Last weekend I was visiting Columbus, and I took in all the soccer I could since I was missing a Chicago Fire home match that ended in a disappointing draw against Houston.
On Saturday I went to the Columbus Crew vs Seattle Sounders match, which was delayed an hour or so due to storms (this turned out to be a blessing in disguise, which I’ll address in another post). Sounders went down to 10 men very early in the match but ended up defeating Crew 1-0 with a goal from Eddie Johnson. (Photo on right)
On Sunday I went to the OSU women’s match against Arizona. I was excited to see a high level college game, but I ended up being disappointed in most of the play. As I tweeted, “Would be awesome if one of these teams could string a few passes together instead of relying on long ball & brute force. " Overall, the game appeared to be a battle of who was stronger and players would constantly try to take on 1, 2, or 3 defenders rather than cutting the ball back, shielding the ball, looking for other options. I was impressed with the play from Ohio State’s Danica Wu, who also plays for the Canadian National Team.
All my fellow Fire supporters always hate on Columbus, and while I’ll never be a fan of Columbus Crew, I quite enjoy the city.
Footy love, nikhak