Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Crew Ready For Revenge Against Cruz Azul
MLSnet.com, September 23rd, 2009 4:15PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

"Four weeks adrift, the memories of a late August night in Mexico City still gnaw at a team that prides itself on being prepared to fight through adversity until the final whistle," writes MLSnet's Craig Merz. The Columbus Crew, defending MLS Champions, still feels the gutting 5-0 defeat to Mexico's Cruz Azul on Aug. 26. The Crew went down 2-0 in the first eight minutes, then lost a man in the 30th minute, on a night when the team could do no right.

Although the Crew rebounded after the loss, beating Saprissa 1-0 at one of the most difficult away venues in this hemisphere, the team wants redemption when it hosts Cruz Azul Wedesday (8 pm ET, Fox Soccer Channel, Telefutura). "I don't think (the Saprissa win) takes the sting away," goalkeeper William Hesmer said. "We're still really disappointed in that performance (in Mexico) and hopefully we can look back on that and know when we don't bring our energy, our fight and right attitude that's what's going to happen to us. Talent alone won't win it for us."

Wednesday's return match against Cruz Azul at Crew Stadium gives the Crew a chance to return the favor to Cruz Azul. "It's tough because we went a man down but we didn't play well the first 15 minutes, anyway," defender Jed Zayner said of the Cruz Azul loss. "It definitely stings when you lose that bad. The good thing about the Champions League is it's group play. We can take them on at our place." First-place Cruz Azul leads the Crew by one point in the group. The top two teams in the group advance.

 

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Xavi: I Want to be Like Pep     
In an interview with Spanish paper El Pais, Barcelona midfielder Xavi reveals that he wants to ...
Report: Odegaard to Sign for Bayern Munich    
Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard turned 16 on Wednesday, and reports in Germany claim that the Stromsgodset ...
Report: Falcao Wants to Stay, United Unsure    
In an interview with the Guardian, Radamel Falcao says he wants to stay at Manchester United, ...
Real Coasts into Club World Cup Final     
Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Isco bagged the goals as Real Madrid coasted into ...
Mourinho Hails Fabregas as Blues Cruise into Semis    
Jose Mourinho singled out Cesc Fabregas for praise following the Spanish midfielder's man-of-the-match performance in Chelsea's ...
Howard Amends Book Following Friedel Dispute    
USA No. 1 Tim Howard accepts that Brad Friedel did not try to block his move ...
Saints Lose Fifth Straight     
Southampton lost its fifth-straight game in all competitions on Tuesday as League One side Sheffied United ...
Ander Herrera: I Have Never Fixed Games     
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera insists that he has never been involved in game-fixing after he ...
Roma Fury at Fine, Garcia Ban     
AS Roma on Monday was fined 20,000 euros ($25,000) and its coach Rudi Garcia was banned ...
Report: Actual Cost of Suarez's Barca Move: $315 Million     
Luis Suarez's move from Liverpool to Barcelona last summer topped Goal.com's 2014 Goal Transfer List study, ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives