and he was way out..Perkins even hesitated and still got there....

A technique flaw that must be corrected.....one that I honestly don't see in many American keepers.

Watch the goal again if you all don't believe me...

Hey..is Jonny Walker free?? I'll take him now....

 

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