This is a game to focus on the takeaways, not the unflattering scoreline. Agree 100% that a rusty Tierney should not have started, that blew back on us in a big way. Goncalves was also rusty, and cost us a goal, but improved as the game went on. Soares, now... I think I'm done with him. Not a great defender, and his default is just to hoof the ball up the field. Barnes was actually our best defender tonight. I'd rather see him at CB than Soares. Shuttleworth, though he was a bit of a disaster on corners and free kicks, made four amazing saves in the second half. He's got world-class reflexes. Though his GAA is positively benthic at this point, it would be hard to say that a single one of the goals was his fault. Interesting to see if he gets the next start. I like the combination of Kobayashi and Caldwell. As suggested upthread, sitting Kobayashi a bit deeper might be the way to go. I really like the set of attacking players we have, with the obvious exception of Bengtsen. In the second half particularly, they were putting together some very effective combinations, and really pressuring the Houston defense. The scoreline suggests the Revs were just totally outclassed, but I didn't see it. They hit the post twice, Bengtsen missed a sitter, and a couple of other decent chances went awry. Bottom line: goalkeeping is not the problem, the attack is not the problem, but the back four and DM need to get sorted out pronto.