- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On May 12, 2007
- 2 Comments
Even if you don’t like the new MLS club north of the border in Toronto, you have to enjoy watching how their fans are. Watching their game with Chicago this afternoon was probably one of the most fun games I have ever watched as a MLS fan in the league’s short history. Everything about the game from the goals, to the altercation at the end of the first half, to the other goals, to the end was just a joy to watch.
For one, I am not at all surprised over the game with Chicago and Toronto. It has taken longer for me to see the expectations that I laid upon both squads at the beginning of the year. I expected the Reds to be a bit like they are today but injuries and poor play delayed it all. As for the Fire, this was the kind of play I saw coming out of them. It wasn’t pretty but then again I believe Toronto will be the toughest place to play in the league this year for any team.
The goals in the game were very classy and great strikes from both teams. I love the reaction to the Reds goals that the Toronto faithful gave. A second thought on seat cushions will be in the front office of the league and the Toronto front office.
The little fight before halftime is expected. Anyone who has seen Danny Dichio play knows he is a scrappy guy that will look for a fight like that. People in the league aren’t used to his style of physical play. I have to say I love his style of play because it puts the defense on their heels. Expect the league to come down on him and Chicago keeper Matt Pickens. Pickens probably deserved a red just as much as the other two did. Though some will say it was blown way out of proportion, it was really handled well for the most part. Hat tip to the Reds fans though, standing ovation for Dichio as he walks off the field is classic.
Now moving on to Columbus.
I haven’t gotten to see any of it but a one-one draw isn’t too shocking. Early goal by Ante Razov is good to see if you are a Goat fan.
Is it me or do the refs in the league feel they have to card everyone these days? Eight cards in the Columbus-Chivas game today just seems like a lot to me. Maybe I will feel different when I see the game but until then it just sounds high. A lot of games this year have felt that way to me. Something I think the league really needs to take a hard look at.
Now down in Kansas City….
The Hooooooops are up 2-0. Cooper and Toja netting goals for Dallas. Good to see the Hoops scoring without Ruiz who just came on late in the game for Cooper. You can tell the Wizards look like a different team without Jimmy Conrad.
Classy move on the Wizards part with the Lamar Hunt tribute tonight. Actually like the LH logo on the kits.
Dallas is playing better in this game, getting chances and playing much better in midfield, which is also helping their defense. Dario Sala gets the starting nod tonight as well, which is a vast upgrade in the minds of Hoops fans from Shaka Hislop.
KC scores late but cannot find an equalizer. For the first time all season (or at least this weekend) I correctly predict a score to a game. Yeah, I will gloat about this some other time. Okay, probably none at all since my other predictions haven’t gone completely through.
One more game tonight out in LA between the Galaxy and the Revs.
More on that later on…