Sunday, June 24, 2012

Why do I do this to myself

So normally I'd say the less said about that game, the better, but this is one that's probably important to talk about. I'll probably throw up a bunch of links to other discussion lately. For me, I'll let the numbers do the talking, and the numbers are pretty dismal. Here's player ratings for last nights match against Philly.

Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath6.6
Carlos Valdes6.6
Raymon Gaddis5.4
Michael Farfan6.0
Freddy Adu4.2
Brian Carrol5.1
Keon Daniel4.2
Gabriel Farfan4.8
Amobi Okugo5.1
Michael Lahoud4.8
Lionard Pajoy7.8
Jack McInerney7.5
Antoine Hoppenot5.4
Team Average5.7
Sporting Kansas City
Jimmy Nielsen3.9
Aurelien Collin4.2
Seth Sinovic3.9
Chance Myers4.2
Lawrence Olum4.2
Graham Zusi4.8
Roger Espinzoa4.8
Julio Cesar4.5
Jacob Peterson4.2
Michael Thomas4.2
Kei Kamara4.8
CJ Sapong4.5
Teal Bunbury4.2
Soony Saad4.2
Team Average4.4

Pretty much a dominating performance by Philadelphia, though I'd argue in large part it was just poorness on SKC's part, the defending especially. Get healthy soon, Mr. Besler.

Man of the match goes to Lionard Pajoy for his goal, assist, and play on both sides of the field, while SKCs man of the match gets splitbetween Kei Kamara, Graham Zusi, and Roger Espinzoa. Hard to really award any one anything after that kind of smackdown from one of the worst teams in the league though.

The crazy thing is this sets up what could be an epic rematch in the US Open cup if both SKC and Philadelphia advance to the semi finals. Both are playing lower division sides, so it's a definite possibility, and one I'm sure fans and players on both teams would want. Let's hope Kansas City gets it done on Tuesday.

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