Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What Can Brown Do For You?

Deshorn Brown and the rest of the first team manhandled Orlando City last night.  Brown recorded a hat-trick while LaBrocca and Powers each put away one in a 5-2 win.  The Rapids outclassed them all over the field and only a great early strike and lax defending up 4-1 got Orlando their goals.

  • Loved the (I'm sure unintentional) homage to Herculez Gomez with Brown taking a seat in the stands to celebrate one of his goals.  In the 2nd game ever at the Dick in 2007 Gomez scored at the same end and jumped into the stands to take a seat in celebration.
  • That was a great first team lineup we put out there last night and we were clearly the better team.  That's called taking the USOC seriously.
  • The first Orlando goal was a great strike from outside the box.  Hat tip to Orlando for that.  The second goal was lousy defending on a corner though.  Up 4-1 it seemed like everybody decided the game was over.
  • I did like how the team came right back down the field and re-established the 3 goal lead.
  • Welcome back Vicente!  I loved late in the game when he game driving down the center of the park and sent the Orlando City defenders spinning in circles.  It didn't result in a goal but it was good to see the fire even up 5-2.
  • We're back at it next week.  Same bat-time, same bat-channel.  Tuesday night, 7pm at the Dick when we welcome the NASL Atlanta Silverbacks with a spot in the USOC Quarterfinals on the line.

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