Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Plata shines Kocic boots TFC 2 RE 1


What was that? This team just can't get it right. Even when they have a game under control and should be playing out a 2-0 victory, they find a way to mess it up. To be more precise, keeper Kocic found a way to come out for a loose ball and flub it. He left the RE shocked striker with the ball at his feet and nothing but net to hit. I declare that it qualifies as the worst goalkeeping moment in Toronto FC history. In baseball it would be called an unforced error.
 TFC was at home to Real Estelli in the home and home portion of the Champions League competition.
Plata had been a second half substitute and he was on fire. I have observed that Plata might be a better sub than a starter, his energy and speed thrown at defenders who are tiring could be a needed attacking tactic. We all know that this team needs attacking tactics. Toronto had been dominating possession but showing the usual lack of finish.
Frings and Johnson both looked strong, but the left side combo of Stinson and Zavarise was offensively limited. Henry and Morgan both made solid contributions in the back four, Morgan showing some real flair with the ball. DeGuzman made a late appearance
I am torn overall. Part of me says that missing out on CCL would be a good thing as it would allow them to focus on league success. The other part says that MLS success is a lost cause for 2011 and that a good run in the CCL would redeem something for this season.
A week from now we will know.
 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does this mean I win a bottle of water?

- 220Kid

stillkicking said...

Yes it does, yes it does. I will also throw in something extra to console you over the trading of Dan Gargan. New guy named Dasan Robinson of the Chicago Fire. "Release the Robinson" just does not have the same ring...

Anonymous said...

I saw the title of the trade, and thought we had gotten Carl Robinson back.. no need for the water or anything. I'll settle for a teacher admitting face to face, that they were wrong. Deal?

- 220Kid