GAME 1: SUNS 2 SAINTS 1
Even with all the preparations and all the fanfare sometimes the ball just doesn't bounce the way you want it. Gateway United wasted countless scoring chances to lose game 1 of the 2010 season 2-1 to Gold Coast FC. The lone scorer was Landon Donovan who had an assist in the 5th minute of his game. We go live to the post game press conference.
REPORTER: Your thoughts on the match?
MANAGER: Obviously we are very disappointed with the outcome. We didn't finish the plays that were presented. Ljundberg was limping around the place, Romero and Mwanga seemed lost without a map of where the net was.
REPORTER: Any good things to say?
MANAGER: Well Cunningham played well but just didn't get any results and Donovan made a good effort. He really should have taken the shot in the 85th minute though. We didn't have a good game plain and simple. It happens in a 20 game season. Better to be the first than the last game I would say.
REPORTER: Thoughts on your opponent Gold Coast FC?
MANAGER: They did enough to win. We respect all our opponents but we beat ourselves in this one.