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Dec
09

Chicago LFC Co-Ed (matchday 6)

An embarrassing season for Liverpool got a little more embarrassing Saturday morning when Rafa and his men lost 2-0 away to Portsmouth. In case you haven’t looked at the table lately, Pompey came into the game butt naked last in the Premier League. So in the afternoon, it was up to the men and women of Chicago LFC’s co-ed squad to restore some glory to the mighty Reds.

Today’s opponents were Joueurs de Football. Apparently “joueurs” is French for “not enough female players,” so with only one woman on the opposing roster, CLFC played the entire game with a 6 on 5 advantage. That advantage worked out quite nicely, as the Reds treated their foes to an afternoon in the Thunderdome with Mad Max. Max De Zuter’s natural hat trick gave CLFC a 3-0 halftime advantage, as the opportunistic veteran pounced on some loose rebounds like a bum going after a free ham sandwich. Joueurs first half highlights included a trio of chippy tackles against Arif Ismail and not much else.

De Zuter continued his goal scoring spree with a classy finish to open up the second half, but the strike of the day came from the orange-clad Kevin Achettu. So frustrated with the recent play of the Reds, Achettu channeled his inner Ruud van Nistelroy and broke out the kit of the Dutch National Team for today’s game. Taking a free kick from just beyond midfield, Achettu’s strike rattled the underside of the crossbar and bounced in for a 5-0 CLFC advantage.

Throughout the rest of the game, the defense, lead by Dan Skinner and Liz Risoldi, made life easy for Aran Quinn, who picked up a clean sheet; somewhat ironic given the aromatic contents of his gym bag. With Hollice Wrobel, Brittany Parenti and Heather Ribeiro controlling play up front, Chris Liebelt broke loose like a grizzly bear out of its cage for a pair of late goals. Achettu added a second to complete the 8-0 thrashing.

The game ended prematurely on a somewhat somber note, when Joueurs goaltender took a ball to the schnoz and had to be helped off. Only the early ending prevented Ismail from tacking on #9. After the game the squad celebrated at Union Park tavern, where the Zeno crew pounded Manmosas, a deceptively strong blend of Blue Moon, vodka and OJ. The Reds now head into the holiday break at 4-2, having restored a small measure of pride to Liverpool.




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