Metro yawns through scoreless tie with Scum
September 29, 2019
When MLS changed its playoff format for this season, the switch to one-and-out games put a huge emphasis on getting the higher seed and the homefield advantage that comes with it. So, coming into the penultimate regular season game against DC Scum with the playoffs already clinched, Metro zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Sorry, drifted off there for a moment. Metro needed a win to leapfrog DC into fourth. A loss would guarantee they will not host a playoff game. A tie zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Excuse us! Chris Armas made only one change to the lineup, inserting Alejandro Romero Gamarra for Sean Davis. Straight from the kickoff zzzzzzzzzz
The Metro offense had few bright spots throughout the match, most of them coming midway through the second half. First, a short free kick from the endline was cleared by what looked like the upper arm of the Scum player. Soon after, a Cristian Casseres flick was kept out at the last minute by zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Metro earned its third straight shutout, holding DC without a single shot on goal. But it was the Scum that celebrated like they won, knowing that they kept their advantage of Metro in the standings. So, headed into the season's last game zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Lineup: Robles, Lawrence, Long, Parker, Duncan, Casseres, Rzatkowski, Sims, Romero Gamarra, Royer, Barlow. Subs: Wright-Phillips, Fernandez, Muyl.