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Post #16
Monday May 4, 2015 11:58am

Joined Nov 2012
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Was at the game. Will say this about all 3 goal scorers from the game.

1) Sasha- I know he was mentioned in jest. But his goal shows why you cant blindly look at stats. One of the midfielders was just dumping the ball in. Both Goncalves and Farrell assumed Shuttlesworth (the goalie) would come out and kick it away so they stopped. Shuttlesworth never moved so Sasha had the easiest of finishes. Good for him to score but its not like he did much. Also Jones eat him for lunch all game.

2) Bunbury- He was fantastic. Offensive man of the match (I think they announced him as man of the match although Jones was the reason we won). He is strong. Makes great runs. Always looks to push forward. Linked up great with Agudelo. Unfortunately in the first half Rowe was terrible as was Davies (more on him next). Glad he got rewarded for his play with the 2nd half goal (which again stats wise it was all Nguyen and Agudelo and Bunbury just had to tap it in the open net, although he did make a good run to be in position).

3) Davies- Although he keeps scoring he looked awful. He lost his speed (had two breakaways, one he had to slow up because he got caught from behind, the other he kicked wide of the net because he let the defender catch up). He also has zero touch. His first touch is terrible. He makes really bad passes in the final third.

Regarding Davies its a great story but he's really just Wondolowski 2.0. He's a great finisher, especially off crosses. But his goals come from others doing the work and him finishing. Woodbury stole the ball, worked a quick 1-2 and whipped in a great cross. Davies has a place in MLS, and he could hold his own when we play CONCACAF minnows, but the days of him starting against European teams are over if you ask me. He just doesnt have the touch or speed to be efficient at that level

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