Goats mount Red Donkeys, 2:0
August 15, 2009
Congratulations, Juan Carlos Osorio. Your name is now in the record books, all alone. Thirteen straight games. MLS record thirteen straight league games without a win. (Sixteen in all competitions, but who is counting?)
Tonight, Osorio's team lost once again, 2:0 to Chivas USA, on goals by Maykel Galindo in the 15th minute (Carlos Johnson, attempting to play an offside trap, was abused like a rented mule that he is) and Eduardo Lillingston in second half stoppage time.
But tonight was just like any other night in this thirteen-game descent. So predictable from beginning to end; defensive lapses, offensive misses, mistakes upon mistakes upon mistakes. And a clueless Osorio on the sidelines, clueless to fix what's ailing his club.
Enough is enough. We've taking shots at Osorio the whole season, often feigning subtlety. Oh, tactical genius! Oh, student of the game! Oh, possesor of high soccer IQ! No more. No more. Juan Carlos Osorio is a terrible, terrible coach. He built an inept roster. He fails to adjust. He blames his players. He never takes accountability for the team's performance. He doesn't learn from his mistakes. He comes up with new excuses every week.
He should have been fired a long time ago. And since the club's inept management cannot see that, they should be fired as well.
Burn it down. Start from scratch. Haven't this team's suffering fans suffered enough?
Oh, wait. There are no fans left.
Lineup: Coundoul, Hall, Goldthwaite, Petke, Johnson, Sassano, Celades, Stammler, Oebster, Richards, Wolyniec. Subs: Zimmerman, Borman, Mbuta.