Takeaway: Match Day 7
August 25, 2020
Too long; didn't recap. Here is your fast-food, quick and greasy takeaway for Matchday 7 for FC Cincinnati's match against the Chicago Fire:
- A rough, rough outing for the orange and blue.
- Offense is still very much a work in progress. And let's hope there's progress to be made soon.
- Two fantastic goals early in the game really threw off the game plan, to say the least.
- Fantastic run from Chicago to set up the first goal, nearly perfect ball over the top.
- VAR is still terrible and still doesn't belong in the sport.
- Four minutes of not knowing if a goal is a goal isn't fun to watch.
- For those keeping tracking at home, Waston not at fault for first two goals, shares plenty of responsibility for the third.
- Tyton still capable of fantastic saves and showed that at other times tonight, probably not to blame for any goal tonight.
- Cruz playing up top with Locadia is weird. Why?
- Kubo is a career striker and occasional winger, but has been played out of position for most of the matches this year.
- Cruz tackled Kubo because why would that NOT happen.
- After clamoring for Cruz to start all weekend, I feel personally responsible for this one.
- Chicago fouled a lot this game, 24 fouls in total, but just one yellow.
- FCC was very passive once they went down, no attempt to hold possession and slowly build attacks in the first half. Very rushed.
- Passing is just not there.
- 74% passing accuracy in Chicago's half, 84% overall.
- One shot on target isn't going to win many games.
- Waston had that one shot on goal.
- Gyau cementing himself as one of the best players on this team. Would be a real shame to see him benched by Barreal if that comes to fruition.
- Locadia can't do much if the midfield can't connect a pass to get him the ball.
- The third goal was brutal to watch, a total defensive collapse.
- The entire team seems to over hit or under hit every pass and it's frustrating to watch professionals miss simple passes to each other.
- Seeing Garza out there was a reminder of why Gutman is starting.
- Kamo for Stanko is going to be a huge upgrade, whenever that's allowed to happen.
- Is it too late to dream of a midfield three of Amaya, Regattin, and Cruz? The all-hustle midfield wouldn't quit on a game.
- As much as a new playmaker would be nice, this team needs to get the fundamentals down.
- Frankie Amaya is really good. We're going to need to decide if we fans want to see him sold for a huge profit or be the face of the franchise going forward.
- Let's be real too, this team probably wasn't going undefeated for the rest of 2020.