FCC improved on last week’s rocky performance with a run of play clean sheet against NYCFC. Cody Cropper was a late addition to the starting line up as MLS Team of the Week member Titi felt some soreness in his hip. Fans were treated to a much tighter run of play backline after an endless onslaught in Nashville.

It wasn’t all sunshine in New York as The FC conceded five set piece goals, which included two own goals. As for why FCC was so poor on set pieces but resembled Italy’s 1994 World Cup squad during the run of play? That’s a question Jaap Stam will have to reckon with in training this week.

After a poor performance last weekend, Calvin Harris stung NYCFC keeper Sean Johnson’s hands on more than one occasion. One of those two hits the net and the butterfly effect could have been profound.

Unfortunately for fans back in the Cincinnati viewing area, the run of play clean sheet comes with no points; merely a moral victory. Building off this run of play clean sheet is a must as FCC turns the page towards Orlando City.