By DAVID ERSOFF, Journal Sports
On Saturday, Blue Goose FC gave up a second half goal to lose 1-0 against Texas United. The game was played at Centenary College and evened the home team’s record to 1-1 in US League 2 play.
It was obvious that United had been playing together for a long time. Most of the team had been together for over three years. Blue Goose, with its 12 days being together, was at a continuity disadvantage in the match.
The first half found Blue Goose on the defensive as United controlled the ball for the majority of the half. Texas United had a game plan of keeping possession, with shorter crisp passes on the ground, with crisscross movement down the field, hoping to create opportunities. It was very effective in creating 6 shots on goal in the half, with Blue Goose keeper Brett Ekperouh, making 6 saves, with 4 being “game changing” type saves. These had the fans exploding with cheers.
Blue Goose managed to get 3 shots on goal, mainly off counters, with one being a high quality chance at goal.
The second half was a different story, Blue Goose came out with a new sense of attack.