Not the players. Ray had all this information in front of him but failed to use it: -he knew that we had trouble scoring yet when Moreno pulled up lame he inserted a second d-mid in his place. That second d-mid (ITT, then Lazo) did their job (being a d-mid) but we needed someone to support Q2 at forward. Olsen didn't do that cause he's got a midfielders mentality. When ITT went down, Ray could have corrected the situation by inserting Lassiter or Curtis, players that he signed. Sure those two forwards suck but so did Moreno last week and even with a very off-form Jaime we created several great opportunities. Just by their forward presence Roy or Ali paired with Q2 would have been a distraction for the metros defense. But he didn't play with two forwards- really he played a 361 using three d-mids- and what we saw was a continuation of the scoreless streak where we see midfielders trying to dribble through a set defense unsuccessfully. It hadn't worked all year and-guess what? it didn't work again!!!!! -he knew that we needed two real wingers who could pass the ball to spread the metros defense but he moved Olsen out of position. This created the situation that we've seen in all of our games this year until the Quakes game where our offense lists to the left and Convey. Invariably the opposing defense adjusts to shut down Convey, leaving acres of space on our right that we don't take advantage of because we have no one out there who can. In the metros game we repeatedly saw Williams (the first half) and Lazo (second half) run into that space but, again, Ray was asking d-mids to play out of character and we've seen all season that this doesn't work. Ray was too cute having Olsen play "forward". It backfired. What a suprise. Credit Hudson for having the players give their all yesterday. They really tried. they knew the importance of needing to score and win. Towards the end of the game we had Reyes going forward, we had Pope going forward, we had Prideaux going forward and thus our defense finally got exposed for their score. We played right into their hands. Blame Hudson for having the tactical awareness of a hedgehog. Rongen would have done better.