Dane Richards ran wild in this game and was a man possessed. He had a hand in all three goals, scoring the first, creating the second (when his cross hit Ricardo Clarks’ hand), and then setting up Wolyniec for the third as he blew past everyone down the line and laid the ball back to Wolyniec to tap in (who did a great Thriller dance celebration that’s not in the video below).
By the way, Dane Richards is only making $33K per year, according to the MLS player salary list. He’s playing like DaMarcus Beasley but getting paid like someone who’s not even on the first team. And to top it off, he’s living in New York, this has to be a mistake.
Meanwhile, Danny Cepero, the new keeper for New York, put his hand and foot to every shot that Houston could muster. One thing I wondered about this game though, why did Dominic Kinnear leave Stuart Holden on the bench? I think he’s just too talented and dangerous to leave out, when he did come on with 30 minutes left, he nearly scored.
No wonder Dane Richards tore the Houston Dynamo apart, he want to junior college in Houston – at San Jacinto College. He was there to make a statement and impress.
As someone said, he is the Shaun Wright Philips of the MLS. If Jamaica is able to qualify for the World Cup in South Africa, it could be breakout time for Dane Richards.
Richards is now 24 years old, not a youngster any more in soccer career terms. He’s broke out in some ways in the game versus Houston and helping his Red Bull Club advance in the playoffs, but can he take on the world now?
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