I get it, on paper this team does not look like its set itself up to succeed defensively. We've taken a lot of risks on players a little too young or a little too old, and as a whole have gone through too much turnover in personnel.
But even if you want to argue that we've been playing with house money, letting up goals hasn't been a major issue over the last few years. Even this season where the injury bug has bit especially hard, we currently have the 7th best defensive record in the league! 8th best in 2016, 6th best in 2015...
We rolled out 2/5 of our actual starting defense yesterday. Our goals conceded came through errors by Lade and Zizzo who should never see the field in a playoff game. I still can't figure out why so many people are turning this draw into a damnation of the entire season.
Turning THIS into a damnation of the entire season? Absolutely not. But these "random" losses that happen throughout each season all happen in a similar fashion and just help to remind us that the team has a glaring weakness that opponents will be game planning for in the big games. People always makes excuses for these performances saying $hit like "well 9 times out of 10 such and such goes our way so we'll be fine."
I remember watching the Philly open cup game a few seasons back and thinking "boy we really don't have a plan b if teams park the bus. That's gonna be a problem in the future." People thought I was crazy to look at one result and say that. Our season ended in disappointment.
KC is gonna pack it in for the open cup. They'll hit us on the counter and score goals.
Another team will do the same in the playoffs. Hell it will probably be the friggin blue team.