Picking up where we left off, we came from behind to draw 1-1 with Chicago Fire. Andres Rios bagged his fifth goal of the season. We then won 3-0 in Toronto, in what was one of our most satisfying performances so far. Siad Haji had already had a couple of great chances to score but eventually put us ahead. That man Rios scored again before his replacement, sixteen-year-old Irish striker Cathal Gallagher, bagged his first senior goal on only his second appearance. The goal came at the end of a surging run from Thato Mokeke, who made the most of a rare brief opportunity. As well as Gallagher, another young Irishman in the form of right-back Ronan O’Brien excelled on debut. These were promising signs for our youth scouting network!
We were then held 0-0 in the capital. Young Gallagher struck the post from a tight angle with the last kick of the game. Next up were Dallas and Haji continued to step up in place of the injured Eriksson to put us a goal to the good. Sadly, we switched off and conceded an equaliser to once again draw a game that we really should’ve won.
At this stage of the season our stats read: Pos7th Pld15 W5 D5 L5 GF17 GA12 Pts20
Argentine attacker Andres Rios led the way with six goals and compatriot Christian Espinoza topped the assists chart with four. Espinoza was second top scorer with three whilst Rios had the second most assists also with three. The only downside to all this was the attention that the two were getting from European clubs!