Metros' loss to Blast may lead to changes

Monday, July 2, 2001 at 1:00am

Coach Brett Mosen is very disappointed with the 2-0 loss his Nashville Metros suffered Friday night to the Indiana Blast.

That disappointment may lead to some lineup changes in the near future.

"I think it's time to have a good look at personnel. We may need to get some new faces and let some people go," said Mosen. His remarks followed a trip that saw the Metros lose 5-0 to the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup's second round last Wednesday before returning to A-League play two days later against the Blast at Indianapolis' Kuntz Memorial Soccer Stadium.

"We didn't play for the first 45 minutes against Indiana. In the second half, they didn't get out of their own half until the very end. We dominated but didn't score.

"I feel overall that we just went through the motions. That has to change."

The Blast got early and late goals from Brazilian forward Rodrigo Costa for the victory. The loss dropped the Metros to 5-5-2 with 25 points on the season while Indiana improved to 4-5 with 19 points. The Blast are 5-0 at home against Nashville since joining the A-League in 1999.

Indiana drew first blood in the fifth minute when Metros defender Russell Cain committed a foul at the top of the box. The ensuing free kick by Blast midfielder Andy McDermott clanked off the post to Costa, who then fired the ball past Nashville goalkeeper Eric Sims for a 1-0 lead. Game reports said each team had scoring chances during the rest of the half but failed to capitalize on them.

The Metros maintained possession and had most of the scoring chances in the second half

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