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Nick Cushing believes NYCFC deserved extra in 1-0 defeat to FC Cincinnati


New York Metropolis FC head coach Nick Cushing believed that his workforce “ought to have gotten one thing” of their 1-0 defeat to FC Cincinnati.

It has been a tough begin to the season for Cushing and NYCFC with only one win in 5 video games performed. Whereas it could have been an improved efficiency from the Boys in Blue final weekend in opposition to the reigning Supporters’ Defend champions, Cushing’s seat is unquestionably beginning to heat up quick in a results-driven enterprise.

The field rating additionally exhibits that NYCFC have been solely higher than Cincinnati in possession with 54%. Exterior of that, the hosts outmatched the guests in xG, photographs, and photographs on course – which may’t actually be disputed when your workforce has misplaced 4 out of their 5 video games to start out the season.

“I’ve mentioned this all alongside. I do know the spirit and the need the group has, and I do know the standard stage that’s bettering and nearly the extent that the workforce can convey,” Cushing mentioned.

“We got here right here (TQL Stadium) final yr, and we have been properly overwhelmed, and we got here not getting something tonight – (we) might have gotten one thing or ought to have gotten one thing. We’ll work by means of that. You already know, we’ll work by means of whether or not we might have gotten one thing or whether or not we undoubtedly ought to have. We’ll look by means of the video, we’ll look by means of the tape.”

Despite the fact that Cushing, who has one MLS Cup and Campeones Cup to his title with NYCFC, is little doubt below tons of strain, he was nonetheless pleased with how his workforce fought regardless of lacking a number of gamers on this month’s worldwide window.

“I could not be (extra) pleased with the blokes. We play by means of a world window the place we lose six of our guys. We lose two guys which might be essential to us once we’re (already) skinny. We now have no (actual) acknowledged striker on the roster at present to select from. So to return to a tough place like this and take the sport and be within the recreation (all the way in which) to the top, I believe it is a testomony to the place we’re in our course of. That we got here off the sphere at present and within the locker room, the gamers, they’re dissatisfied that we did not get one thing at present as a result of we have been within the recreation and (it was) shut,” he mentioned.

Cushing nonetheless stood firmly although in his assertion that NYCFC ought to’ve taken one thing from the competition in opposition to the Orange and Blue.

“We’re dissatisfied we did not get something and in the end we’ve got to determine whether or not we must always have gotten one thing or whether or not we might have, and I believe we must always have gotten one thing as a result of we had two or three actually beauty,” mentioned Cushing.

The Boys in Blue will hope to vary their fortunes and get again within the win column after they tackle Inter Miami this Saturday at Chase Stadium.