Too late; didn't recap. Here is your late night takeaway for FC Cincinnati's matchday 17.

  • There's another FC Cincinnati goalless streak that is getting really long and honestly it's too depressing to look up how long this one is.
  • The defense did ok until they didn't.
  • The team played in a 4-3-3 the entire match for the second match in a row.
  • This team is all in on the system an abdanonded results, good. We have direction now there.
  • How many goals have been given up to a free attacker at the top of the box? One a game?
  • Amazingly Waston can't be at fault for this one.
  • It's probably not a good sign for your offense with van der Werff is always the one with the ball when you need to score late.
  • The start of the second half was great, but ended up being unsustainable.
  • Who knew Hagglund and Abdul-Salaam, two players who were regular starters for MLS Cup winning teams, would be decent additions to the defense?
  • Tyton did a good job this game and probably hasn't had enough credit recently.
  • VAR is an absolute joke at best.
  • VAR is a disaster for the sport and needs to be remvoed. It is not good.
  • Twice tonight VAR was either used or not used and hurt FC.
  • Kubo is a bust if this is how they're going to use him.
  • Barreal looks good at times, certainly a raw product for the future.
  • Mokotjo does not look good. Probably, hopefully, rust that'll shake off.
  • It's hard to judge Vazquez vs Locadia because both are rarely involved.
  • Long story short, it's not clear the players Njikamp are bringing in are improving the team.
  • Where is the bar for firing either the GM or the Manager? Is there one? Should there be one?
  • Last year was historically bad,this year ought to have been better with a new manager, better players, a full year with the GM.
  • Not a championship winning team, but a better team.
  • This team isn't better.
  • So how should we judge this experiment?  
  • If it's impossible to judge, do I have to keep watching? Do people want to read about it?
  • On offense, there doesn't seem to be a plan. Guys stand around, rarely get back, a total lack of movement.
  • If there isn't an offensive plan, what is the manager doing?
  • If they're only working on defense in practice, that's not working either.
  • Again, what are we doing here? What's the plan? What does success look like?
  • Why?