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Fixing the NYCFC back line

Defense Josh Saunders Maxime Chanot Patrick Vieira

Fixing the NYCFC back line

When NYCFC brought in Maxime Chanot, it was a move designed to fix the major issue for this team: The back line. Despite being at the top of the table with 40 goals scored, NYCFC's goal differential is exactly zero. Some blame Josh Saunders, and there is some blame to go there. Saunders can be brilliant, as noted by three straight clean sheets earlier in the season. But he's also prone to a bad goal here and there. But with all the offensive firepower, the real concern is the performance of the back line. Chanot hasn't been here long enough...

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