Rambles…By: Kristina | April 17th, 2011
Last nightâ€™s performance of The Columbus Crew was better than the first game in my own personal thoughts. In the first match we all experienced a team that was still new and fresh. This was a team that had been together for about three months and had very little time to actually play together. During the DC United game we saw a team that was still learning where everyone was on the pitch. Granted our midfield needs to learn to communicate with each other but still itâ€™s an improvement. A shocking twist in the lineup was that we didnâ€™t see our star DP Andreas Mendoza. Did we really need himâ€¦..uh no. Now putting Ekpo with Rentaria up top wasnâ€™t a bad idea but again we didnâ€™t see much out of either of them. Now letâ€™s talk about the two boys that have been competing for the same position. The Robbie Rogers and Dilly Duka. Was Robert trying to throw Sporting KC a bone? I didnâ€™t think so. Both of these guys did wonderful on either side of the wing. Heck if it wasnâ€™t for them the game might have been scoreless. Who knew putting the two together on the pitch would have made things happen. We all have heard rumors and assumed the departure of Rogers but last night he proved everyone wrong. The kid still has it in him. He might have had some personal dilemma but he scored. To the fans of Columbus thatâ€™s all they cared about was a goal. Some might think that Rogers needs to perform if he wants to get out of the fine fair city of Columbus. This could be the case but as of now he is with Columbus. Two players that really havenâ€™t proven themselves to me are Kevin Burns and Emmanuel Ekpo. They might have had good games according to the coaches but so far all I have seen from Burns is a yellow card and from Ekpo a PK. I noticed that Burns was moved in the defense midfield as Gaven was more of an attacking midfield where Schelotto was well known for last year. We all the season isnâ€™t done tomorrow. This team will continue to improve and show the league that They Shall Not Be Moved.