Sunday, March 29

Nabisco Cup - FC Tokyo 1 - 0 Vissel

FC Tokyo defeated Vissel 1-0 at Ajinomoto stadium in the 2nd match of the 2009 Nabisco Cup. The match was not televised so I cannot provide a match report until I see a replay. FYI, this is the team we fielded.

Enomoto, Ishibitsu, Kitamoto, Miyamoto, Komoto, Baba (Suzuki 45), Kim, Matsuoka (Matsuhashi 82), Oya (Mogi 62), Yoshida, Ganaha

The only real surprise I can see here is that the manager started Oya in the midfield. This loss leaves us 2nd from the bottom of our group. The group format has changed this year to a 2 group system with each group having 7 teams. Teams play each other just once (either home or away) and the top 2 teams in each group progress to the next round. Considering our poor start, it is unlikely that we will get past the first round, the same as the last 7 years.

1 comment:

dokool said...

I attended and here's the reader's digest version: Vissel wasn't strong enough to take advantage of Tokyo's horrible play in the first half, and after Otake's goal it was all Vissel could to do keep Tokyo from scoring more.