Saturday, September 17, 2011

Crew in Philly Preview

Ekpo is out (card suspension) and Balchan is on the injury report. I have no idea how Balchan found his way back there. It is possible that Richard may be odd man out with Danny O'Rourke returning. As such, I have a sinking feeling that the Crew use the injury report as a confidence tool for players sometimes. Rich isn't being benched, he's just nicked up, not back to full fitness. By the way, Danny is back.

Speaking of Danny. Even though he has been out almost all year, he has been everyone's favorite person to interview. He's like the unofficial spokesperson. Which has allowed everyone to see that he's got a little crazy in him, which I like. It's going to be interesting to see how he plays tonight. His performance could actually be the key for the Crew.

Both teams are on a bad run right now, but no doubt the Union's is the more atrocious. Last 8 games: WLTTTLLT. That said, the Crew are without Gaven and in the midst of their worst form of the year.

Picking this game is like asking which kind of headache you prefer. A day long low grade headache or a skull splitting migraine that lasts a couple hours. Edge goes to day long, but I'm going to have to go with neither. Draw.
Let's ask Danny who's going to win: "The deus ex machina of football devices pull randomness from a rancor's teeth." Okay, thanks Danny.

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