Sunday, August 03, 2008

The Morning After

You have to love the 4:30 a.m. CT wakeup call. The good part about that is we should be back in the Pacific Northwest around 10:15 a.m. PT and have at least part of a weekend day to enjoy.

Plenty of mixed emotions following last night's draw. The guys were desperate for a win, but given the way the match unfolded with the early PK, etc., there was a level of relief in rallying to tie and more importantly preventing the Thunder from gaining three points.

The two Bryans - Jordan and Little - were key in the second half. Moving Jordan out wide and Taka Suzuki up top in the second half produced outstanding results. I won't be surprised if we see that on Thursday against the Sounders.

Until Thursday, cheers.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Starting 11

For tonight's match at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn.

GK Knighton
D Guante
D S. Thompson
D Knowles
D Griffin
M Poltl
M Oka
M Suzuki
M Olum
F Alvarez
F Jordan

Minnesota has allowed 25 goals on the year, so if ever there was a night to get the offense cranked up it's this one!

Minny to the Max

Back on the road here in Minnesota for tonight's tilt against the Thunder. As expected, no Shaun Higgins, Justin Thompson or Chris Brown in tow this trip as each serves a league-imposed suspension.

I'll have the lineups shortly.