Sunday, July 24, 2011

Plastic not fantastic

The second game of our tour of the US ended in a dismal 1-0 defeat to Orlando City notable largely for being played on a plastic pitch and for the inevitable injury, this time to Ryan Taylor. Fraser Forster and James Tavernier played the whole 90 minutes, while Dan Gosling continued his comeback, replaced on 71 minutes by Haris Vuckic, himself back from injury. Demba Ba and Mehdi Abeid both came on as substitutes, but Sylvain Marveaux didn't feature.

Better news from the Netherlands, though, where the Youngsters, Crims & Rejects squad fought back from a two-goal deficit to win against an FC Utrecht XI. ASBO and Ryan Donaldson were once again on the scoresheet, the other goal coming from midfielder Michael Richardson. While Mike Williamson made a surprise appearance (his wife due to give birth imminently), there was no sighting of Yohan Cabaye - hopefully not due to injury...




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