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Ah, ok, so it was just overthinking it in general.  Maybe it would have worked with Lawrence...From the way the other 3 guys on defense played, it seemed like him being out was a psychological blow, but who knows really.

Specific game plan to address ATL style change.
Much more problematic were 2 defenders having worst game of season . Also our beatdown of ATL. In Sep caused them to change style and was very motivating to them.
Would have preferred to go down swinging but understand rationale. Doesnt help we crumbled after goal 2 and lost our minds
Needed a Almirone type to change the game.

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Specific game plan to address ATL style change.
Much more problematic were 2 defenders having worst game of season . Also our beatdown of ATL. In Sep caused them to change style and was very motivating to them.
Would have preferred to go down swinging but understand rationale. Doesnt help we crumbled after goal 2 and lost our minds
Needed a Almirone type to change the game.

 

There were some bad individual performances but imo the more glaring issue was that nobody had a good game, and when that's the case you look at the coach. This wasn't just a small adjustment to counter an opponent, Armas rolled out a game plan that was so polar opposite to how the team has played for 5 straight years that it was unfair to even ask them to try it. We were under siege from the opening whistle of that game in ATL, well before their first goal went in.

 

Another big time attacker would be fantastic, and I'm still glad to see what Armas can do in his sophomore season. But this team was good enough to win this year and Armas bottled it. 






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