back to DasMagic menuWrapUp from 04-29-2007
There was definitely some uncertainty and even a hint of nervousness in the air as Das Magic FC began a new era in an actual league, with a certified offical, and cards with our pictures on them. The opposition, 'FC Transylvania', was there twenty minutes before the game, doing warm ups (what is that?) and generally looking very big....
As with most things, the anticipation was more nerve-racking than the actual game. Once the game started, the 'newness' of the experience was not really a factor. The opponent was solid and played very hard on the ball. They beat up virgis from start to finish. Erich was occasionally called on to punch the ball clear or make a diving save while their goalie was lacking some basic coordination.
Through out the game Das Magic seem to possess the ball more without many quality shot on goal. On two occasions, shooting the ball on goal was all that was necessary to tally our two goals. Their goalie misplayed the first shot the passed the chalk line and the he mishandled the second.
In the ninety first minute, our first National Soccer League game looked to be a 2-1 victory...It was not to be. A high chipped ball to the goalline was much tougher to handle than it appeared. Erich GM crawled after the ball in vein as it rolled into the net for a draw.
We are looking to make a stronger impression on the next challenger!