Inept Metro run over by blue team, 2:0
June 24, 2017
In 80 minutes, you can listen to Bohemian Rhapsody 13 times. You can cook eight hard boiled eggs (not simultaneously). You can go through TSA check at Newark airport three times. You can run a half marathon. (Well, not you, but the world record holder can. He'll have 22 minutes left to catch his breath.)
It took 80 minutes for Metro to get a shot on goal against NYCFC today. That lone shot was a harmless floater by Kemar Lawrence from outside the box that was easily grabbed by the visiting keeper. Does more need to be said about this game?
Oh, it does. We saw a team run off its own stadium. We saw a coach who cared more about getting a UEFA license that getting ready for this game. We saw a star striker who barely touched the ball. We saw a wonderful goalkeeper making two fantastic saves, or it could have been worse. We saw opponents left wide open on both goals.
We saw a pathetically predictable club that has been lucky so achieve its not-so-lofty standing this season. We saw a once-vaunted midfield overrun time and again. We saw a franchise with an absentee owner who has not invested one cent in making the team better this year. We saw absolute ineptitude.
But, hell, we'll always have 7:0, right?
One harmless shot on goal. In the 80th minute...
Lineup: Robles, Lawrence, Long, Collin, Murillo, Adams, Martins, Kljestan, Muyl, Royer, Wright-Phillips. Subs: Zizzo, Veron, Lade.