Saturday, November 9, 2019

It's Raining Goals

It was Restaurant Day here, so you know my ass went out to eat some papa rellena and pork belly arepas. Needless to say, it was all crazy delicious. Then I got home to see that, gosh, our boys did some things today.

We'll start off with Chelsea ace Christian Pulisic, who scored for the third straight EPL game. In fact, he now has five goals and two helpers in his last five games across all competitions. So much for the struggle, eh? Blues fans are already over losing Eden Hazard, it seems.

Unfortunately, it wasn't all good news for the USMNT star. Not sure how this affects his Nations Cup particpation status as of yet.

Apparently, DeAndre Yedlin saw that Pulisic tally and thought to himself, "Hey, I want to crash home a charging header!" And so he did, starting Newcastle's rally for a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Over in Germany's second flight, Greuther Fürth's Julian Green continued his hot start with a searing free kick that opened the scoring in their 3-2 loss at Sandhausen.

Green's dead call blast actually reminded me of a goal I forgot to post last weekend. It's never too late for a nasty restart, so I give you Emmanuel Sabbi's fifth goal of the season, the consolation in a 2-1 loss at Odense BK. 

- Greg Seltzer

1 comment:

DaMa said...

Love the goals. Pulisic really looks very good even outside of the scoring thing. Seems to have taken the next step with a better sense of timing than he had even at dortmund (presumably the premier league is a bit faster) and about when to take on defenders and seems much more aggressive with shooting, but not in a way that he is making bad decisions.

I'd really like to see how this form translates to Berhalter's system. Makes you feel like if he suddenly goes cold, then maybe there IS an issue. Hopefully the injury is not meangingful... he seemed okayish.