QUOTE(Zip_ME87 @ Mar 22 2012, 12:21 PM)
Former Zip Ben Speas (Columbus Crew) is also out, having had sports hernia surgery according the MLS injury report.
Enjoy the game anyway.
Got back a little while ago. Crew Stadium is a really nice facility. I knew it was the 1st purpose-built soccer stadium in the country, but I really didn't know what to expect. Thanks to $5 scalped tickets, we sat in the upper deck (section 227) and it actually reminded me of the sight lines at the Info. Probably thanks to this fantastic weather, the pitch was pristine. The entire experience was very fan friendly.
As for the game, the Impact didn't give me much to root for, although they had several chances early on (Braun is a force). Once Brovsky got the straight red after only about 20 minutes (they really need Zarek back there), the game was more or less decided. Bernardo Corradi may have at one time been a Serie A standout, but at this point in his career he couldn't make it in Serie Z
We didn't stick around for the reserve game, but I didn't see either Sinisa or Evan suited up (didn't notice Speas). Will have to make it back again sometime.