FCD Fall 2019 Gameweek 2 Recap
CPL Premier Division:
Premier vs Athletic Club Sloans Lake (5-2)
•Recap: We came out hard and earned an early corner. Jake Lister put in a perfect near post cross that Brian Roddy finished with a solid header! After a few more solid chances and a couple of counters from ACSL, ACSL finished on a thru ball breakaway in the 35th minute. Chances were traded for the rest of the second half until a stoppage time FCD corner was cleared on the ground and Kit Weaver drilled a laser from 20 yards on off the near post and in. FCD up 2-1 at half.
In the second half, we came out firing on all cylinders. We earned a pk off a scrum from a corner. Peter Jacobson put it away with to up 3-1. 5 minutes later Jake Lister put in another beauty of a cross which found Chris Clopper on the far post to finish with a header. The game settled a bit after with FCD having more possession but ACSL gaining some confidence with some quality counters. Late in the game, ACSL scored a nice floater from the edge of the box to bring it to 4-2. But after some more hard work from our attacking line, we earned another pk. Jake Lister stepped up and drilled it into the corner for the final of 5-2.
•Goals: Brian, Kit, Peter, Chris, Jake
•MVP(s): Jake Lister for his all around play. Drew Melin for two open goal saves.
Colorado Super League:
United vs Colorado Rush Devo (0-1)
•Recap: United played their best team game in over a year but our finishing let us down multiple times. United moved the ball well and were dominate In the first 20 minutes, creating quality chances but failing to finish. Rush scored off of a deflected shot in the 30th minute on their only shot on frame. United continued to press and create chances throughout the second half, with Rush’s keeper coming up with a couple big saves to deny us the equalizer. Our best chance came with 5 minutes left in the game with a squared ball across the six yard box with an open goal, however we couldn’t convert and put the ball over the crossbar.
•MVP: Nick Saunders. He created multiple chances with his attacking play from Right Back and was a solid presence defensively
CPL Elite Division:
U23 vs Lobos FC (Win Due To Forfeit)
Masters: No Game, BYE Week
CPL Over 30 Division:
Legends vs Colfax FC (7-0)
•Recap: After a two week hiatus from football, we started off a little slow against a Colfax team that was happy to sit back and defend. After missing a number of early chances, we had to wait to get on the scoreboard until around the 35 min mark. Marco won a tackle, beat a Colfax defender and played Charlie in on a through ball with a finish near post. Shortly there after, Justin played Marco in on a through ball from midfield where Marco beat the keeper and finished far post. Legends took a 2-0 lead into halftime.
The second half opened up for Legends, where we controlled position and got on the scoreboard early with us taking a 3-0 lead on a goal from Felipe and an assist from Meza. Soon thereafter, Jeff won a tackle in our defensive half and played Draper in for a 4-0 lead for Legends. The scoring didn’t let up, with further goals from Charlie (assist from Marco), Draper (assist from Felipe), and Felipe (assist from Charlie). Special shout-outs go to our entire back line of Alex, Juan, Jeff and AC for keeping us organized and starting most of our attacks from the back. In addition, Marco had a fantastic game with a goal and 2 assist (should have been 4 or 5 assists if we did a better job finishing).
Next week will be a different game with us taking on Harops OG, but we’ll take the momentum into next Sunday’s showdown and aim to stay top of the table.
•Goals: Charlie (2), Marco, Felipe (2), Eric (2)
•MVP: Our keeper Gabe, for coming up with 3 or 4 big saves after not seeing much action throughout the game.
CPL Women’s League:
FCDW vs AC Legends (3-50)
•Recap: FC Denver Women’s Team had a successful challenge this Sunday, solidifying the first victory of the 2019 Fall Season. Defense Erin, Hannah, Lidia, and Katie moved the ball smoothly and confidently with midfielders Sophia, Jesse, and Tori. Plenty of opportunities were created by our full backs. At minute 15, left full-back Katie Marcheso passes a brilliant ball to attacker Juliana Grover, who then sprinted past AC Legend’s last defender, beat the keeper, and confidently shoots to the corner for the first goal of the match.
Shortly after at minute 18, a beautiful combo play started by Tori Slattery, continued by Cat Devitt, and finalized by Juliana Grover again to cushion us further into the lead at 2-0. Minute 34 saw a foul in the box in FCD’s favor. Alex Laniewski was not shook and with confidence clutched a 3 goal lead via penalty kick.
After 20 minutes of consistency and composure in the second half, a storm called the game with a final score of 3-0.
•Goals: Juliana (2), Alex
•MVP: Katie Marcheso for creating opportunities from the back and dominating on her side. She was fearless in her attacks and consistent in the defense helping the team close out on a clean sheet.