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Stats are for the Red Bulls, scoreboard is not

photo by Matt Kremkau

by Daniel Feuerstein

The frustration is getting louder, and louder by the match for the Red Bulls as they once again cough up another three points and haven't won a game since March 18th, against the Columbus Crew on a comeback victory. While they are down to attacking midfielders Lewis Morgan & Luquinhas due to injury, you can plainly see in front of you that the club is working hard and creating chances.

Gerhard Struber inserted Wiki Carmona into the starting 11 and he was on fire to begin the match, another relentless attacking player was Cameron Harper who moved the ball up the left side of the pitch and found ways to enter the area and cross the ball to give his striker a chance at goal. Sadly those chances are thwarted by a bad shot or the goalkeeper making the save.

Even being a man up for the remaining 25 minutes or more, they couldn't muster a shot on goal, and right now everyone is scratching their heads wondering what will it take to fix these issues. After another round of 90 minutes on the road the Red Bulls walked back to their locker room and they are wondering what do they have to do, to convert a goal or two to give themselves a lead, and a win. 

The only time they scored first was on the road at Charlotte FC on March 25th, Since then it's been a comeback draw or dropping all three points because at the moment this is not good enough for a team who can't use injuries as an excuse anymore. Something has to go their way, and they need to make it happen because no one is going to allow them a free pass, unlike what Andres Reyes did for the second time this season with an own goal.

They had the advantage on possession, shots, total passes, passing accuracy, crosses, edging out Montreal in duels won, and expected goals, yet the only stat that has failed them currently is the scoreboard and even that is the worst stat of all right now. The score bug is glaring when you see the number zero right next to the name of the club.

When Choiniere converted the second Montreal goal, the eyes and the frustration of the supporters who were home watching the match or did travel to Stade Saputo for the game were looking for a shot of Gerhard Struber and we all know he is a marked man. A man who truly needs to get his act together and attempt to steer the sinking ship back to port to repair it and make it better again, or he's getting forced off the dock.

it's been a long time since this club has been playing with confidence and swagger, since the BWP days, and hopefully, it's not getting on these talented players, but somehow they need to improve and get out of the rut they are currently in. They need to make the scoreboard to match their statistical advantage, or they will be replacing Montreal at the bottom of the Eastern Conference because that match was the one they shouldn't have lost all three points in.


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