back to DasMagic menuWrapUp from 08-21-2011
It was a beautiful, hot Sunday afternoon at Das Magic Stadium at Alsip's Commissioner Park. With a collection of our younger, faster lads making an appearance at the match, there was a feeling of optimism heading into the start of the game.
With two quick deflections that hit the post and a third header from Deportivo that also clanged the crossbar, they really tried to dash our hopes quickly.
Soon we settled into some solid defending (for a bit) and applied some excellent offensive pressure. After a cross out wide left the Padraig chased down, he pushed the ball toward the near side of the net then in front to Henry who continued to push the ball to a waiting Paul H on the far post to start us quickly with a 1-0 lead. A long, poorly defended cross about twenty minutes later evened the score. But, shortly before half, a trap and a perfectly placed and finished long-ball from Ian to Paul put us in the lead 2-1.
We seemed to lose our mojo in the middle of the second half and some defensive breakdowns allowed goal number two and three for Deportivo. We quickly countered by putting together about seven nice passes and concluded with a get short pass from Paulie to Chad to tie the score at 3-3.
Sadly, we gave up a crappy goal in the last five minutes to deliver a painful loss....must say, it is still bothering me today.