Sunday, February 27, 2011

1996 - Metrostars v Tampa Bay Mutiny

1996.05.04 - Giants Stadium - MetroStars v Tampa Bay Mutiny

In the fifth game of the inaugural season, the Metrostars dominated play in the first half, before a crowd of 38,621, but were trailing 3-0, thanks to an 8 minute span early in the second half when they were blitzed by 2 Diego Viera goals sandwiched around a successful penalty kick by Carlos Valderrama.

The Metrostars were able to make a comeback in a 3-minute span as they tied the game on an own-gaol and 2 goals by Giovanni Savarese, his second goal on a bicycle kick from 8-yards out...

The Metrostars won the shoot-out 2-1 on goals by Tab Ramos and Dario Hernandez...

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