Soccerman-Clearly you don't understand the purpose of a Report Card. The purpose
of a report card is to determine areas for improvement for the team and hold
each player accountable. I thought the team earned better than a B as a whole
but it was a loss, even though they advanced to the CONCACAF. The grades he gave
them was fair though his criticism was harsh. F-for Ned is harsh but he did draw
Who is this guy... F for Ned. Umm I think I remember the team scoring only 2
minutes after he came into the game. Really soft PK, can't blame him for that.
This guy has no clue about soccer. Wingert and Russel on the outside shut them
down the entire game. A for both and should be Co men-of-the-match!
B- seems a little high for beckerman IMO. He missed an easy goal and turned the
ball over multiple times. I thought Borchers played well.
An F for Ned? That's very harsh, considering we won the series. Not to take
anything away from Andy, but I thought the team settled down after the Saprissa
goal when Ned came in. The penalty, while justified, was pretty soft, in my
opinion, so I don't blame Ned too much for that.
Rough grade on Nat and Ned.
Saborio did a lot of work for the team other than wait for the ball and shoot.
All of these guys worked their tails off. It was a given that the ref was going
to award a penalty the first chance he got. You could tell that the field was
bothering the possession play of RSL it made the ball tougher to control, but
RSL worked their way through it and got what they needed. The real victory
last night was keeping the crowd out of the game.
The PK was soft, the guy on the ball was spinning and blindly collided with Ned.
It was a consolation call and made no difference in who advanced...Alvarez did
ok at times running up field but he still gave the ball away too easily...
Who is this guy, Mr. Reeves? He raves about the goal-scorer and then rants
about the rest; clearly he doesn't understand that soccer is a team game. You
can't give everyone below-average or failing grades for a performance like RSL's
last night. Sure they didn't play as fluidly or as dominating as they do at
RTS, but they did well to possess the ball and play pressure defense which was
their game plan. They created some quality chances and made Bolivar work nearly
as hard as Rimando. Let's get someone else with a little more balance to do the
grades from now on.