Sunday, May 23, 2010

RCU Hold Pumas to a 1:1 Draw

Rocket City United made the most of their one shot on goal to draw 1:1 with Pumas of Birmingham before over 800 spectators at the Madison City Schools Stadium Saturday night. RCU struck early in the second half through a Tom Winspear goal and nearly held on for the victory before allowing a late goal to Paulo Vasquez for the final score. Read the full game report here.

Game notes:

  • Man of the Match: MOM has to be RCU's new goalkeeper Michael Gustavson. He registered 10 saves and organized he defense well. Gustavson had no chance on the only Pumas goal.
  • The goals scorer for RCU, Tom Winspear, did really well on the goal. He fooled the defender by bringing a long ball from Sutton Shults down with a deft touch. Then, he patiently waited for the defender to give him space, carrying the ball across the top of the penalty area, and shooting back toward the far post. Nice effort.
  • Former RCU midfielder, Michal Mravec, nearly buried his former team when he came on as a late substitute for Pumas. His acutely angled shot in the dying seconds of the match had beaten Gustavson only to rattle off the crossbar.
  • With the draw, Pumas stay on top of the NPSL Southeast Region standings with 4 points from 2 games. Chattanooga FC (3 points, 1 game) moves to second place with a 1:0 victory over Atlanta FC. RCU (1 game) is in third with 1 point. Newcomer FC Tulsa (0 games) and Atlanta FC (2 games) round out the standings with zero points.

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