Well, The DHL era took a bump with the 2-0 loss to the malformed turtles of Oita. I'm not sure what was worse, letting in a goal to the nappily coiffed Edmilson or scoring a goal on your own team. Either way, it was predictible that Verdy would lose after travelling the length of Japan to play a well rested squad.
To make matters worse, Verdy hosted Omiya in a satellite math today and were thouroughly spanked 3-0. The lineup was as follows
DF：福田 Fukuda、飯田 Iida、足助 Asuke、和田Wada (youth)（ユース）MF：柴崎（晃）Shibasaki 、新村 Shinmura、廣山Hiroyama、河野 Kawano FW：井上 Inoue、飯尾 Iio SUB：柴崎（貴 Shibasaki、宮坂 Miyasaka、吉武 Yoshitake 、エルサムニー El Samni、平本 Hiramoto＜交代＞62分：井上ＯＵＴ エルサムニーＩＮ82分：飯尾ＯＵＴ 平本ＩＮ
Goals were scored by Taishi Tsukamoto, Hiroshi Morita, and Masahiko Ichikawa in the first Sat matches for both squads.
Next week finds Verdy in a relegation position match with Shimizu S Pulse. the last time the squads faced off, Shimizu came away with 5 goals to bludgeon the green in a Nabisco Cup affair.