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New England Revolution 2 – Sporting Kansas City 1


Life outside the blogosphere has limited my time today, so I’m going with bullet points…

  • Sporting were the better team for the entire match- except when it mattered.  They had their chances- but couldn’t finish.  They played well defensively- but the Revolution capitalized on the few mistakes they did make.
  • I’ve been wondering all season why the Revs resigned Andy Dorman (fresh off several successful seasons in Scotland and England) if they weren’t going to use him?  Well, injuries have forced Jay Heaps’ hand in the last few matches and Dorman has responded wonderfully, partnering well with Lee Nguyen in the midfield.
  • Now that the Andy Dorman mystery is solved, what’s going on with Charlie Davies and O’Brian Woodbine?
  • Was there an offside call to be made on New England’s first goal?  Maybe.  The problem is that the goal was scored by Andy Dorman, who wasn’t offside, but there were two other players involved who may have been offside and it’s up to the assistant referee to decide if they were “involved” enough to disallow the goal.  I think he got it right, but I’m sure that there is at least one SKC supporter- and reader of this site- who will disagree with me.
  • No doubt on the Kelyn Rowe goal, however.
  • I didn’t realize that SKC was such a “chippy” club.  I haven’t seen that much cheap “off the ball” and “after the play” stuff since my last indoor match in the over-40 league (which starts again on Tuesday!).
  • Where was Graham Zusi?

All of that being said, I really wish this match had finished 2-0.  2-1 leaves the Revs a lot of work to do in Kansas City.  I wonder if there is ample bus parking available at Sporting Park?


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This entry was posted on November 3, 2013 by in Major League Soccer, New England Revolution, Sporting KC.
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