Ten Best: Individual performances (update)
Cepero vs Houston, 2008
November 24, 2008
Since we last looked at the ten best individual performances in Metro history, an update has to be made. For descriptions of the initial top ten, see the original article, as well as an update.
10) September 30, 2000: Mike Ammann; MetroStars 2, Chicago 0
9) November 16, 2008: Danny Cepero; Salt Lake 0, New York 1
Cepero had a lot of help from his goalposts... but that cannot diminish what he did the rest of the match. With victory meaning the club's first trip to MLS Cup, Metro held on to the lead dearly, and Cepero was called upon time and again to make a save. He ended with seven overall, many of them spectacular.
8) October 14, 2006: Amado Guevara; New York 3, Kansas City 2
7) September 17, 2005: Youri Djorkaeff; MetroStars 5, New England 4
6) May 4, 1996: Giovanni Savarese; MetroStars 3, Tampa Bay 3 (2:1 SO)
5) May 2, 2001: Clint Mathis; MetroStars 4, Kansas City 1
4) July 8, 2000: Tim Howard; Kansas City 0, MetroStars 1
3) October 16, 2005: Tony Meola; Chivas USA 0, MetroStars 2
2) November 9, 2008: Dane Richards and Danny Cepero; Houston 0, New York 3
A bit of a cop-out to group the two together, but they are hard to separate, as Metro trashed Houston to move to the MLS Cup semifinals for the first time in eight years. Richards was part of all three goals, scoring one himself, causing the Juan Pablo Angel penalty kick, and feeding John Wolyniec after an amazing run. On the other end, Cepero was amazing between the pipes, stopping shot after shot for his first career shutout.
1) August 26, 2000: Clint Mathis; Dallas 4, MetroStars 6