|SKC advance to the quarterfinals with their 2-0 triumph over Colorado | Photo credit to Gary Rohman|
Coach Oscar Pareja
Peter Vermes and Teal Bunbury [Part One]
Peter Vermes and Teal Bunbury [Part Two]
1. Bunbury's hard work is paying off. Teal had a full-throttle drive to his game last night, something we haven't seen much of from him, and in my opinion, he was working harder than anyone else on the field. There were countless times when he ran down a defender or an astray pass, usually when it was very unlikely he'd actually win the ball. As the game become more physical, he challenged players with even more grit - something Vermes is very fond of. If Bunbury has intentions of finding himself a consistent starting spot, his hard work certainly won't hurt him. The goal he notched in the second half won't hurt either.
2. Peterson Joseph just may be the creative attacker Sporting are looking for. With his deft touch on the ball, smooth foot skills and passing vision, Peterson Jacob Joseph Haitian Xavi (or whatever you want to call him), may be the spark of creativity that Sporting needs in the midfield. Honestly, I'm not sure if he's likely to take a starter's spot in the midfield, but who knows.
3. Peter Vermes is extremely entertaining to watch on the sidelines. He was hopping up and down, crouching to his knees, and forcing his hands to the top of his head; Peter Vermes was doing it all on the sidelines against Colorado. I honestly don't blame him, though. The refereeing was lacking in consistency...majorly.
Thoughts on the game, Bunbury, or Haitian Xavi? If you have anything to say, the comments section is open for use, as always - and I definitely appreciate hearing from you.
Thanks for reading.