Goalless horror continues, 2:0 to KC
April 9, 2016

New York Kansas City

04.09.16 · League

Quite simply: this is not working. One can make excuses left and right, but at the end, this team has gone goalless in four of its five games. It has been shutout twice at home. Opponents have figured it out. Something has to change...

Tonight was yet another in what is becoming a long line of inept Metro performances. Kansas City came into Harrison and took care of business, 2:0. The first goal was a perfect copy of what we've seen so many times before... Metro caught upfield, open space in defense, ball gets centered, no defender is in sight, easy goal, this time for Benny Feilhaber. Time and again, time and again, and again, and again...

So that was in the 17th minute, and Metro did play better the rest of the half, but couldn't convert. Bradley Wright-Phillips has his shot saved twice, fired wide a couple of others, and then, in the dying seconds of a half, Sean Davis (starting for the suspended Felipe) hit the woodwork, with Connor Lade missing a wide-open followup...

Then, in the 60th, off a KC throw-in, Dom Dwyer made a fool of Chris Duvall, and made it 2:0. You know, it's not really fair to bag on Duvall here. He is a right back starting in central defense because the TEAM HAS NO CENTRAL DEFENDERS! Brilliant plan there, Mr. Curtis. Brilliant plan...

Metro had a chance to make it closer, when, in the 64, Ike Opara handled the ball in the box. Unfortunately, the snake-bitten Wright-Phillips had his penalty kick saved. The rest of the way, KC easily shut Metro down. (By the way, if someone can explain what Bradley's brother Shaun brings to the equation, don't hesitate.)

Five games, four shutouts, four losses... Your move, Mr. Curtis. Your move.

Lineup: Robles, Lade, Ouimette, Duvall, Zizzo, McCarty, Davis, Kljestan, Grella, Sam, Wright-Phillips. Subs: Abang, Wright-Phillips, Muyl.

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