Morbid Metros crash out to DC Scum, 2:0
September 25, 2003
Well, they can't blame anyone but themselves for this one. The Metros played a horrible game, wasting numerous chances, including a penalty kick by Clint Mathis, falling to DC Scum 2:0. The result marks the first time this year that the MetroStars lost by more than a single goal.
Bob Bradley started the same lineup as in last week's game, but the new defense's perfect record was broken in the 12th minute, as ex-Metro Mike Petke skyed on a free kick, knocking it into the cross bar. As Jonny Walker came out to retrieve the ball, Scum's Ben Olsen got to it first, heading it in for the lead.
The Metros had a chance to tie the game in the 36th minute, as DC hacked down Amado Guevara in the box. But Mathis tried to be too fancy, waiting for Nick Rimando to guess, then promptly hitting it off the same post that Rimando guessed at.
Guevara missed an empty net in the 62nd minute for the best chance, and DC put the game out of reach five minutes later, as Joe Addo tripped over the ball at the halfway line, sending two DC players on a breakaway with no Metro defenders behind them. Ronald Cerritos made it 2:0, closing out the scoring.
The Metros had a number of chances late in the game to make it more respectable, but misfired time after time. Coming to DC just three days from now, their lead over the Scum is just one point.
Lineup: Walker, Addo, Pope, Jolley, DiGiamarino, Clark, Williams, Lisi, Guevara, Magee, Mathis. Subs: Wolyniec, Juskowiak, Bartolomeu.