Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Crew 3 - 0 Wizards

Bad Weekend for Wizards fans.

The Wizards did not come to play Saturday night. They were out hustled, out played and out classed by a Columbus team that was ripe for the picking. The Crew were short handed from injuries and national team call ups and KC could still not beat them. Heck, they barely were in the game at all.

Our best players were bad, our mediocre players were bad.

Hartman - I will give him half a pass on the 1st goal, looking into that sun was horrible. I am pretty sure he lost sight of the ball as it crossed through the setting sun. The 2nd goal was all Kevin. Yeah, Leathers could have closed faster on Moreno, yeah someone could have backed him up in goal, but Kevin knows that if the keeper comes out like that he MUST get the ball. The third goal I will split the blame evenly between Hartman and Conrad. Jimmy left Moreno alone to help out in the middle and could not get back fast enough when he realized his mistake. Moreno unloaded a nice shot to the near post that on another day Hartman would have stopped. Kevin did a great job on a few other saves but it was not enough.

Conrad - I documented his mistakes above so I will just add that he did not lead the team well. The defense was not organized. I know the defense is young but it is Jimmy's job to keep them in line.

Marinelli - Not good enough Carlos. Play harder, play smarter.

Lopez - Best effort of the whole team but still not good enough. Claudio, you made some great crosses (some mediocre ones as well) but nobody was there. At least in some instances that is Sealy's fault but you are the World Class player, you are the guy that has to be better than everyone else. You are the guy that has to get a goal, you are the guy that need to play to where Sealy/Arnaud/Trujillio/whoever is, not where they should be.

Sealy - Dude, what is the problem? At times you look like you are hiding out there.

Arnaud - We have all been waiting to get Davy back on the field but he does not look like he was ready.

Zavagnin - Kerry is one of my all time favorite players but he did not play well either. I do not know if age is catching up to him or if there is an inkown injury but he does not look to be himself.

Jewsbury - Jack did not stand out to me in any way. Not good but nothing bad either. In thsi game I guess not being remembered for bad play is a highlight.

Leathers - Made some mistakes. Rookie...

Hohlbein - Wahl or Hohlbein, does not seem to make much difference.

Harrington - Not bad, not good either. Maybe you need to go back to left wing.

Subs:

Trujillio and Sascha made little difference. Pore made the most of his time in the second half.

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