Macau 6, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands 1: Despite taking an early 1-0 lead, the CNMI fell to the much quicker Macau team.How awesome is it that some dude named Man Ho scored two goals on us? Who cares if we lost, his frickin' name is Man Ho!
Joe Miller found an opening on the right side of the net and booted the ball past Macau's keeper in the 5th minute of the game to start the scoring. Fans in attendance cheered wildly for Guam's sister island after Miller's goal. At that point it was clear that CNMI was pumped up and confident, while Macau's players seemed surprised their opponents scored so quickly.
The goal by Miller was just about the only thing the CNMI had to celebrate. Macau regained its composure and in the 9th minute tied the match on a shot by Kin Seng Chan. Chan had two goals in the game, the second one coming in the 24th minute to give Macau a lead that it never relinquished.
Macau added two more goals in the first half, one in the 33rd minute by Man Hou Ho and another in the 40th minute from captain Chong In Leong to take a 4-1 lead into halftime.
CNMI's players gave it their all in the second half, but it was not their day. Macau scored twice more in the final period to put the game out of reach. Wai Hong Loi scored one of the second-half goals, while Ho picked up his second goal of the match in the 90th minute to cap the scoring.
Oh yeah, in other news, Guam won their first game against a FIFA opponent, well, EVER, by defeating Mongolia 1-0 yesterday afternoon. I'm looking forward to the game on Friday.