“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 1-1 draw against D.C. United:
2’: I see you, Wayne Rooney
3’: Amagat still has that class forward distribution, I see (sarcasm)
11’: It’s good to see Sands starting. If only we could somehow convince Domé to give Lewis a shot
21’: I really hope this isn’t a repeat of Wednesday
25’: James Sands has fouled Rooney... and gotten away with it!
38’: That wasn’t a foul. We should be up 1-0 right now
45’+3: We should be up. But, you know, whatever...
51’: I honestly have no idea what was just called
58’: WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED!?
64’: Just throw in the towel at this point.
68’: We. Can’t. Score.
71’: Where’s Lewis? Please, something needs to happen
77’: Just like last week, I have lost all care for this game.
81’: Bye, Amagat. Stay away, please.
85’: FINALLY! Can we please win now?
90’+3: Firstly, that sucked. Second, we should have been given another minute of stoppage time due to Acosta’s snail walk off the pitch. But whatever. This is trash.