Tuesday, August 3, 2010

8/3/2010: Ratings, Thoughts From Crew vs. Chivas USA

The Crew looked unstoppable in their previous two games where they beat the New York Red Bulls and the Houston Dynamo by a combined score of 5-nil. But, a rejuvenated Chivas USA side with new signings such as Maldonado, brought the Columbus Crew back down to size; It was ugly:

**The Columbus Crew will be happy that they only have two more days to get the 3-1 defeat out of their heads; as the Crew will play the Philadelphia Union in Philadelphia on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.

**However, this may come back to bite Guillermo and Chad Marshall who looked tired against Chivas after their All-Star Game.

**Shaun Francis lovers will take a step back after Francis's howler on the second Chivas USA goal. However, Hesmer could have came out and commanded his box on that goal as well.

**The Crew lost a good chance to get even closer to the Supporters Shield as the Los Angeles Galaxy surprisingly lost as well this week at home to the Chicago Fire by a 3-2 score. Therefore, in the Supporters Shield standings, L.A. stays atop the Crew with 40 points from 19 games, while the Crew have 34 points in 18 games; But now the Crew have some company as Real Salt Lake has an identical record with the Crew also on 34 points from 18 games.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Coming back from injury and coming off the bench, Steven Lenhart wanted to keep his name in consideration as a starter with Renteria running away with the job as of late and Mendoza joining up with the club as well. He'll keep Warzycha in the back of his mind, but considering that the Crew were down 3-nil Lenhart's goal may be just seen as a consolation.

1 comment:

  1. What has happened to Padula? I am tired of this Fracis guy already.