Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ugly tactical incompetence, lack of creativity and skill, shocking lack of pride - Chivas USA -1 Toronto Effing Crap - 0

Osorio was robbed, too many team-mates were criminal
Shame, shame is what I feel today.When the worst team in the league, a Chivas USA team without a win in months, goes down to 10 men in the first half and they still manage to beat you, that means you are clearly the worst team in the MLS. I believe in supporting your team through thick and thin, but right now I think they should get an earful when the take the field on Saturday.

Before my tirade reaches fever pitch, allow me to list my positives.

1. Laba and Caldwell contributed (yes, Caldwell did deflect the shot that went in behind him, but bad defending by a host of others had allowed Torres to waltz into that sweet spot).

2. Bendik was not at fault on the Chivas goal and played a good game.

3. Osorio created all of TFC's true chances. Convey put out an effort and deserves honourable mention.

I am sorry, but Ashtone Morgan and Kyle Bekker just played themselves off the field and do not deserve to sit on the TFC bench. Perhaps I could go as far as saying they do not deserve to be on a MLS pitch for the forseeable future. Richard Eckersley was horrible. All week TFC fans have been concerned that players are being let go before replacements have been secured. Then the team plays a game where, instead of seizing their opportunity to show their worth, Morgan, Bekker and Eckersley make a convincing argument that a few more should be loaned to the Ukraine. Morgan and Bekker might be suffering from lack of playing time. Loan them to wherever they are going to get playing time and coaching.

In extra time it was clear that Osorio had been fouled in the box and the ref made no call. Yet, I am still furious at TFC, they knew that they could not depend on the ref when he pulled out that too-quick red on Avila in the first half. Or when he yellow carded Braun for being out of the play. Why is Justin Braun always out of the play? Was it a gesture of fairness that Nelsen put on Braun for the second half? Chivas had been given an unjust red card, so play Braun to make the teams even?
This team lacks creative attacking skills and tactics.
This team lacks pride and cohesion.
This team lacks coaching.
This team deserves to struggle to attract quality players to play for them.

See you Saturday.

1 comment:

BLOGGER222 said...

I can understand your discouragement, your anger and your disappointment. Incompetence is something people learn when the opportunity to learn professionalism is either not present or, if so, simply isn't taken advantage of (an example of incompetence in itself.)

The desire to be professional comes from experiencing it in others; wanting to be like them. But learning to be a professional shouldn't be a burden to other who already are. Those others should'nt have to carry the buden imposed on them by slackers, and yet they will do so simply because that's what a "professional" does; he takes on the responsibility of making his team a winner.

Incompetence seems to be becoming imbedded in the whole of our culture; in the whole of our society. It's the primary reason why society is in the process of collapse. There is no stopping it. Once the destruction of society is complete, we can begin the work of rebuilding it by establishing professionalism in all walks of life as the primary goal. It's the only way.