Monday, April 14, 2008

Cold + Rain + Chivas USA = Crew Win!

Sydney and I braved the cold and rain on Saturday night to go watch our team play, and we were not disappointed. It was probably one of the most exciting soccer matches I've seen in a long time. This week saw the hardest-working-team in Major League Soccer up against Chivas USA, a team that the Crew has never beaten at home... Ever.

The final tally was 4-3 in favor of the Black and Gold. The score in itself doesn't tell the whole story, though. There were two send-offs in the second half (both for Chivas USA) and the play was "spirited" to say the least.

The Crew won the season (and home) opener two weeks ago against Toronto FC (which we also attended), and then proceeded to suffer a loss on the road against the New York Red Bulls last week. This win keeps them in the top of the pack in the East, but can they keep it up? The season is still young, so only time will tell.


  1. How long have you been a soccer fan? Since we seem to end up on the opposite side of every issue (except guns, I likey the guns), I will choose the Chicago Fire as my team.

  2. I started really getting into soccer about 7-8 years ago when my daughter started playing (and I started coaching). I guess I never had enough of an understanding of the game to appreciate it before that. Once I got hooked it was all downhill, though.

    The Crew have been here since MLS began, and they were the first team in the league to have their own soccer specific stadium. It just seemed like a no-brainer to be a Crew fan... And I like to cheer for the under-dog.

    Tonight at 8:00pm on ESPN2! Crew vs DC United!