An unexpected win has us fired up and ready to go again!
DCU looked great on Saturday. Sure there is room for improvement (continuing to concede from set pieces). But the team put in a great performance - and that was without Najar and Hamid. Though their replacements did wonderfully.
Truthfully, DCU have looked good in each of their last 3 games. We deserved a point from Atlanta and we should have beaten Austin. DCU could easily have gotten 7 points from their last 9. Obviously that didn’t happen, but suffice to say – this team has not been playing bad by any means. I don’t know if this is possible with a 3-4 record… but are DCU are somewhat in form? Maybe that’s a step too far – but we are certainly dangerous and capable of beating anybody, especially Columbus.
The Crew have not scored in 4 straight MLS games…Zero goals. They also lost to USL side, Detroit City, in the Open Cup and traded Gyasi Zardes. They are on the ropes! Taxi and co. can absolutely beat Columbus on the road.
I recognize that I previously pointed out similar negative stats about our opponent when Chicago came to town, and they scored their first goals and got their first win against us. Hopefully I don’t jinx things here.
The thing that has me feeling the most positive is the attitude of our players from last game. The passion was great to see. After Losada’s firing and giving up an early goal, DCU could have easily folded. Their ability to fight through that adversity is a HUGE takeaway. Now we know we have a team that will fight for each other, and for the fans.
These next two games are huge for DCU. 4 points keeps us right in the mix of things and steadies the ship. I'm hoping for a win, but I’ll take an away draw with Columbus. I’ll go for 1-1 in preparation for a massive night on May 7th against Houston.