October 27, 2009

What Happened To This Team?

They were good. At one point. Then conference play came and everything changed.

I don't get it. They beat St. John's, now the no. 22 team in the nation. They beat UConn, at UConn, who is now the no. 10 team in the country.

But they have just one win in five conference games and are in VERY seriously jeopardy of not making the America East playoffs. They need to win out (two games) to even get a chance to play postseason soccer. It starts Wednesday in Vermont in a must-win game for both teams. Basically, the loser is eliminated from any postseason opportunities.

I just don't get it. This team had a lot of weapons. Granted, Sean Taylor was lost for the year with the ongoing injury. But I guess the loss of one player in particular was just too much.

Jon Jonsson. He may not have made the biggest impact on the field, but his locker room leadership, I've heard, was unmatched. Losing him might have actually really been the changing factor for the team.

That's too bad. There is some good news though - Jon Jonsson makes a glorious return to BU on November 3d. He won't be suited up in a uniform, but he will be performing his everlasting music at the Tsai center at 8 p.m.. You best believe I will be there.

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