“Knee-Jerk Reactions” is Hudson River Blue’s series of what we were thinking throughout the match. These were our unfiltered thoughts as they played out in real time — no editing, no revisions. Just raw, pure emotion.
Here were my reactions to New York City FC’s 2-1 loss to Minnesota United:
3’: Decent opportunity there. Good play by Ring
6’: Schuller-v-Ring should be a fun midfield battle to watch
14’: Decent attempt from Taty
18’: Ofori has looked really good so far. He had that one bad giveaway early, but has more than made up for it
24’: Not even a look for violent contact on that elbow?
27’: Close, but close doesn’t count
29’: Wake up!
33’: That should be a penalty!
36’: This sucks
45’+1: Gonna be one of those games where I’m counting the moments until it’s over.
51’: (snoring sounds)
56’: That was actually a decent cross. Sucks that this team doesn’t know how to score.
60’: Where was this intensity in the first half?
63’: C’mon, Ofori!
67’: I can’t with this ref
73’: “I know exactly what this team needs! Let’s put in Rodney Wallace! You know, the guy who hasn’t scored since last May.”
76’: Minnesota going down a man can’t hurt, I guess
87’: This team is rough to watch. Nothing is going right. Outside of the Chicago game, we look like one of the worst teams in the league.
90’+1: Meaningless goal. But hey, at least we can hold that goal-scoring drought over Wallace’s head anymore.
FT: (laughs in Vieira)