Too Late; Didn't Recap, here is your late night takeaway from FC Cincinnati's 2-2 draw with Nashville SC.

  • This team can be a lot of fun to watch
  • If you told me Acosta and Brenner would score in a 2-2 draw before the match, I would have taken it
  • Have we ever had a better 20 minutes in MLS history? Club history?
  • After one match we can confidently say Acosta and Brenner were not overspends
  • Matarita is a lot more fun to watch on the outside than Gutman or Garza ever were
  • Everyone on this team can dribble at defenders and beat their man 1-on-1
  • Brenner taking on four defenders is going to be a reoccurring theme this season
  • Gyau certainly looks like a winger playing fullback, for all the good and bad that brings
  • Kubo didn't look totally useless in midfield
  • With Kubo laying down some hard fouls early, you could almost see a future where he plays Amayas role competently
  • This team continues to be a confidence based team. When they're feeling it, they're unbeatable. Rattle them, and you can score at-will
  • For better or worse, last night looked like last year's team but with super expensive attacking options. In a good way
  • Tyton stood on his head and kept this team in it
  • Acosta's goal was perfection, that's why you brought him in
  • Could de Jong have scored that goal last year? No
  • Brenner scoring early is exactly what Locadia didn't do
  • Cool-as-you-like penalty that beat the keeper who guessed it exactly right
  • Kubo with an obviously penalty appeal that was waved off
  • Acosta, Brenner, and Barreal breaking with the ball against one defender, ref doesn't play advantage. Brutal call
  • Nashville's goal is a backline unfamiliar with each other
  • Pettersson and Matarita need to communicate on runners, both of them are at fault for that goal
  • Tyton should have had a hand on the cross as well, but he had a good game so we'll overlook where he's at fault
  • And nobody is really to blame on that second goal. A wonder strike is a wonder strike
  • Anyone looking to blame Locadia for that goal has an axe to grind.
  • Harris and Barreal were largely absent from the game
  • Harris when he was on the ball did not impress
  • Wingers are useless when the team can't hold onto the ball and build possession
  • Being unable to counter when facing overwhelming offense is a problem
  • Gyau's first game, but it could be better
  • Hagglund had a solid game overall
  • the issues on this team appear to be easily addressed
  • A new winger and centerback are on their way
  • Once Loca's loan is over a new midfielder can be bought
  • Bailey being healthy will be interesting to compare to Gyau
  • You'd expect the backline to get more comfortable as time goes on
  • Solve the defense, the offense can win matches this year
  • The second half wasn't fun but this was a loss last year
  • Good match to build from