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gopherguy13 wrote:


Gopher Hockey Rube wrote:


gopherguy13 wrote:


Agree with Twellman, I think we need a formation change after half. I think I’d take Wood off and bring on Cameron or someone who can sit in the midfield with Bradley. Then bring Dempsey on as a super sub.

I agree completely.

Just kidding. I have no clue what the hell you’re talking about, but I am enjoying the 3-0 score. :dup:

If you care, I’ll explain a bit, using my amateur tactical knowledge:

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This is the formation we had in the first half:

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A very wide formation, very conducive to attacking. This was essentially Bruce Arena coming out and saying: I think we can score goals against you. He was essentially betting here that we’d come out and attack confidently and get on the board early. He was right.

Problem is that we’re being stretched pretty far, and Panama is competent going forward. Bradley is playing a defensive midfield position, and he’s kind of out there all alone, because our other players are all basically attackers.

I’d like to see them switch to this in the second half:

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That allows for the two defensive midfielders to play off each other. It still allows for attacking, but it’s safer.

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Thanks for the info. When I coached my daughters 7 year old soccer team, because they had no one else, not because I knew anything about soccer, we didn’t get quite that involved. :lol: