Friday, April 3, 2009

Crew Will Bounce Back from RSL Debacle

Reminder: It’s “Columbus Till I Die.” It’s not, “Columbus till we get our asses handed to us.”

The 4-1 loss in Salt Lake City was indeed embarrassing. If you want the details read the Dispatch.

But, let’s not start into, “This is the worst performance ever,” “the team played with no heart,” blah, blah, blah.

There are a lot of factors that contributed to this loss. These are not excuses but facts: It was the first major road trip of the year besides the opener, at altitude (4,220 ft), without Hejduk, with a Moreno who had traveled 14,000 miles, with a Rogers just back from injury, in the cold rain, on a night when our rock Hesmer somehow managed to screw the pooch on back-to-back unassisted goals, the second one like something from the WPS.

But there were positives: Garey’s plucky goal, Marshall’s leadership in the back, Schelotto’s energy and verve (until the end, when all was lost), and Carroll’s playmaking.

I will tell you this, my brothers and sisters in Black & Gold: As sure as Lazarus rose from the tomb, on the soul of Che Guevara, with the blessings of divine providence, the Crew will come back from this, and it will happen sooner than you think.

This is the same team that won the Cup. They are in good hands with the Polish Rifle.

Be true to your school, bitches.

Next stop: Los Angeles. Crew 2, Chivas USA 0.

Columbus Till I DIE!

1 comment:

jack said...

Columbus will finish below Seattle in the standings this year.

Sad.