Written by: Brian Tanner
After their first loss of 2010 last week, the FC Denver Masters team looked to bounce back against the Denver Revolution in an early morning affair. Even with kickoff at 9am, the Masters showed up ready to play and started strong – stringing passes across the field. The Revolution appeared to wake up and controlled play for a while as well. The game moved up and down the field with neither team taking advantage of some golden scoring opportunities. Shane ripped a shot outside the box just wide of the far post and Dennis had another golden opportunity that wasn’t to be.
With chances to score for FC Denver, it was the Revolution who broke through with a critical goal just before half. A Revolution player escaped on a long pass down the left hand side and slotted one past the keeper for a 1-0 lead as halftime neared.
FC Denver came out strong the second half and pushed to score an equalizer in the first 10 minutes of the half. However, the Denver Revolution held strong and turned away Masters advances. After awhile, the Masters’ exertion to score took a physical toll and the team dropped deep into their half of the field with fatigue. The Revolution controlled play for a good chunk of the 2nd half, but couldn’t capitalize with the FC Denver Masters team defending strong. The Masters had a few more chances to score towards the end of the game but it wasn’t meant to be. Final score: Denver Revolution 1 – FC Denver Masters 0.
Next week, FC Denver Masters look to get back on track and find their scoring groove when they take on the Littleton Kickers at 1:00pm on Field #24 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Scott Surber made some brilliant saves and kept the Masters team in the match. One save in the first half was highlight reel, with Scott making a diving, flying upper-90 save on a shot that surely looked in. Scott was solid throughout the match and has been a welcome addition to the 2010 team.