Utter shambles in DC*By: Felegy | August 14th, 2011
Ugh. That was a horrible, morale-sucking loss. Maybe our worst. Certainly the worst by the scoreline and opponent. But we’ve had a few bad, bad games this season. Was this the worst? You tell me:
I’ll spare you the highlights. Or if you do watch them, turn down the audio. Craig MacEwen is difficult to listen to. Doesn’t seem to understand the game that well.
Not sure what to write, to be honest. Martin Rennie cannot come soon enough. The game was an utter failure of coaching. Soehn persists with his ridiculous team selection and positioning.
Down two goals, Soehn pulled off DeMerit (he’s returning from injury) for Chiumiento, moved left back Jordan Harvey to the centre, moved right back Leathers to the left and moved central midfielder Thorrington to right back. What? Shockers, it didn’t work.
Then, when Thorrington needed to come off (he’s also returning from injury), Soehn put Brovsky in at right back, even though he was very poor there earlier this season. And surprise, surprise, DC immediately get a goal and create an impossible-to-miss chance down our right side, then Brovsky misplays his check and allows another goal.
Soehn knew that DeMerit would have to come out of the game, yet didn’t dress Janicki as a replacement. Instead, Harvey fills in. Harvey had a poor game at centre last time he filled in. And if he knew he was going to move Leathers over to the left, why not dress a right back to come in? Knight didn’t dress either. Instead we had Duckett, who isn’t at all ready for MLS, and Brovsky as our defensive back-ups. Shoddy.
In his post-match comments, Soehn said he was disappointed in the team. We can’t wait until Rennie arrives and brings some order to the team and Soehn can go back to scouting and such, which he seems to be good at (Rochat, Hassli, etc).
* or wherever DC play. Probably New Jersey, if I understand eastern professional sports properly.