Sunday, October 21, 2007

Parky Goes Deep, But Revs Fade Again

I'll start with the good. First and foremost, Michael Parkhurst scored his first MLS goal yesterday and it was a goal of the year candidate to boot (go to #1 at the end of the video):

Wow. It doesn't get any better than that. The other good thing about yesterday was the team, for most of the game, withstood the attack from an opponent putting in a playoff caliber effort.

However, that didn't stop the Revs from failing another late test by giving up an injury time goal. Yeah, the game was meaningless, but that's three disappointing games on the bounce since the US Open Cup victory. That's also seven of eight games the team has given up at least two goals.

They can ill-afford to give up two goals in the first leg against New York next Saturday. If the past is any reference, the team will bunker down and play for the tie. New York has players that can pull goals out of nowhere and they could be poised to stun our local side if they keep up their current defensive form.

Well, it's time to put the past behind and get ready for the playoffs. If you are a Revs fan, I implore you to make the trip to the Meadowlands. If the last few weeks in any indication, they'll need all the help they can get.

Also, I have to point this out:

I didn't need to prove that I'm a genius, because that's been firmly established. If you're still one of the non-believers, here's where I used mathematics to predict the future.

Sure, RSL didn't get to 32 points, but the variables changed during the summer.