Game 29: Notes
Another game with an offensive slump; another loss. Recent form hasn’t been great and much of that can be pegged to the performance of the Crew offense. All of the ineptitude of the trip to D.C. can be found over at Columbus Underground.
- The conditions were abominable. Two days of rain certainly had it’s effect on the game. Passes went short and dribbles were off. There was no flow.
- Columbus has to figure out a way to draw out a bunkering team. DC stuffed the box and were able to suffocate any offensive chance.
- Also on offense, this team still lacks a killer instinct around goal. During one possession, Burns passed on a clear shot from 12 yards out and it was intercepted. An intercepted pass is a possession that doesn’t end in a shot.
- What happened to the defense on the goal? After a second look, the defense played a good line. Kevin Burns had tracked back three yards past the defensive line and kept Emilio onside.
- Rogers was an absolute terror. He can be inconsistent, but he ran at will on the left side last night. His crosses were sharp and he even had a near goal with a great shot from distance. He carried over his National Team form.
- I am still not sure what Renteria was thinking. He had just gotten his way into the rotation and now he draws a silly red card.
Hejduk: 6–O’Rourke: 6–Brunner: 6—Zayner: 7
Gaven: 7—Moffat: 5—Burns: 5—Rogers: 8
——–Lenhart: 6—Schelotto: 6——————
Subs: Garey: 5, Renteria 4, Iro: NR
Crew Man of the Match: Rogers