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Similar to the post office, FC Buffalo will play whether it’s rain or shine or even in the snow. The weekend weather here in Buffalo ruined a lot of events. Taste of Country on Friday was in disarray with rain and high winds causing headliner Eric Church to bail out at the last minute. The annual Gus Maker tournament was held downtown but the final day was postponed due to impending rains. The Greek festival was held all weekend too, I’d have to imagine at some point it was rained out, but those Greeks know how to have a good time so I’ll assume they partied regardless of what the skies were doing.
Sunday’s FC Buffalo match was indeed going to be a wild ride. FC Buffalo was still looking for their first notch in the win column of this 2012 NPSL season and have fought very hard each week to try and make that happen. Detroit showed up at the season opener and surprised everybody with a tie. Three weeks ago AFC Cleveland one upped FC Buffalo but last week the Blitzers were able to maintain a tie. A win this week was absolutely necessary for FC Buffalo to stay relevant in the NPSL standings.
FC Buffalo came out strong, scoring at the one minute and five second mark with a delightful little play by Kendell McFayden – His first of the year. After setting the pace of the match, FC Buffalo would score again later on in the first half, again by McFayden. Binghamton FC would answer a few minutes later with their only goal bring the half to an end.
The second half saw a calamity of yellow and red cards, rain, cats and dogs living together and some intense defense by FC Buffalo. Despite the intense play, FC Buffalo would hold off an onslaught of Binghamton offense FC Buffalo would hold off any additional goals and chalk up the win on the season.
The rain made for some interesting gameplay and photos. The folks in the Situation Room got a kick out of my multi-faceted vest also acting as rain gear. Make sure you head to All-High Stadium this Friday as FC Buffalo takes on the Erie Admirals which is sure to be a downright physical, if not violent, matchup between two teams that simply do not like one another. Game time is 7pm and the first 250 fans get an FC Buffalo cowbell which will make one heck of a noisemaker to drive the Admirals nuts. Photo’s from today are below. UNT, Nb