SLU won the C-USA game 2-1 in OT last night in Charlotte. From what I saw, there's no way SLU is a top five team, but maybe I caught them on a bad night. My take on this game. SLU scored an early goal when Charlotte failed to clear the ball, and Vedad Ibisevic (sp?) pounced on it, scoring a pretty volley. SLU controlled the first half, especially in the midfield and Charlotte had very little possession. SLU knocked it around real well, built an attack, and could have led 3-0 at the half. Charlotte's Juan Munoz-Airey scored a beauty late in the first half with a great shot from about 21 yards out. He was maybe the best player on the field for either team in this match, but both keepers played extremely well. Hutton had a terrific save for SLU in the second half on a shot by Munoz-Airey from about 10 yards out. SLU won it in the second OT on an own goal. I can't remember who it was, but the SLU player was crossing it, it deflected off a Charlotte defender and into the far corner of the net for the winner. Some observations. SLU is vastly overrated. And IMO, the most overrated player in America is Wickart. The guy is tall, and that's it. Oh, he can kick the ball pretty far too. He showed me nothing. SLU's national teamers were okay, but not great. DiRamaindo was average...nothing special. Same with Grazier. SLU's best player last night was certainly Hutton. If SLU is a top five team, then it's really a down year for D1 soccer. For Charlotte, Mackanos (GK) was terrific, as was Munoz-Airey who actually came off the bench. Why he isn't starting is a mystery...the kid can really play. Half of Charlotte's team had that look of a deer caught in the headlights. Most of their guys love to get the ball and try to dribble through traffic. Charlotte's number 10 was constantly dribbling, and losing it to the other team. This game brought me to the realization that college soccer just isn't very good, and at times, it's brutal to watch. In that entire game last night, I can't remember seeing either team with a give and go. SLU would knock it around the back a little, then Wickart would send a long ball trying to find Ibesivic up top. They didn't use their midfield very often to mount an attack. As for Charlotte, it's like their players said, "let's see how long I can dribble before I lose the ball." Their goal came on a great effort by Munoz-Airey, but it was all him.