Wednesday, February 22, 2006

New England 0 - 0 Alajuelense

New England looked weak in the first half, but came on strong in the second. Too bad for them that Alajuelense was willing to play for the tie because that really closed up the Revs game. Alajuelense at times put up to 10 players behind the ball and frustrated most of the Revs chances.

Taylor Twellman and Clint Dempsey had a few great chances, but the balls kept going just wide of the net. Alajuelense had a couple decent counter attacks, but they were really playing a defensive game.

The series now goes to Costa Rica where they will play again on March 8. That gives the Revs two weeks to recover from injuries and become a tighter team.

All and all, it was not a bad game for New England. Luck just was not on their side because they really should have hit at least one of their shots. Still, having to get at least one-goal in Costa Rica is going to be difficult.


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