Metros 2-0 for first time ever after 3:2 win over DC
April 17, 2004

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04.17.04 · League

It's early, but it's looking good. For the second straight game to start the season, the Metros allowed the first goal, but scored three on their own, this time stopping DC Scum 3:2. Fabian "where the bucks is" Taylor scored two, and John Wolyniec added another to push the Metros to first place in the Eastern Conference.

The Metros came out with the same lineup as last week, with the only exception being the insertion of Eddie Pope for Jeff Parke. But after good play early on, DC scored against the run of play, with a breakaway off a Metro corner kick, Ben Olsen putting one in from close range. DC continued to push for rest of the half, and the Metros did not look to be the best team when the whistle blew.

But the insertion of Fabian Taylor for Mike Magee at the break completely changed the game. Taylor showed strength and vision, and tied the game in the 50th minute, taking a pass from Mark Lisi, then following the rebound from his own header past the helpless Doug Warren. The Metros continued to press, and seven minutes later Amado Guevara's perfect pass found the diving Wolyniec in the box, his body parallel to the ground, giving the Metros their first lead of the game.

Taylor added his second in the 63rd minute, hitting a low knuckler that Warren touched, then saw roll past him into the net. The Metros seemed to own the game from there, but DC made it close, Freddy Adu knocking it in after Tenywa Bonseu fell in the box, failing to intercept the ball.

After an agonizing injury time that seemed to go forever, the Metros went to 2-0-0 for the first time in their history. Not bad at all!

Lineup: Walker, Leitch, Pope, Bonseu, Ziadie, Lisi, Gaven, Vaca, Guevara, Magee, Wolyniec. Subs: Taylor, Parke, Clark.

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