Takeaway: Matchday 11
September 12, 2020
Too late; didn't recap. Here is your late night takeaway for FC Cincinnati's matchday 11.
- FCC finally, finally scored.
- The goalless streak for the regular season officially ends at 557 minutes.
- Brandon Vazquez has earned himself a start in the next match, he should be rewarded.
- That was a brutal starting 75 minutes.
- If things had not changed in the last 15, the fan base would have turned on this team.
- Massive credit to Jaap Stam for making a massive change and reversing the course of the match.
- Kubo started up top for FCC!
- Locadia and Kubo played very well together, their passing is better than what we've seen with Cruz or Regattin up top with Loca.
- However, the attack is still left on an island, away from the rest of the team.
- Locadia may not be scoring, but you can't say he isn't trying. That guy is on everything.
- While they (obviously) haven't scored on many, FCC is dangerous on free kicks. If those can start landing, fortunes can turn around in a hurry.
- The midfield is under constant pressure so they play deeper throughout the match.
- Then when they're on the ball they have so much room to cover to attack or are not terrible positions to receive the ball.
- Between Stanko, de Jong, and Medunjanin, they had a combined 13 forward passes in New York's half. That's not going to build a great offense.
- The defense looked all out of sorts this match, which was not how they have been played.
- Deplange struggled to pass the ball tonight.
- Gutman still makes a number of bad passes that hangs the defense out to dry.
- Pettersson did fine for a centerback on a team that lost 2-1.
- Waston is lucky to have not gotten a read card this match, and it's a minor miracle he didn't end Ring's life on the field.
- Medunjanin and de Jong were their usual selves.
- These two are right around replacement level midfielders at this point.
- They both can pass well, but are often slow to react or slow to connect the pass.
- Both are next to useless on defense.
- And they both are unable to make sprints up the field to push a counter-attack.
- In fact this entire team seems to be incapable of counter-attacking soccer.
- Cruz continues to look like the best midfielder on the team.
- It's a weird place to be in as a team, but this team really missed Frankie Amaya tonight.
- That's either a testament to how good of a player Amaya has become over the last two years, or how bad FC Cincinnati is.
- It's obviously both.
- NYCFC really CONCACAF'd out there.
- The shithousing, the hard fouls, the fake injuries, the late subs, they did it all. And it worked exactly as they expected it to