Tonight’s lineup against Atlante Futbol Club is as follows:
—–Albright— Heaps— Parkhurst— Igwe
Bench: Doug Warren, Brad Knigton, Adam Cristman, Joe Franchino, Gary Flood, Kyle Helton, Sainey Nyassi, Sam Brill
Injured: Steve Ralston (calf), Rob Valentino (knee), Spencer Wadsworth (ankle)
Notes: Humid here in Playa del Carmen … warm, but humid … a festive atmosphere here at the stadium with classic Mexican music – and Atlante’s anthems and supporters songs – playing from the field-level sound system.
Check out the “in-game feed” below:
Kickoff – Atlante’s supporters group is in the far corner of the field and cheering on their teams. Revs in traditional all white road kits, with Atlante in blue shorts and blue and red vertical striped tops.
2′ – Kenny Mansally sees a shot go high from close range
4′ – Taylor’s header goes over the crossbar
9′ – Atlante long-range kick from outide the box off a corner kick – saved my Matt.
13′ – Free kick for th Revs after Wells is taken down from behind after he deeks three different defenders
16′ – Albright sends Taylor in alone, but T’s shot on the turn and across his body goes high
17′ – Taylor and Wells nearly connect again in close but Wells threads a ball in just a bit too late for Taylor’s run.
21′ – Altante earns a free kick just outside the left side of the area … plays a short pass to top of the box and the shot is blocked by the wall, as is the rebound, before it can be cleared … nothing gets through to Matt.
25′ – Lots of players slipping on the field, especially here on the near side and the area of the box on the far side of the field.
26′ – Shalrie gets a yellow … we on the bench think for being a foot taller than the guy he was battling with for the ball.
30′- Kenny Mansally gets a yellow for a tackle at midfield … he was clipped from behind by the same player two steps before …the guy he tackled ended up being stretchered off.
32′-The other Kenny – Khano Smith – gets a yellow for something else we can’t figure out
33′ – Substitute for Atlante for the stretchered player.
34′ – Tons of whistles and fouls and stoppages in this game – very disjointed … the field is also playing very fast.
36′ – Khano got “melted” as our coaches would say in our defensive third … game is definitely getting more pysical and the player whot got him picks up a yellow.
38′ – Atlante Scores, 1-0 … a scramble ensues in front of the net with Matt on the far post and the ball trickles through on the near post.
40′ – Atlante looks to have scored a second goal on a one-on-one break, but the player is ruled to have come from an off-side position.
HALFTIME – Atlante 1, New England 0
Notes: Game is mostly being played in the midfield with both teams getting about equal chances … the spot on the field where most peolpe are falling is totally ripped up right now … some of the players look like they’ve been wrestling in dirt all afternoon … the match is getting progressively more physical … GM Craig Tornberg made a special presentation to Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez, the municiple presidente of Quinta Roo, at halftime … there are a few thousand people in the stands, which is impressive considering Atlante plays its home matches in Cancun, about an hour and a half from Playa del Carmen.
No halftime substitutions for the Revs.
48′ – Yellow card to Jeff Larentowicz … “dissent”
49′ – Headed on ball after a free kick saved by Matt
54′- Shalrie breaks through the midfield after a throw in and tries to feed Taylor coming down the middle, but the Atlante defense gets to it first
56′ – Wells picks up a yellow card.
61′ – Remember how I said things we getting chippy? Yeah, worse now.
62′ – Jay Heaps picks up a yellow for one of regular slide tackles after the same thing was done to him two steps before.
65′ – By our count, more half the Revs players on the field have a yellow card … one forward, all midfielders and two defenders. Atlante has one.
67′- Make that all but three players now – Parky picks one up for something that the bench didn’t consider a foul, but rather a dive.
70′ – Revs sub: Joe Franchino for Igwe
72′ – Atlante sub: No. 23 for No. 4 (center back)
74′ – Free kick after Joey is fouled about 28 yards out … Jeff’s free kick sails a bit high and wide of the upper right corner
75′ – Revs sub: Sainey Nyassi in for Khano on the left.
76′ – Shot just wide by Atlante on the counter after a Revs free kick was blocked by a wall that was six yards from the ball
77′ – Atlante flcked-on header from 10 yards saved by Matt
79′ – Joey gets melted from behind and comes up limping
80′ – Mayham, fighting, pushing, shoving
81′ – Jeff and Albright are red carded and an Atlante player is red carded … Joey has to get subbed for the injury with Gary Flood going on for him. Igwe had to go back onto the field for Albright … Kyle Helton also ended up on the field for Larentowicz.
83′ – Atlante gets a yellow for pulling Kenny Mansally down on a breakaway over midfield.
84′ – FYI, we’re playing 11v10 and we’re down a man after all that confusion. We think it’s supposed to be 10v9, but we’re not saying anything.
90′ – Heat and pysical play is draining the guys right now on any attempt to go on the attack.
90′ – Free kick by Gary 35-yards out connects with Shalrie’s head on the near post, but his header flicks the post and goes wide.
FINAL – Atlante 1, New England Revolution 0