Tuesday, July 20, 2010

7/20/2010: Ratings & Thoughts From Win Over NYRB

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Thoughts:

The Crew played their best and most complete game of the season. Or the Red Bulls just played as bad as their Head Coach Hans Backe complained in the post game. Either way, the Crew looked like a much better and dangerous team; especially in comparison to the one that trotted out unprepared against the bottom feeding KC Wizards on Wednesday.

The Crew looked much better with Emilio Renteria up top and after Renteria's goal against NYRB, it will be difficult for Warzycha to deny Renteria a starting spot. The guy has just been on fire as of late.

Also, when Guillermo goes, so does the Crew. And man was he going on Saturday as GBS could have had 5 assists on the night if Renteria could stay onsides.

Cheers for Warzycha finally having the cojones to stick Rogers on the bench. Rogers needs to get his mind right and his motivation back to win games for the Crew. Otherwise, Ekpo (if he plays like he did on Saturday) seems a much better option at the moment.

Carroll's goals are few and far between, but when he gets one their always of the beautiful variety. Carroll's second goal against NYRB was fantastic off the bounce; Carroll had another off the bounce volley against FC Dallas last year. Carroll definitely has an underrated ability to tee it up.

While Renteria might of won Dancing with the Stars for his post-goal number, Hejduk was called for dancing stupid all over Carl Robinson's legs in the dying minutes of the second half. We love Hejduk's motor, there is just a time when you should shut it down a bit at 2-0 in the 87th minute.

However, Shaun Francis won't likely mind; as the rookie got his first considerable minutes on Saturday and should have a chance to be vying for more against the Houston Dynamo next weekend with Frankie Hejduk out.

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