Gregg Berhalter spoke of accountability and change after last weeks 5-2 loss to Orlando SC. The result was a rare 2-1 road win against the Colorado Rapids Saturday night. In this weeks 6 thought box answer some of the major questions asked by crew fans
Fools (Black &) Gold
The crew SC played a very defensive Colorado team Saturday night. The rapids set up in a 4-5-1 and showed little desire to create in open play Likely because they did not want to be caught flat footed against Kamara and Ethan Finlay. So while the defense looked better (at times) Saturday night this may actually be a false positive. Once Colorado employed the high press, Columbus center backs looked rattled and unable to deal with it. Colorado was still able to get behind Tyson Wahl and Michael Parkhurst but a combination of poor attacking and Steve Clark standing on his head covered for mistakes. If Colorado had attacking players at the caliber of Toronto FC, NYCFC, or or Orlando SC (all teams that Columbus could see in knockout games) I'm not convinced the defense would have held up as well. This leads me to believe that the problems that plagued the defense all season have not been fixed despite the solid performance.