Normally, manager Peter Vermes doesn't speak to the players after a match. Maybe, he figures he's said everything he needed to say during the game, or at halftime.
Tonight, however, after a 3-2 loss at home to the New England Revolution, Vermes did address his players. During the postgame press conference, he said that he'd wanted to tell them that while the results stung, he was proud of the effort that they'd put in to the game.
Honestly, the team did put a lot of effort in in the first half, but didn't have a lot to show for it. They made a decent number of passes, but shots when wide or high (and not by a little bit). There were some close calls, but New England did too. They just stuck theirs in the back of the net.
There's not a whole lot I can say about this game, if only because I was so disappointed they gave up the game-winner with about five minutes to play.
I've been trying to divest myself, emotionally anyway, from the club so that I could remain at least somewhat sane after losses. It's not really working, but I'm going to keep trying.
Next week, the club makes a trip I wish I could take with them. They're going to play D.C. United on Friday of next week, but they'll be leaving a couple days early. They will be honored at the White House by President Obama for their 2013 MLS Cup title. Here's hoping the White House puts video of the event up on their website.
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