Sunday, May 4, 2014

KC Undo Crew, 2-0

The Columbus Crew got a couple good looks but ultimately beaten by a team that never looked too troubled.

1ST HALF (0-1)
Fast start for Sporting KC as the did just about what ever they wanted and kept Columbus pinned down. Ten minutes was all it took for them to get one off a cross in to the box that couldn't get cleared (Jacob Peterson).

The only shot on target the Crew had in the first half was a close one from Bernardo Anor (Eric Kronberg made an excellent save).

2ND HALF (0-1)
As in previous weeks on this winless run, Columbus came out more determined in the second half but the activity on the middle part of the field was disrupted by the halftime sub of Oduro on for Jimenez.

Anor again provided the only real threats on frame (had 3 of the team's total of 4) but was subbed out in the 70th minute in favor of Justin Meram. So, with Meram and Oduro playing in the midfield it left Trapp and Tchani to do the heavy lifting.

Wil Trapp succumbed to a 2nd yellow not long after. Game pretty much ended there (KC did put one away in the dying moments).

The timing and the subs of Justin Meram or Dom Oduro in the midfield this game was questionable. Having both of them out there was a recipe for a MF collapse and now, as a result,Trapp is out for this Wednesday's matchup with Houston.

It hasn't been a good run for the Crew in the last five: 3 total pts with only 3 goals for, 7 against.

Not sure where else to go with this one. The Crew are on a bad run officially now. Needs to improve.

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