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Poetry Corner Kicks: Chivas USA 1 - Union 3

The Union "pour" it on.

Chivas USA goalie Dan Kennedy gave up counting the raindrops REALLY early on in this one.
Chivas USA goalie Dan Kennedy gave up counting the raindrops REALLY early on in this one.
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The Philadelphia Union needed to win this game. In Chivas USA, they had an opponent in disarray: trouble scoring, trouble keeping the other team from scoring, roster turnover, coaching changes, etc. ... It was important to get these three points because the Union are entering into a really difficult part of their schedule. Which part? Well, the rest of it. Of the 14 games left, eight of them are against current playoff teams (if the season were to start today). When it rains, it pours.

Speaking of pouring, let’s get back to the Chivas game. The rain seemed like another opponent to both teams throughout play, and though the Union still had some decent ball movement, it made for some messy moments. Just ask Amobi Okugo. In honor of playing in the rain ...

The goals would pour like heavy rain
As slippery grasses played the bane
Of fans who sought a pretty game

But early in the reign of rain
Okugo slipped to his disdain
Beginning Chivas’ coup de main

So down by one in wet domain
The Union evened up the plane
When Carroll’s header found the vein

Then Josue Soto went insane
When shown a red ‘cause he complained
So off he marched, his tirade vain

Farfan then would show a strain
Of skill when he his goal obtained
His blast up top seemed preordained

And then to polish off the game
Fabinho fed the Casey train
Whose vision found an open lane

All three points the U had gained
The wet crowd went home entertained
And all from playing in the rain