NYC Scotland fired a warning shot across the bows of Copa 2013 with a fine victory over NYC Japan in a friendly on a dreich day in Brooklyn.
This was our first real match as a squad, we had a few new faces, and we were missing some regulars so it was a good result and an encouraging performance.
I don’t have much of a match report because I spent most of the game in the emergency room of Long Island College Hospital with Barry Pearson after he gashed his leg… twenty-two stitches later he was in much better shape. Unfortunately Barry will miss the qualifying round (June 22) but if we make the knockouts in July he may be able to play.
If you don’t like blood then look away now…