Long live The King of Goals?
April 16, 2005

MetroStars Kansas City
Galvan Rey 2 Jewsbury
04.16.05 · League

Sergio Galvan Rey equaled last year's production by scoring two goals as the Metros came back to tie Kansas City, 2:2. The much-maligned striker scored on two passes from John Wolyniec in a game that also saw Youri Djorkaeff's Metro debut.

With Eddie Gaven out after surgery on his finger, Djorkaeff effortlessly slid into his slot as the rest of the starting lineup stayed the same. The Frenchman did not see the ball much (that will hopefully change), but when he did, he demonstrated why he was brought in, with nifty moves and smart passes.

Kansas City scored against the run of play in the 20th minute. Josh Wolff just got a foot on a long back to control the ball, and a weird high bounce in the Metro box found Jack Jewsbury, who put it in past Zach Wells. Eleven minutes later, a Metro defensive breakdown saw Chris Klein double the Kansas City lead, as Wells should have done better on the attempt. Instead, he gave Klein the entire upper net to shoot, and the Wizard didn't miss.

And then it was Galvan Rey time. Amazing, no? After a year of complete awfulness, and a first half that was not much better (he tried to send a cross that landed in the middle of five Wizards with no Metro in sight), Galvan Rey scored his first of the year in the last minute of the period. A John Wolyniec pass was redirected past Bo Oshoniyi, and the Metros came into the locker room with some hope.

And that hope was realized in the 60th minute, as Wolyniec took a long precise pass from Djorkaeff and ran at the Kansas City net. With the defense clamping down on him, Woly had the sense to pass it back to Galvan Rey, and the newly-reborn King of Goals shot it straight at Oshoniyi. Fortunately, the ball went straight through the Wizard keeper, and into the net for the tie. The Metros had a number of chances to take the lead, but Wolyniec could not convert the other dangerous situations. Abbe Ibrahim made his first appearance as a Metro late in the game, after arriving just a day ago.

Overall, a good result, considering how it started. As for Galvan Rey, he is not off the hook... Yet.

Lineup: Wells, Agoos, Mendes, Parke, Leitch, Bradley, Lisi, Guevara, Djorkaeff, Galvan Rey, Wolyniec. Subs: Magee, Ibrahim.

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