Monday, June 9, 2014

After 0-0 Draw in DC, Crew Enter World Cup Break Mid-Table

Not much in this one as neither the Crew or DC can find the back of the net the weekend before the World Cup starts.

1ST HALF (0-0)
Crew make do while missing starters Giancarlo Gonzalez, Waylon Francis (World Cup, Costa Rica), Federico Higuain (hamstring) and Wil Trapp (knee sprain, or something...). Ben Speas and Agustin Viana fill in the midfield as Eric Gehrig and Tyson Wahl also get starts. Not much happens. An early shot from Fabian Espindola is all we got.

2ND HALF (0-0)
Three more shots on frame (Adam Bedell's take late was alright) and a horribly missed penalty from Espindola at the death bring this one to an end.

FINAL (0-0)
Despite playing with a number of backups, the Crew were the better side on this night. The patchwork defense of Gehrig, Wahl along with Viana in the middle played really well. Bernardo Anor also had a good one but he was often overrunning Hector Jimenez from the left back position. Might take them a few games to get used playing together.

The Crew enter the World Cup break 14th on the overall true table (ppg table) and right on the edge of the eastern conference playoff picture, for whatever that is worth.

Not sure this is how Anthony Precourt drew up the season but with only one win since we were freezing our tails off back in March whatever, the Crew can count themselves lucky. World Cup here we come!

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