Monday, April 16, 2012


Columbus Crew Head Coach Robert Warzycha is a middle manager and Emilio Renteria is just his talented, under achieving employee.

Renteria's benching last game was about motivation and the three goals in one half of play in a reserve game proves it. If anything Warzycha comes out of this thing sunny side up. After a limp first four games Renteria needed a kick in the ass and his bossman gave it to him.

It should be noted that Renteria wasn't done with three goals in that Reserve game either. He assisted on a 4th and was ejected in the 45th. Let's see. 3 goals, 1 assist and an ejection in one half. Where was this passion in the other games he started with the Senior squad? Regarless of the talent level, I'm thinking Warzycha is asking himself that.

From there it seems some nefarious Club problems might be simmering. The Crew, as a whole, wasn't done with the fireworks during this reserve game. Both Tony Tchani and Justin Meram were ejected later on in the same game. Three Reds in one game.

Columbus has been pretty lifeless this year (even in wins). This reserve game might have been a way of some players to act out and express some frustration.

Frustration has to be reaching Middle Management. Let's hope it isn't ignored. The passion is there, true believers. Just has to be harnessed.


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