I don’t have much to say about Friday’s ugly loss. Kerr’s red card threw the team completely out of sync, and they were never really able to recover. I give the Hounds credit for trying to play aggressive while a man down instead of bunkering. However by the end of the game their attempts to whip it up the field as quick as possible as getting ugly to watch. Steffens talks about playing a strong possession based system, and when they’ve done it this season they’ve looked really good. Unfortunately with the way the match unfolded it wasn’t happening.
With the game on a Friday night we had a nice long weekend to digest the loss and get it through our system. There’s still time to right the ship after this rocky start. It’s a long season with 27 games to go. The Hounds won’t have too long to dwell on it with a tough pair of road games this week. The Hounds are in Louisville Wednesday night to take on the current Eastern Conference leaders. Kick off at 7:30 pm on ESPN3 again. On Saturday the Hounds are in Charleston to take on the Battery. Kick off is also at 7:30 pm, and is back on YouTube.