FC Cincinnati dropped its final match 2-1 at Inter Miami CF on Sunday with a goal from Joseph-Claude Gyau. This season didn’t go as planned and for the most part, was tough to watch. Thank you to everyone who joined me for the Player Ratings this year. It has been a tough year but I can’t wait to get back at it and see you all in 2021.
Check out Cincinnati Soccer Talk’s post-match report here for more details.
- Each player starts off with a 6 as a standard rating. Six signifies an “average performance” for the match.
- Players will receive additions or subtractions to their score based on individual moments and the overall team performance.
- We’ll look at multiple criteria such as statistics and the Audi Player Index (API), Who Scored, and Stats Zone to assess a player’s rating.
- A player may receive an N/A if they are subbed in/off before any quantifiable statistics are available.
Now onto the ratings:
GK – Spencer Richey: (5.5)
Hard to have many gripes about Richey’s performance. Both goals were put in tough spots for any keeper to stop.
RB – Zico Bailey: (5)
Bailey has a nice touch but has some way to go to improve as a regular contributor. He was unable to get into the attack for FC Cincinnati, and his defensive ability is questionable.
CB – Kick Hagglund: (5)
Hagglund improved his stock this season, and it will probably result in another season in Orange & Blue. Hagglund made several late tackles and even got forward for a pair of chances.
CB – Maikel van der Werff: (5.5)
Maikel van der Werff’s clearance found Mikey Ambrose on the first goal. Upon first watch I didn’t see much, but looking at it a second time, his distribution was incredible. He completed 85 of 92 passes and transitioned well to Kamohelo Mokotjo and Haris Medunjanin. His passing chart was all over the map. I felt like 2020 was a disappointing year for van der Werff and will be interested to see how he bounces back next season.
LB – Andrew Gutman: (5)
Wrong side of Leandro Gonzalez Pirez on the second goal. Unable to get into the attack much, completing just three passes in the attacking third.
CM – Kamohelo Mokotjo: (5.5)
Quiet performance on the video but he completed 85 of 89 passes.
CM – Haris Medunjanin: (5.5)
Middling performance on the night for Medunjanin. Felt like his main contributions came from set-pieces and corner kicks.
AM – Frankie Amaya: (5)
RW – Joseph-Claude Gyau: (6.5)
It might have been too late to earn Cincinnati Soccer Talk’s Goal of the Year, but Gyau’s strike in the 66th minute definitely would have earned consideration. After moving to right-back, Gyau went forward and after playing a nice in-and-out, he curled the ball just inside the left post from the top of the box.
ST – Jurgen Locadia: (4.5)
Poor performance in what was a poor season for Locadia. He was unable to get on the ball in the box and completed just 18 of 24 passes.
LW – Franko Kovacevic: (6.5)
It was a bright debut for the young attacker on loan from TSG Hoffenheim. Outside of Gyau, he was the only other player with offensive ideas. I’m not sure it makes sense to keep him for 2021 with the club’s current personnel situation. International slots need to be as close to a sure thing as possible, but Kovacevic’s performance at least has to make the club look at the move.
SUB- Siem de Jong (55th Minute): (4.5)
SUB- Brandon Vazquez (62nd Minute): (5.5)
Vazquez came in late but was unable to get on the ball often. He completed just four passes and failed to get off a shot.
SUB- Tommy McCabe (78th Minute): (N/A)
The young midfielder made his season debut late in the second half.