Monday, May 16, 2011

Top 2 face off in Lexington

Top ranked side Lexington Lions and your 2nd ranked Greensboro Vipers faced off sunday night in Lexington with the Table lead on the line.
45,000 fans packed Lexington's stadium, the largest crowd for any game this season.
Lexington's Diego Bernardi struck first in the 32nd minute with a fine header off of a cross.
Just 3 minutes later Greensboro won a corner, and Jason Callinan found the head of Grosso Luca for the equalizer.
For the next 50 minutes, the two squads battled for chances, each having several opportunities, but niether being able to capitalize.
In the 82nd minute Lexington's Garvin Spillane earned himself a 2nd yellow card of the match, and was sent off. Things seemed to be heading Greensboro's way. It was only 2 minutes later that Lexington's Vincinte Civale sent a rocketing shot past Greensboro keeper Janiel Veldon for the 2-1 Lexington lead.
Greensboro put together several attempts to answer, but they could never materialze an attack.
Even though Greensboro finished with more opportunities as well as shots on goal, they fell 2-1.
The loss did not drop Greensboro a spot in the standings, and was their first of the year.
Lexington remains unbeatan and untied.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Record Crowd Watches Vipers Tie Chelsea

40,462 Fans filled the seats of Greensboro FC Stadium to watch the 5-0-0 Vipers play the 3-0-2 Chelsea side to a 3-3 draw.
Even though the result was slightly disapointing, the night is significant and symbolic for the Greensboro Franchise. Just 5 seasons ago the team broke into the league, and now it is clear that the Vipers are a force in the USA league, and will be for the years to come.
Greensboro visits Black M.O.B. tomorrow, then come back to Greensboro for a 3 game homestand. Greensboro has a great chance to be 9-1-0 after the next 4 games.
Owner Chris Fields to the fans "Your support has always been top notch, and your effort tonight was no different. We hope to see all of you and 6,000 more of your closest Vipers friends in 2 days when we return home."

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Vipers Slay Dragons

For the first time in club history, the Greensboro FC Vipers have beaten league juggernaut Dallas Dragons.
The 3-2 favorable result came on the road, making it even more groundbreaking. 35,000 Dragons faitful filled Dragon Stadium, and about 1,000 loyal Vipers made the trip to root on Jason Callinan, Aaronjames Sequeba and Co.
First year Viper Monita Quaqliarella scored Greensboro's first goal, in the 24th minute, to answer the Dragon's early 10th minute goal. After a 54th minute Dragon's goal to take the lead 2-1, Dragon's midfielder Charles Dunkin picked up a red card on a vicious aireal challenge. Dunkin went over the back of Quagliarella while challenging him for a header, and caught him in the side of the head with a swinging elbow. Quagliarella was slightly blodied, but was not seriously hurt. After the Dragons dropped to 10 men longtime Viper defender Kewon Carvaja equalized the game in the 76th minute, and star defender Aaronjames Sequeba put the game winner in the back of the net on a diving header during the 81st minute.
The win puts Greensboro at 4-0-0 on the season, one of only 2 teams with 12 of 12 possible points. Greensboro visits FCNT on Saturday.