A Moment of Silence

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April 8, 2016 was the date.  Chester, Pennsylvania was the setting.  Antonio Nocerino returned to the Orlando City starting XI, yet made as much of a contribution against the Union as he had after getting pulled from the 4-1 thumping of Portland.

With Shea and Larin out, and Higuita a late scratch, many may have looked at Nocerino's ineffectiveness as a major culprit for the lack of creativity in the final third.  He wasn't brought in to be a world beater or even the #2 or #3 guy.  He has talent and, as witnessed recently when he was shown on camera imploring Larin to be aggressive, a willingness to perform.  He just hasn't.

Nocerino shown here during OCSC's match against Philadelphia Union April 8, 2016

Nocerino shown here during OCSC's match against Philadelphia Union April 8, 2016

Toni, you'd do well to tighten up sooner rather than later because if there's one thing history tells us, it's a player can find himself cut loose with little to no reason.  Don't be the guy that finds out on Twitter. 

If worse comes to worst, they're hiring at the Orlando Eye.  Keep that in mind.