Philadelphia Union Vs the New York (Jersey) Energy Drinks
When: Sunday 12:30 pm – mother’s day brunch time… (remind me to call mother)
Where: PPL Park
Weather: High of 79 with a mix of sun and clouds.
Here comes a time when, in normal circumstances, Nick would take over this blog and post a hysterical post about the upcoming match… but, in light of circumstances, that can’t happen. Not only because of the terrible way the Union have been playing, but also Nick is currently at a funeral – also no picks to be made this week.
If you want funny click here – as we will always reference this post when we play NY, it’s sort of our “can’t get any better than that” post. Took 40 minutes to come up with the post, and we (read: I) was laughing at during every second of it. It’s not as relevant anymore (kind of is though), but what the hell.
NY – 2nd in the eastern standings. 20 goals forward, 14 against. 6 wins, 3 loss, 1 tie.
Union … we all know the story.
The one redeeming factor currently is that we are tied for 4th in the least amount of goals allowed (Seattle, SKC, and Vancouver are ahead, in respective order). Tied with us are Chicago, and Houston. Not too shabby one would think. But, we are tied with the least amount of goals forward – only Chivas has as few goals as us… Yes, we’re tied with Chivas. My little quip about Chivas east is coming true… crud.
NY’s tied for 5th with most goals allowed (15 – tied with LA) and tied for 2nd with DC with the most goals (20, SJE has 21).
Why is this important? I don’t really know.
Rookie GK Ryan Meara for NY is someone we should fully take advantage of scoring on when given the chance. That is of course hoping that there’s a completely open defense with NY (is Rafa Marquez still suspended? I mean, he did get off light… as in i can’t believe it’s not raping light). But, being able to take advantage of a still fairly green keeper and possibly mismatched defense – requires actual offense.
Random side note on Meara, he went to high school with my girlfriends brother at Fordham… not really relevant, but I find it an interesting tidbit.
So what should we expect this Sunday at the game?
Expect to be sober (early time = short tailgate)
Expect Pajoy to play.
Expect us to be pissed off.
Expect missed shots.
Expect untaken shots.
Expect a game that we long for more.