Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday MLS Breakdown

In the second half of Columbus' 6-2 defeat at Seattle on Saturday, Crew substitute Jeff Cunningham stepped up to the penalty spot and stroked home a penalty kick to reduce the deficit in a hopelessly one-sided affair.

This particular strike – clinically placed to the opposite side of the diving Kasey Keller – wouldn't merit much in the way of scrutiny under normal circumstances. It lacked any aesthetic or tangible significance. It didn't inspire a revival or halt the unfolding horror show for any length of time. It just added another goal to the total of a team on the wrong side of a heavy defeat. It did, however, possess one characteristic that will rescue it from the scrap-heap of forgotten goals: it allowed Cunningham to displace Jaime Moreno from atop the league's career goalscoring chart.


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