Frustrating, humiliating, horrible, pathetic, atrocious, hideous, embarrassing…
And those are the words I can use in front of my daughter.
This was one of the trips that the supporters group made this year. I almost went along and Saturday afternoon I was really regretting not going. By the end of the match I was extremely glad I did not go after all. From all reports and from the broadcast (which did not go well by the way) it looked as if the only Kansas City group that showed up and gave a good effort for the full 90 was the traveling supporters. I have to give a ton of credit to those fans because I do not know if I could have kept up the support down 6-0.
I think for the first time, a Coach Onalfo led team quit on him. I do not know what is going on but the team did not play well. The team has put together very few good performances this year. San Jose that few people saw because of the weather, Real Salt Lake away and New England at home were the only good performances that jump to mind.
Losses and ties at home are often attributed to playing on the small field at CAB. The size of the field makes it “hard to play the Wizards style” or the small field makes for un-predictable results or the visiting teams have learned how to play on that field now. Well I sure as heck wish the Wizards would learn to play on that field. Playing on larger fields does not seem to be helping either.
The last outright win was June 13th against a man down New England team. The only other “win” in the last two months was June 30th in the Open Cup against the Minnesota Thunder. While there may have been some questionable calls go against KC, the Wizards still had to rely on Boris Pardo to come up big in PK’s against a bad USL team.
I do not know how much pressure is on Coach Onalfo from the Wizards but I do know that fans are becoming increasingly restless. Read the fan forums and you will see each week more people jumping on the “CO must Go” bandwagon. I am not ready to jump on it yet, but something does need to change and it needs to happen soon.
In the press conference the other day, Coach took a jab at the media saying they will only be writing about how far down the standings the team is and won’t be looking at the fact that they will have 3 games in hand. Well Coach, maybe I am not normal media (I hope not), but I do look at the standings and I also look at the number of games played.I am also pretty good with math most of the time. It is great to have those 3 games in hand but if you are more than 9 points out of a playoff spot it does no good to have any games in hand. Even if you are in reach of that playoff spot it has to be proven that the team can win games to get those points.
Since it is so much in the conversation of fans right now, I will write another post where I give my opinion on the coaching staff and the technical director.