Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Four for the Door

Grown Ass Man Stands Up and Delivers

Eddie Johnson led the way with a goal and an assist as Alamo City stopped their losing streak by beating the previously table topping Pennsylvania Stoners 4-2 this weekend.  The streak had been very ugly for the Battle as a vast array of issues plagued the club the last few weeks.  "It was horrible.  We lost Henry to injury, we had a match where only half of our roster was even available to be selected, DeLeon and Gspurning went down with injuries, Blas was suspended, we caught Second City on the day they put out there best performance of the season, and we couldn't put points on the board to save our lives.  It was just ugly ..."

The one silver lining in all of it was that Alamo City got a leg up in the Freedom Cup by beating AIK 3-0 in the first match of the competition.  This is a new week though, and the Battle must look forward.  Second City is already up again and this week's match triples for the Battle.  Major's Cup Qualifying begins and it is also Leg 2 of the Freedom Cup as Malmo FF is on the dockett as well.  There's plenty more to talk about as teh Battle have made a couple of roster moves over the course of the week.  Branko Boskovic and Miller Bolanos were added in lew of Reggie Lambe and Kelyn Rowe being released.  "Bolanos is a guy we wanted in the draft.  He's started the season slow but we feel that is more a product of the team than of his play.  He's been a force on the field and makes things happen.  Fortunately for us his previous owner wasn't patient enough to wait it out.  We feel his stat lines are going to improve greatly as the season progresses.  That's the same situation with Boskovic.  Obviously we've liked him since he came to the league as we originally brought him in.  Injuries and uncertainty with the line up in DC have led to him just now finding his stride.  Again, a lack of patience has led to a great player landing in our lap."

Week 12 Line Up:

Eddie Johnson
Blas Perez
Miller Bolanos
Kris Boyd
Eric Hassli
Branko Boskovic
Theirry Henry
Kamani Hill

Kevin Hartman

Nick DeLeon
Milovan Mirosevic
Michael Gspurning

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