Today is a day of celebrations: Peter Schaale going back to school, Cavalry in the Voyageur’s Cup semi-final with a chance, Forge beating Antigua in CONCACAF.
I actually like long road trips–they’re a part of sports if not always the traditional, European model of soccer–and they add some structure to the season. Unfortunately, Wanderers’ last was not very good. They’re now winless in the league for four games–six in all competitions–with a couple blowouts there at the end as the minds and legs went.
I am not sure there is going to be a time when I won’t want to use that photo for an FC Edmonton liveblog.
After the first leg, Ottawa were in their changing room singing “olés”. They played well in Halifax, no doubt, but Wanderers will still feel they can nab this with a strong start. They’ll need one after a sultry, sagging week of travel and poor results.
Wanderers return to the scene of their first-ever loss, and draw Pacific’s first full-strength line-up since then. Hendrik Starostzik is back, Kadin Chung is back, and Terran Campbell is scoring.
The games never end, and that means the liveblogs never end either. Which… oh ye gods, I’m going to be here all night, aren’t I?
Some things were said.
One can debate the accuracy of the statement, and one can argue whether Ottawa were better off in USL or the Canadian Premier League, but make no mistake that everybody involved in CanPL has those quotes on a bulletin board tonight. Maybe even the Fury, too.
Does this game mean anything? Does anything?
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; or close the wall up with our English dead. In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility: but when the blast of war blows in our ears, then summon up the action of the tiger….