I always enjoy the comments and positive overall vibe of this UA soccer forum. However, I'm a bit mystified by the lack of discussion on one topic: What the hell happened this season???
I attended a number of games and watched a couple of streams, but it was pretty apparent that this team didn't have it this year. It looked like we were turning the corner a bit (MAC record), but then the tournament was more of the same.
I don't count myself among the experts on this board, so I need some help here. Bad team chemistry? Lack of player leadership? Were we lacking players in certain positions? Are we lacking the "one and done" star recruits of the past? Did Harter mean that much to this team?
To start the year so highly ranked and finish with such a poor record and finish, were we grossly overrated? I admit that I did not see the level of talent depth that many on this board saw. I kept waiting for Coach to simply insert a guy off the bench and we would magically play better ball. It didn't happen.
Watching Zip soccer has been a really enjoyable experience for many years, but the 2019 team did not perform. Why?