Zach Loyd returns to sideline, coaches to historic victory, still hasn't texted me back, says his phone's been dead since last Saturday.
In his typical dramatic and over-the-top fashion, Zach Loyd returned to the LSR sideline last Friday night to bring home a resounding 8-1 victory over visiting Azul City Premier FC - the very same Azul City team that defeated LSR 4-3 just 5 days earlier.
Let’s just hope he can find a way to get his phone turned on so he can text me back…
The dramatic change in result can be attributed to a number of factors - more players available for LSR, the referees actually showing up on time, a lack of embarrassing jersey conflicts, and it not being a 3pm hot & humid Sunday afternoon in Fort Worth.
However, everyone knows who the main difference maker was.
On a night that sees LSR return to contention for the last promotion spot available in the 3rd division of the 5th division of American soccer, the offense took a massive leap forward and exploded for a club-record 8 goals in league play.
Seven different players - Edduin Rodriguez (1), Thierry-Allen Assomoi (2), Fuad Faki (1), Eddy Soldevilla (1), Kalonda Kalonda (1), Ninad Gokhale (1), and star $70 BAM striker Pelon Salas (1) - all combined for LSR’s goals on the night.
That was Pelon’s 5th goal on the season, showing the world why $70 was spent to secure his services.
The stark contrast in professionalism and the higher level of play on display Friday was a testament to Zach Loyd’s quality, experience, and immense presence in the club, things that have never been questioned by the club’s leadership.
In Zach Loyd we trust.