Sunday, March 1, 2009

3/1/09: Crew Have Field Day With Everton Reserves, Win 5-1

Crew wins 5-1 against Everton Reserves, West Ham still bitter.

From Black And Gold Standard:
The Crew defeated an Everton squad made up of a mixture of its reserves and 18s, 5-1, Sunday in Liverpool, England. Robbie Rogers scored two goals and assisted on another, Chad Marshall scored twice off corner kicks and Guillermo Barros Schelotto added a goal and two assists. Next up is a Tuesday game between the Crew reserves and Guiseley. (Crewfighter remark: With this game 5-1, will the Crew hit the 10-0 mark against the Guiseley Reserves on Tuesday? Or will Guiseley be game by fielding their starters?)

Scoring Summary:
CLB - Chad Marshall (Guillermo Barros Schelotto), 9th minute
EFC - Own Goal (Marshall), 13th
CLB - Robbie Rogers (Emmanuel Ekpo), 38th
CLB - Schelotto (Frankie Hejduk), 59th
CLB - Rogers (Schelotto), 68th
CLB - Marshall (Rogers), 73rd

Lineup - William Hesmer, Frankie Hejduk, Danny O’Rourke, Chad Marshall, Gino Padula (Paul Gerstenberger 75), Eddie Gaven (Alex Grendi 75), Brian Carroll, Emmanuel Ekpo, Robbie Rogers, Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Pat Noonan 70), Alejandro Moreno (Jason Garey 70)


My thoughts: Either the Everton Reserves are sh*t or the boys are getting on track for the season. I have heard Marshall, Frankie, and some others say that the preseason trip to England last year was when they got it together, started clicking, and etc. Good result.

Ekpo starting over Moffat and bagging an assist. That's the position to keep our eyes on during these friendlies.

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