DC wipes floor with Metros, 3:0
August 10, 2005
Maybe the score was not indicative of the game, maybe it was. Maybe the red cards were deserved, maybe they weren't. But at the end, the scoreboard read 3:0, and the MetroStars found themselves six points behind DC, and pending the result of the other game tonight, maybe even more points behind the last playoff spot.
With Mark Lisi not being able to go after suffering an injury last weekend, Sergio Galvan Rey started in midfield, with Amado Guevara sliding deeper back. Jeff Parke, still not 100%, made a return to the lineup as well, as Carlos Mendes will miss a few weeks after suffering an injury of his own.
In the 11th minute, a game-changing play occurred when Amado Guevara was fouled in the top left corner next to the Metro net, but nothing was called. Guevara retaliated and was given a yellow for dissent; and DC scored off the ensuing free kick, Bobby Boswell finding the net with his head. But the larger effect was not seen until the last seconds of first half regulation, when Guevara was given a second yellow on a very borderline call, reducing the Metros to ten for the rest of the match.
Early in the second half, Eddie Gaven finally had a chance for the Metros, but Nick Rimando came out to hinder the breakaway. But in a similar situation in the 60th minute, Gaven was brought down just outside the box by Moreno, with the fat Bolivian shown a straight red card as the teams evened out at ten.
Youri Djorkaeff hit the crossbar on the ensuing free kick, and Ante Razov had a good chance that went high, but that was it for the Metros. For a few minutes it did look that they can stay with DC and perhaps tie the game, but once again the field tilted, as the Scum added two late goals on breakaways, in the 76th and 87th.
There are ten games left in the season. This teams needs to wake up NOW.
Lineup: Meola, Agoos, Stammler, Parke, Leitch, Bradley, Guevara, Gaven, Galvan Rey, Djorkaeff, Razov. Subs: Magee, Ibrahim.