Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hanyer Mosquera

Say what you want about the gritty, roll of the dice, mano a mano , crash and burn game between Portland and Sporting KC.   The truth may be that the difference in the game was Hanyer Mosquera's boot on the line when Troy Perkins lost control of an incoming ball which headed down and into goal.  Moquera was there.  No goal was scored.  The Timbers regrouped and held onto their lead.  To the very very end.  There were stellar moments in this game, which had aspects of a destruction derby out at the old Portland Speedway.  Kris Boyd's precise cross forcing the defense to fail, for example.  (And where were the Timbers' attackers?)  But I'd say Mosquera is proving himself over and over as a smart, tough and thoughtful centerback.   In my opinion,  he made the difference in this match.  Look forward to seeing him out there again.