Sunday, June 5, 2011

RCU Fail To Hold Late Lead, Lose to Atlanta

It is said soccer can be a cruel game.  Rocket City United found out just how true the saying is on Saturday night in the Madison City Schools Stadium.  Holding a late 1:0 on a goal from newcomer Fatai Alabi, and with reports filtering into the stadium that the other NPSL Southeast Region matches had ended favorably for them, RCU needed only to see out the remaining few minutes of their match against the Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves to see themselves alone at the top of the table.  However, any hopes of first place in the region faded as a poor defensive effort led to the first ASR goal.  As RCU pushed for a goal to regain the lead, a busted defensive assignment on a set piece led to the second ASR goal late into added time and a gut wrenching 2:1 loss for RCU.

Winless at home, RCU will now have to regroup quickly as the defending region champions Chattanooga FC come to town next Saturday in what turns out to be a must win for both teams.

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