Thursday, October 06, 2005

MLS Mid-Week 27 Recap

Dallas proved me wrong last night. With so many people out of action, I thought the Crew would get a nice road win, but I guess I undervalued FCD. This was a nice back and fourth contest that could have gone either way. The Crew got on the board first thanks to David Testo. Dallas would have to wait till the second half to tie it up when Bobby Rhine volleyed a bad clearance by Robin Fraser easily past keeper Jonny Walker. That was good but not the highlight. For that we had to wait till stoppage time when Ramon Nuñez boomed a missile into the back of the net for the walk off winner. This win puts FCD back in second and kills Columbus's playoff dreams. Not bad for a bunch of second-stringers. FCD 2 - 1 Columbus

Bad luck has a name tonight and it MetroStars. How often does a team get to the 90th minute with a two goal lead only to walk away with a tie? It looked like Mo his first win as skipper but then the Metro's fell flat. I mean real flat. They let two goals get by them in four minutes. The first one is somewhat understandable since they were playing a man down and it was off a comer kick. Easy to lose one of those. However, the sides were evened up a minute later when Chicago’s Will Johnson was sent off. So 10 on 10 with a goal in hand and about three minutes of stoppage time to kill. That should not be that hard. Well, wrong. Jack Stewart was able to get on the end of a cross from Chad Barrett to get the second goal and a share of the points. The Fire have now clinched a playoff berth while the Metro's find themselves 2 points behind KC. Chicago 2 - 2 MetroStars

The Metro's are not the only time with bad luck all over them. Colorado scored both goals in the match but only managed a tie. Dedi Ben Dayan got yet another goal (4 matches in a row) to put the Rapids on top, but they could not hold on to it. Just 2 minutes later the ball bounced off Nat Borchers' shin and into his own goal to get Chivas up on the big board. The second half saw little excitement and not many chances at a winner, so both sides got a point. Chivas has 4 points in their last two matches, which, sadly enough, is a new record for them. Colorado 1 - 1 Chivas

Clint Mathis looked like he was going to get a goal early for Real Salt Lake, but DC United was able to hold. Bobby Boswell, in his first game back, was able to give United the lead when he redirected a free kick by Christian Gomez in the 29th. In the second half both Freddy Adu (pictured) and Gomez had great strikes. The Adu goal is a fine example of what this youngster can do. Salt Lake was able to get one back off a penalty kick taken by Andy Williams in the 78th, but could do little more. United are now just two points back from New England for best in the East while Real is only one point ahead (or behind, how ever you want to look at it) of Chivas for worst in the West. Real 1 - 3 DC United

My Guesses vs. Final Scores
Game (my guess) Final score
FC Dallas - Columbus (1-2) 2-1
Chicago - MetroStars (1-2) 2-2
Colorado - Chivas (2-1) 1-1
Real Salt Lake - DC United (0-2) 1-3

This mid-week 1-3
Total so far this season 37-34


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