Crystal Palace Loses Tough One in Cleveland

July 13, 2008 |

Unfortunately last night Crystal Palace took a step back in their goal to win the USL2 Title losing to the Cleveland City Stars 1-0.

Crystal Palace FC hoped to build off their thrilling game Tuesday against the New England Revolution against the Cleveland City Stars and get back into the USL2 race. But it was not to be when in the 83rd minute of last night’s game Cleveland’s Sallieu Bunda scored the game’s lone goal. Bunda beat CP’s Andrew Marshall for the ball and then beat Matt Nelson to score.

With the loss Crystal Palace now stands in 5th place in the USL2 standings with 8 games left to play. Crystal Palace is by no means out of this race yet!! But it will take some doing and better finishing of the chances they are given to pull it off.

Richmond, Harrisburg and Charlotte are all remaining on Crystal Palace’s schedule and all are currently infront of Crystal Palace in the standings.

The loss to Cleveland hurts even more when you think about how well they played against them at home just a month ago. Beating them 2-1 in a game where Crystal Palace had dominated the Cleveland side more then what the score showed.

Now Crystal Palace will have to right the ship against 6th place Western Mass Pioneers this coming Friday at UMBC Stadium at 7:30 PM. Tickets are still remaining for this game. Come out and support the Crystal Palace FC.