The Fire saved their best effort of SuperLiga 2010 for their final match of the tournament. The organized defensive effort from the back line and the confident performance in goal were miles from the 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Monarcas Morelia. Although the offensive performance in the second half left something to be desired the win seemed to provide a lift in moral for the players and coaches after the match. A win can do that.
Sean Johnson looked assertive and in control in the Fire goal and should provide some food for thought if the coaching staff feels that a change needs to be made. To be fair to Andrew Dykstra, the defensive effort against Morelia left him out to dry and he should not be blamed for the loss.
Assistant coach Mike Matkovich addressed the media after the match. You can listen to his comments here.
I'll be back tomorrow with more......comments about SuperLiga and Nery Castillo from Collins John, CJ Brown, Wilman Conde, and Marco Pappa.
Castillo's formal introduction may take place on Friday pending his completion of visa/paperwork issues.