The Butler does it in Tampa
July 4, 2001 (Official Game Summary)
The MetroStars scored two goals in the final five minutes to pick up their first road win with a 2-1 victory over the Mutiny before an Independence Day crowd of 20,730 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay.
The two goals by the MetroStars are the most in a league game since May 12 (2-0 vs, LA) as they improve to 4-1 lifetime at Raymond James Stadium.
Mamadou Diallo scored his sixth goal in six career games against the MetroStars in the 27th minute. Steve Ralston sent a cross inside the box to Steve Trittschuh, who beat the defense on a header to find Diallo 12-yards out for his eight goal of the season.
The Mutiny could have taken the lead to two goals in the 60th minute, but Richie Williams cleared a ball off the line to keep the game at 1-0 before the fifth-largest crowd in Mutiny history.
The MetroStars started their comeback five minutes from time when Billy Walsh and Daniel Hernandez combined for a goal for the second consecutive game. Hernandez launched a free kick just outside the penalty arc that Walsh redirected past Adin Brown to tie the game.
Forward Michael Butler, a call up from Long Island, recorded his MLS debut and goal in the waning moments of the game. Hernandez, who has now assisted in each of his last three MetroStars goals, sent a cross into the box that Butler perfectly timed past Brown for the 2-1 lead the clinched the first road win of the season.
The MetroStars (15) and Mutiny (25) combined for 40 total fouls in the game.
Lineup: Howard, Perez, Petke, Jolley, Hernandez, Chung, Walsh, Williams, Villegas, Klinger, Valencia. Subs: Semioli, Butler.