Saturday, April 14, 2007

Four - Nil To The Boys In Blue

Well, it wasn't tough to figure out who were the expansion side tonight. The New England Revolution easily handled Toronto FC in the home opener 4-0. The Revolution were in sync all night, but the visitors from the north had trouble stringing passes effectively going forward. That didn't stop them from fouling aggressively, though. They had four well deserved yellow cards and could of had more.

As expected, Shalrie Joseph was money in the center of the pitch making everyone around him better. Rookie Adam Cristman should have scored off of a sweet through ball from Jeff Larentowicz. However, the rook rightfully earned a penalty shortly afterwards resulting in Joseph opening his 2007 account. Khano Smith possibly played his best and most consistant game in a Revolution jersey tonight. He got the better of his Toronto counterparts on numerous occasions, while creating scoring opportunities.

Andy Dorman scored the 500th goal in Revolution history via a late run and a great feed from Steve Ralston. The Defense was solid, Taylor Twellman had a brace, and Matt Reis had no poblems with the new fieldturf.

I can't think of anything to complain about. I'll think of something and post it here tomorrow.

Well done lads!