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.

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