Renteria back to struggles: You want me to score here? I think not.
6/17/2012: RECAP- Crew New England 0-0 In Sleeper
By Ryan Kozlowski
Any 0-0 draw is a sleeper unless your Italian, if your Italian it could mean a beautiful game because there were no defensive mistakes.
Unfortunately, there were quite a few mistakes in this game both ways and in no way will this be a beautiful match to remember. This one will never be a testament to Major League Soccer.
Talking about mistakes.. fast forward to 5:00 minute mark on the highlight clip above
As the under-appreciated Justin Meram put the ball on a platter (in the 65th minute) for Emilio Renteria who made a mess of the opportunity in front of net and scuffed it out for a goal kick.
I'm pretty sure I could finish that pass and then pretend that I did something really special.
But, the professional Renteria was not ready for it (perhaps he was thinking of some busty babe in Venezuela?... whatever it may be, his attention was elsewhere).
Meram put his head in his hands to say, "are you serious, el venado?"
For one, the three week break came at the wrong time for Renteria (who hopefully didn't spend most of it in local strip clubs).
Jokes aside.. Just when Renteria was starting to heat up before the break, his scorer's touch has cooled back down after.
**The rookie, Kevan George, did another decent job and Tchani also wasn't bad. But, shouldn't Birchall be getting a run out eventually for at least 60 minutes?
The Trinidad international and MLS Cup Champion has to be preferred when fully fit, otherwise why is he here? Why was he signed to a two year contract?
There's cheaper players to fill out a roster. If Birchall isn't meant to receive serious minutes, what was the point of bringing him on?
**Vargas also must be really in the doghouse not to get a cameo after Renteria's drab imitation of finishing.
**Gruenebaum was awesome once again.
Like Tyton in the Poland game against the Czech Republic today in Euro 2012, when everyone else is having a stinker at least the goalkeeper has some heart.
**On the good side, a point is a point on the road.
On the mundane side, the Crew front office doesn't have to make it into some huge moral victory. CREW EXTENDS UNBEATEN STREAK TO SIX.
Should of read,
CREW EXTENDS UNBEATEN STREAK TO SIX IN BORING ASS FASHION.
**Finally and most importantly, considering the lack of fireworks on the field, what's up with New England's fascination with tarps?
In some sections there are fans below and tarps above, in others there are fans below, tarps in the middle, and fans above.. In the picture below there are tarps on an entire section except for a few rows, where a couple away fans could congregate far away from the "rambunctious", oh I just made myself laugh, Rev fans.
And in others there are fans below, and tarps, but no tarps in the second deck where a few fans could sit much farther away from the action for whatever reason.
I mean this is how you must entertain yourself in a boring game.