one goal, two goals -- and maybe you don't, and I think that showed today, that they wanted to let the game end and kind of let the one play take everything out of them."
The Metros will now be without Gaven and fullback Tim Ward (out through a hamstring injury on Tuesday) for about the next month, as both have been included in the U.S. under-20 team for the FIFA World Youth Championships in Holland.
The MetroStars did receive another injury blow in the Fire game, as Djorkaeff was forced off at halftime with a left calf strain and is doubtful for the weekend. "We rely a lot on Youri," Guevara said. "With him coming out we know we to step up. We did. It took us a little bit longer because they scored on us. We did what we were supposed to do, we got together and then we got the victory."
The Metros head back on the road above .500 for the season having gained nine points out of a possible 12 on their travels, and with nine goals scored and just two allowed.