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Post-game Revolution-Union, 8/28/10

In my prediction, I said that the result of not starting Moreno would result in a 2-1 Union loss. The red card to Cory Gibbs made me score-right, side-wrong, as Union prevailed 2-1. The first half was marred by poor choices and spacing. New England was never threatened in the first half even when they didn’t have possession, and it looked as if the Revs were content to weather the Union storm and make them pay in the counter attack. New England showed their skill with a conversion of a corner kick opportunity that was the first half’s only goal. Gibbs red card changed the complexion of the match. The 41st minute send-off didn’t manifest itself until much later, but with less support, NE was not able to stave off the hungry Philadelphia side. The game, however, was defined by two players who came on after the 65-minute mark.  Justin Mapp makes a tremendous touch pass to Jack McInerney, who played a one-touch finish inside the near post to tie the game.   And, it was Mapp once again, this time as a trailing player, who was in the right place at the right time to receive a drop pass from Sebastien Le Toux and gave Union the full 3 points.

What this match shows is that Roger Torres, though not registering a point, is an extremely dangerous player and he forces teams to play conservatively because of his vision and passing touch.  All three substitutions by Nowak were exceptional and it means loads of promise going into next season, as this ianugural year is already lost, in the way of playoffs.  The next match is against Kansas City (as 6abc went out of their way to announce over and over and over).  My confidence in the side is renewed.  Amazing what a win will do.

-Nick, the other .5 of Unholy Union

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  1. PizzaBagel
    August 30, 2010 at 8:18 AM

    Take that, New England. You’re not even a defined city or state! You’re a freaking region.

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