FC Minneapolis goes down againUpdated Monday May 19, 2014 by FC Minneapolis Media Group.
Football as we all know, it hurts and humbles. FC Minneapolis which is placed in the 8th position of the League table, yesterday stumbled again and fell before the La' Cantera side at McMurray.
This has been the club's third consecutive defeat since their league opener with Warlock. The Minneapolis side started off very bright in their Yellow and Blue with Yifu Chen, Will Moore and Edmund Nimely making brilliant attempts on goal in the first part of the first half.
Olvin Grande who has mastered his role as a defensive Middle fielder for the club also played exceedingly well to win balls in the area and make important interceptions.
Everything looked promising for the visiting team until their right winger Ian Sendi, who also was on fine form, was brutally brought down by the home team defender in the 30th Minute. The Ugandan laid unconscious for a while after sustaining a hard hit in his ribs and after a dramatic delay of about five minutes, he was helped off the field for treatment. This was clearly a red card for the reckless defender but the referee let him walk, which increased the temperature of the game for both teams.
Ian Sendi was able to return to the game after a short while but a bit off balance.
The home team gained momentum in the last minutes of the first half scoring to lead 1:0 by half time.
Things got out of hand again for FC Minneapolis in the 64th minute of the second half when Dan Donatucci brought down the home team's striker in the penalty area and the referee made no hesitation. A penalty was awarded; Bill Trethaway saved it; but this was not the end. La' Cantera came forth again in the dying minutes of the second half scoring two more goals to win 3:0 at their home in St Paul.
Despite the frustrating result, many fans stayed around to support and encourage FC Minneapolis, a team they love and live for.
FC Minneapolis will be traveling to Blake this Sunday to face Vojos Heroes at 6:30pm. The players and the staff are working together to put up a better show this time.