What a letdown... the team just seemed to wilt late in the second half and couldn’t get their mojo back.chat closes too early, i want to bitch and my bitching disappear like my affection for this club. now i gotta post it here and be reminded i hate our ownership group.
This NYCFC team barely made it in. Let that sink in.This Portland team needed penalties to get past Cincinnati. Let that sink in.
Also, Portland literally decided “we’re just going to sit back the first 30 minutes and conserve energy” - knowing that Valeri was coming in at halftime (Gio said that was planned). Once Portland made a little bit of a push, tie game. Outcoached again.
Going to be a long rest of the season (if it happens).
I didn’t see much improvement with Heber on the field and that’s not a jab at Heber. When you say « we had no chance of finding one. »That was a tough watch. Even when we needed two goals it looked like we had no chance of finding even a single one. As much as I like Sands in midfield he needs to go back to CB until we have a replacement for Chanot. Acevedo and Parks playing Ring/Sands role when we move him back? We’re clueless upfront without Heber on the field.
That wasn't the problem. He didn't anticipate the cutback and give himself enough space to react, and then he just sort of half-heartedly flicked his foot at the ball when he got burned. After the cut inside he was too far from Polo to bring him down even if he wanted to. That whole goal came from poor defensive awareness and bad technique.his hands were tied on that third goal.