Gifmaster Jeremiah is a lazy dude in Nepal whose job is easy and we’re just giving him something to do. Jeremiah is a human who lives in Nepal and, even though he is super busy, has put aside some time to help us here. We’re combining last years Adi player rankings, which you can find the methodology for here, and Jeremiah’s tasty GIFs so that you have a place to go when you need to waste 40 minutes on the job before lunch. You’re getting a game score, GIFs of the big moments of the game, and notes from two idiots that should have spent this time loving our families or calling our mom. Enjoy!
3’ – 8 pass sequence (including a nice deep one by Guzman) and a shot that goes just wide by Valeri
Replay of Adi’s chest pass to Valeri and Valeri’s shot
7’ – Adi taken down twice in the box, no calls
7’ – Guzman collides with Demidov
9’ – Blanco with some nifty footwork to get by 2 defenders, loses it
10’ – Vytas let’s ball come to him, Molino wins it and takes shot from way outside, easy save by Gleeson
11’ – Nice combo: Guzman, Blanco, Valeri, Powell – corner for PTFC
11’ – Adi taken down in the box on a Blanco cross, no call
14’ – Blanco can’t quite control a Valeri pass, but hustles to get to it, eventually winning a FK for PTFC, which leads to a goal
14’ – Olum scores off a Valeri FK (flicked on by Vytas), goal PTFC (**1-0**)
Roscoe: 18:39- Guzman is such an interesting player. He’s not fast, he seems to give turns a wide berth but he really sniffs out penetration. Like here he decides very early to tuck underneath to get a toe on it and disrupt the attack.
20’ – Powell and Blanco fighting for possession
20’ – Calvo heads an Adi cross intended for Valeri out for a PTFC corner
Jeremiah: You might not have heard this, but at the 21:20 mark announcer mentions that CP said the 2nd team beat the 1st team in a scrimmage for the first time in a couple of years.
22’ – Great cross into the box by Blanco, Valeri’s pass appears to Davis’ hand in the box, no call
Roscoe: 22:50-OMG Blanco
23’ – Great tackle by Davis to steal the ball from Blanco on a counter (Valeri takes a ball to the ‘midsection’ on the clearance)
25’ – Chara gets a YC for a hard challenge on Warner
Replay of Chara’s YC
29’ – Minnesota can’t advantage of their first real change in the box as Vytas gets in the way of a Molino shot
Roscoe: 29:55- Timbers were great in this game but getting caught on the break is a potential harbinger.
30’ – Guzman to Adi, Adi with a nice one-touch pass to Nagbe on the side
30’ – Blanco’s cross is blocked, Davis’ header doesn’t make it to Alvbage, Adi tries to find Valeri but pass blocked by Alvbage and cleared
31’ – MNUFC takes off on counter, Vytas diffuses a chance in the box, forces a throw-in instead of a corner
Roscoe: 33:38- You notice that the only penetration MFC are getting is when they just lob their balls over the lines?
37:37- Take a look at the smooth switch from Vytas allowing Nagbe to take ball man.
38’ – Warner called for a foul after a heavy tackle on Guzman
Roscoe: 38:11- David Guzman is an expressive man.
43’ – One-two from Nagbe to Adi allows Nagbe to continue, Valeri loses it
Jeremiah: 42:20- Lalas, referring to Garber and Arena, “They might have been arm and arm up there!”
Roscoe: 42:40- SIIIIIIIICCCCKKKKK
45:26- Nagbe with a sick 2 pointer. 1 for possession and another for springing the attack.
47’ – Powell gets it to Adi at the top of the box, Adi gets it wide to Blanco, Valeri heads in Blanco’s cross for a PTFC goal (**2-0**)
Replay of Adi laying it off to Blanco and Blanco’s cross to Valeri
Replay of Valeri’s header (net cam)
51’ – Valeri leads Powell along the side, Powell’s cross just a bit too far in front of Adi
Jeremiah: 51:16 -Lalas on Minnesota: “I’m not sure they need more belief, they just need more talent.”
54’ – Vytas takes off from midfield, gives Taylor the ol’ whoopdy whoo, but can’t keep his cross in, goal kick MNUFC
Roscoe: 53:00- Vytas silky smooth splitting two defenders.
55’ – Venegas able to juggle it over Guzman and get it to Molino, Molino with a first-touch pass to Bashkim, Bashkim’s shot goes wide right
Roscoe: 56:57 Powell with some luck +nifty footwork to keep possession.
58’ – Blanco finds Powell along the sideline, Demidov able to step in front of Powell’s cross and clear it
59’ – Saeid’s cross just a little too high for Bashkim
60’ – Valeri crosses it into the box, Adi drops it off for Blanco, Blanco fires a shot just wide right
Jeremiah: 61:45 Lalas to Nagbe “JUST GO”
60′-65 2 or 3 times between 60′-65′, Chara bossed it in the box. Stepped in front of a pass or deflected one out, but didn’t get the recognition. Obviously, a quiet night for him but still had a presence. (Would it be better if I send these to Twitter so your phone isn’t going bzzzz bzzzzz bzzzz or bling bling bling?)
Roscoe: 59:41- Blanco springs Valeri then gets the shot as the trailer. Ballin’
62’ – Nagbe lays it off for Vytas, Vytas crosses it to Adi, Adi’s shot goes wide left
Roscoe: 61:18 Vytas recognizing early he needs to put in the cross early, torques his whole body to put in a big swing and hits Adi in stride. SHIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTT.
67’ – Davis gets a low cross into the box, Ridgewell forced to clear it out for a corner
Roscoe: 69:22- One of the few times Guzman has found himself out of position.
72’ – Calvo just gets his head on a Blanco cross into the box meant for Adi
Roscoe: 74:49- Adi’s hold up play is special.
79’ – Venegas gets it to Ramirez at the top of the box, Ramirez turns and scores, goal MNUFC (**2-1**)
Replay of Ramirez goal
81’ – Demidov pulls down Adi in the box, penalty called
Replay of Demidov pulling down Adi in the box
Venegas receives a YC for arguing
82’ – Valeri converts the PK for a PTFC goal (**3-1**)
Roscoe: 83:29- Adi playing D late in the match. BEAST.
87’ – Vytas’ cross stopped by Demidov, clears it while sitting
Roscoe: 88:05- Vytas often conceding the corner. With our CB’s that could bite us.
88:50- What is Asprilla doing? What is Asprilla ever doing?
89’ – Ramirez flies into the goal as Saeid’s sails just high
90’ + 1’ – Nagbe goes untouched past midfield, finds Adi, Adi dekes Alvbage and Demidov and scores, goal PTFC (**4-1**)
Replay of Adi’s goal from the North End
Replay of Adi’s goal from behind net
90’ + 3’ – Adi turns Demidov around, smashes in another goal with his left, goal PTFC (**5-1**)
Jeremiah: 92:55- “This is a big man doin’ some NASTY things, look at this!”
Roscoe: 93:00- Adi is ridiculous. Watch how quickly he pushes left after the defender makes the decision to turn his back. Crazy.