Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Guys Upstairs. Crew 2 DCU 1

DC United's Daniel Woolard put a nice volley into the back of the net. This part of his night was fine. Good goal. However, directly after his goal he thought it might be nice to run over to the Nordecke and mimic a bow and arrow shot at them (I think that's what it was). Why do that? Don't do that. The folks upstairs take notice of such things.

11 minutes later the same Robin Hood guy was in the wrong place at the wrong time and hit one in against his own keeper. No bow and arrow after the own goal, sadly.

12 minutes after that, (now) Crew Legend, (returning) Eddie Gaven (after two months) caught a cross from Miranda with a flying header and hammered it home. Amazing goal. Dare I say, best Crew goal of the season.

The stadium absolutely erupted (15,566 attendance) on that goal. The goal was so good, it got the (now classic) Dwight Burgess call: "What a great, great goal!" over the loud speaker. Considering that the Crew were on the verge of crashing out of the playoff race and it was the return of Gaven and me going into berserker mode on this 2011 Crew season... Well, it's a neat sports moment that I'll remember for a long time.Columbus looked energized from the start. Chad Marshall was out and quote machine Danny O'Rourke was in. It also looked like Hesmer had the arm band. Mendoza and Renteria were up top but nothing really came of it.

Memorable win for the Crew. Tough loss for DC. A pair of road games left for the Crew. Playoff game at home in the cards? We'll see.

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