I wish the handball in the box would have been called against Vancouver. In no way am I upset about it. It happened so fast, I missed it watching it live, but I would have loved to see our team get a goal in the Voyageurs Cup. A home goal to be exact.
"you are a rank newb coming in with all guns blazing." "Ovechkin is god."
I was shocked at the attendance. FCE has had a horrible start this season... So much expectations. The crazy thing is, where they are weakest early on is in the positions where they are playing internationals. Hatchi is horrible. Augustyn is a nightmare. Ilja, while he had likely his best game at FCE against the Whitecaps, is terrible and the midfield is lost with him in the lineup. Ever since he joined the club, we've been on a ride downhill. I was told recently that we've won twice since he joined the team. We ere flying high before he joined us last season and steadily dropped since his arrival. It's not fair to heap blame on one player but I think he's a sign of the troubles we've had.
Fath has dropped a lot cash on this team and brought in what should be the best team in the NASL. The results aren't there. Not even close. The Caps game was FCE in a nutshell. Is it any wonder that less than 5000 showed up? They got what they deserved. The players are to blame. No question about it. We suck. The quality is there. Certainly, no question about it but the boys are not coming to play. They need a shakeup quick before all momentum, in the press, in the stands and on the field is wasted. And yeah, Lodeweges was there on Wednesday... Here's hoping it starts there.
Props to the Caps supporters who came to watch the game. They were all class. I still don't like the anti-Canadian vibe that Lenarduzzi has created over there but the Whitecap supporters are aces in my books.
"I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bull****. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are." - Bill Hicks