Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A quick thought on TFC's 0-0 at Cruz Azul

First things first, you have to complement the club on gaining 4 points on the road which is very difficult given the team's history with away fixtures.

However I'm not so pleased with the performance by TFC. Granted they were playing at altitude in Mexico City against the group leaders, but the inability to even retain a small bit of possession became irksome during the match. The broadcast made it seem like TFC produced a heroic defensive display against the Mexican side, and it is true to a certain extent. The defense was very good, but it was forced to be the main focus as neither the up front players nor the midfielders could hold on the the ball for more than a few seconds.

At points it seemed that it was inevitable that Azul would find a winner as they were all over them, even after being down a man. Although this seems to be a case where the opposition played down to the level of its competition. Azul had several chances to finish the game, but either they squandered it or the back four swept the chance away.

I know a week and two matches will not be enough to assess the squad's new leadership, Nick Dasovic has a lot of work to do before TFC play again this weekend against San Jose....Which of course is another must win.


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