After watching the last five games, I don't know the answer but am leaning towards a change. They've looked good in the last three road games. At Chicago, they were unlucky that Herron hit the keeper from 3 yards out. At Dallas, they stopped playing after 75 minutes and ruined a solid effort. At Houston they held a one-goal lead and could have been up a couple before allowing the late tying goal. But the last two home games have been games where they just haven't shown up. Tactics - we're back to the predictable route 1 ball to Moreno. At times he gets the call, mostly he doesn't. Our possession is horrible and today's game saw Colorado dominating us for large stretches at a time. We had three solid chances and Gaven was unlucky to hit the top of the net besides scoring once while Thomas should be shot after that miss. But the tactics that are creating three chances in a huge home game, some even say a must win game, leave lots to be desired. Substitutions (tactics, part II) - huge home game, you keep a sub on the bench in 90 degree weather. You bring in THOMAS ahead of Rogers and Herron. Colorado is pushing forward and you have pure speed in Rogers and he doesn't get into the match. Why the obsession by Schmid for certain players (Szetela, Thomas) that have no interest in playing here or are mostly injured and really suck bad when they can perform on the field? Jacob's first two touches were a dribble into Prideaux losing an obvious counter opportunity and then missing the open net on Moreno's shot off the post. The Rapids goal came after Thomas blasted it out of bounds over GBS' head on a field switch when Gaven was wide open with an easier completion to be made. Roster/personnel moves - the good news: GBS, Moreno. The bad news: not enough movement. All but one other team has at least a 5-goal scorer, and a few have 2-4 of them, while we are tied with RSL with no one at 5 goals scored this season. EJ has 6 GAME-WINNING goals all by himself at KC. How can all teams, even RSL, continue to find players and we have found ONE all season long? We have two Brazilians and an Argentine on our roster. Don't they have friends at home that can guide us to players like Espindola or Mantilla at RSL? We have a DP slot in our pocket and have no intention of using it. Dallas doesn't seem to have any problems finding players either so it can't be a HSG issue. Heart - with the exception of a couple of players, the rest seem to be mailing it in. These are professionals but they seem not to care. Lets just kick it upfield instead of trying to get an attack going. Who cares if the other team scores. Oughton, Moreno, GBS and a few others seem to care; others don't. Skills/player development - is this even something that we should expect from the players in Crew colors? Do we know how to make a few passes in a row - and passing along the back doesn't count? Can we trap the ball without it bouncing five yards away (Miglioranzi being one of the exceptions here)? Can we hit the target consistently? Can we anticipate on the offensive end? Do we know that when someone is going wide and is about to cross, the odds increase when you go better than 1v4 in front of the opposing keeper - that being when we actually cross IN FRONT of goal? Maybe I'm just too damn frustrated. Instead of an enjoyable afternoon I ended with sunburn and nausea - from watching that old brand of football on our field once again. Maybe I just need to go drinking!