DCU 0 CDG 1
Aggregate: DCU 2 CDG 2, CD Guadalajara wins with the only away goal
"We Are the Champions" anyone?
For all the talk about going out and playing our game and taking the game to Chivas, we sure looked liked we were bunkering for a 0-0 draw. Not that I blame Soehn for the strategy but when you give the other team that many opportunities, something is bound to find the back of the net. We needed to play perfect defense and while we did a decent job, we let one ball bounce around in a dangerous area for too long. DC United waited until it was absolutely necessary before we put anything into the attack, by that time we didn't have a lot left in the tank.
We missed Fred and Burch. Burch would've given a little more to the counter with his service and Fred would have been a nice sub in or out for Gros in the 60th to put more energy on the pitch. I really would have liked the win or at least some combination that allowed us to advance, but I have to admit I'm not all that broken up about it. Back to the Supporter's Shield and the MLS Cup.
Facts and Reality for Copa Nissan Sudamericana 2007 Match 1.1b
1. We adjusted fine to the pace of the match, but if your bunkering, something is bound to go in.
2. Nothing special was about right, we didn't do enough...
3. Mexican clubs still rule in Mexico.
4. McTavish had a few decent shots, maybe Burch has awoken the defensive striking beast.