Independiente 1- Crew 2
I was looking forward to last night’s match. I like seeing the reserves, it is good to host a team with the pedigree of Independiente, and the weather was picture perfect. Both the Dispatch and theCrew.com have reviews of the game, so I will leave you with a couple brief notes.
- Robbie Rogers, he stood head and shoulders above anyone else playing.
- Ricardo Pierre-Louis, he showed some solid touch around goal and got a little better as the night went on. He seems to be settling a bit, but still a ways to go.
- Elenio’s redirected pass to Garey. Nothing came of it, but it showed some good vision
- Ekpo’s injury: I am not sure what extent he is injured, but the Crew sputtered without him in there (until Robbie came in)
- I wish Independiente would have brought a stronger team, as I understand it they brought a number of reserves. The players who came, did play hard.
- Zayner’s bad touch: he dropped it right for the Independiente goal scorer. That play wiped out a pretty decent game.