Sweet win! Three points for the Union puts them in third place and within striking distance of first if they knock off KC in a week. Check out the current playoff situe in the east.
PSP’s Eli rolls out a match report from last night’s win.
Rounding up the rest of the Eastern Conference playoff picture’s Saturday performances, Columbus lost (obvi), the Energy Drinks won, Houston came back late to nip the points, and KC went down to RSL in a rough and tumble match.
The Columbus Dispatch quotes Crew manager Robert Warzycha saying, “It should’ve been a 0-0 game.” Because every defense gets one mulligan? Huh? If that were true the 2010 Union would have had a much better record.
Crew defender Eric Gehrig took responsibility for allowing Le Toux in on goal in the 32nd minute. Roger Torres should send that guy a Hallmark card that reads, “Bro, there was nothing you could do.”
Dave Zeitlin notes that Saturday’s lineup featured seven players aged 23 or younger. And for only the third time in the 2011 season, all 11 starters were under 40. Gettin’ younger every day!
One of those young guns was Zach Pfeffer. The 16-year old got his first MLS minutes in a start against the first place team in the east. Can the youngster keep his spot against the rougher competition next weekend?
The Swarthmore Daily Gazette says Morgan Langley is the first Centennial Conference player in 40 years to play at the top level of a major pro sport. Langley had a solid debut on the wing for the Union.
In the first of two Celebration friendlies, the USWNT tied Canada 1-1. Abby Wambach scored from the spot but Melissa Tancredi equalized in the 42nd.
CJ Sapong will be greeting Philadelphia along with the rest of Sporting KC next weekend. All the ladies better watch out because his serenade skills are top notch (on the second try).
All the goals from this weekend’s EPL round. A fine, fine finish from Luka Modric tops the pack.