Looking desperately for their first home win on Saturday, Rocket City’s final home game of the season went the way of most of their season.
“We dug a hole by going down 2-0,” said Cleary. “We got back in the game at 2-2, had two chances to make it 3-2. Then we give up another silly goal to go down 3-2 and you’re chasing the game.
“This is the story of our season,” he added, “we get back in it and then we kick ourselves in the teeth.”
While the regular season is over, Rocket City will close out the summer with a 6v6 tournament, followed by an exhibition game against the NPSL All-Stars.
As for his future with the club, Cleary seems open to returning but recognized that his record will not be his greatest selling point.
“I don’t know whether they’ll want me back,” he said, chuckling after Saturday night’s loss. “Instead of me they might need a good coach. But we’ll see.”