For positives, the defense was solid for the most part, even fwhen Besler and Collin were left with heavy responsibilities as the full backs attacked and threw defensive duties out the window.
On the other side of things, Sporting Kansas City looked terrible on offense. Once again, they kept possession but lacked creativity and the final pass in the final third. Kamara, Bunbury, and Bravo--the starting threesome up top--practically made no genuine effect on the game. And that's exactly what you'd expect such a dynamic group of players to do. They're all so individually talented, but they haven't quite developed much chemistry as of yet.
Another thing I noticed over time this season, and most notably during the home opener, is that the main reason Bravo hasn't had much effect offensively is because the rest of the attacking players aren't providing for him properly. Omar is a player who wants the ball played to his feet, so that he has exact control on where the ball goes next. He doesn't want a hard-to-control ball rocketed at him from the outside, and at this point I understand why he's unhappy more than the rest of SKC's offense.
- Passing and control in the midfield
- Dependable and consistent centerbacks
- Offensive creativity
- Offensive chemistry
Myers-6 Collin-8 Besler-8 Harrington-6
Zusi-8 Sassano-6 Arnaud-7
Kamara-6 Bunbury-6 Bravo-7
Man of the Match: Zusi
Overall Team Rating: 6