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Over under .7 goal.

What you got?

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DC are terrible, should be 3 points especially at home. Although the lineup was reportedly a 4-2-3-1 vs NE, it wound up looking more like the usual 4-4-2 with Kaku playing next to Barlow.

Royer-Kaku
Fernandez-Davis-CCJ-Valot
Pendant-Tarek-Long-Duncan
Meara

Does Parkers RC get rescinded, is Pendant healthy enough to play, does CCJ get a rest and Rzatkowski or Valot play next to Davis. Omir should get another start, but you really never know.

I personally wouldnt bring Royer back into the XI, but theres no chance Armas doesnt. Plus there really arent any better options at striker at least until Tetteh is ready unless Jørgensen is going to get a start, but that doesnt seem likely.

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DC are terrible, should be 3 points especially at home. Although the lineup was reportedly a 4-2-3-1 vs NE, it wound up looking more like the usual 4-4-2 with Kaku playing next to Barlow.

I personally wouldnt bring Royer back into the XI, but theres no chance Armas doesnt.

A 4-4-2 or 4-2-2-2 with Kaku as one fo the forwards still puts him in a position where he is comfortable and effective, the central area of the pitch.

 

Royer is a warrior and has been our best goal scorer since BWP's injury last year.  Not a natural forward, but better than our other current options, assuming Tetteh isn't available.  And if Tetteh is available, Royer has to start as an attacking mid or winger, depending on the formation.



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A 4-4-2 or 4-2-2-2 with Kaku as one fo the forwards still puts him in a position where he is comfortable and effective, the central area of the pitch.


Agreed.

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Think Kaku will start with the first team (whoever that is) or is Armas still keeping our top player in the dog house?


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I feel like he couldnt possibly watch the way Kaku player and sit him. But its Armas, who knows. I will say, he did the same thing to Parker in Orlando and it worked out (sorta). Parker looks a lot better minus the complete BS red card. Now Kaku sat a couple games and looked good last night. Hopefully out of the dog house

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When you're a coach, you focus on tactics and rotation.   Armas is seemingly incapable of tactical thought, so he spends all his brainpower on rotation.   That's why we see him overthinking things and resting Kaku unnecessarily, and similar other stuff.  


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When you're a coach, you focus on tactics and rotation.   Armas is seemingly incapable of tactical thought, so he spends all his brainpower on rotation.   That's why we see him overthinking things and resting Kaku unnecessarily, and similar other stuff.  

You're also focused on managing players. We don't know most of what goes on behind the scenes. It's possible he feels Kaku wasn't putting in the work in training and wanted to light a fire under him. For all we know, his tactics worked and that's why Kaku was playing well.

 

It would be nice to have some sort of media presence that could ask questions like this. 



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It would be nice to have some sort of media presence that could ask questions like this. 


Would they somehow extract candid answers?

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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You're also focused on managing players. We don't know most of what goes on behind the scenes. It's possible he feels Kaku wasn't putting in the work in training and wanted to light a fire under him. For all we know, his tactics worked and that's why Kaku was playing well.
 
It would be nice to have some sort of media presence that could ask questions like this. 

Armas has had issues with Murillo, he had issues with Kaku last year. At some point Armas has to be able to get through to these guys without benching them.

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I would not hate rotating and having Kaku as 2nd half sub since we get 5. Keep him fresher for Philly and then DC 

but heck not like he has lots of miles on his legs this season and we look soooooo much better with him playing. 

 

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Royer--------Omir-------Stroud       Kaku - Mines

-------------Davis------ Valot         CCJ   RZA

Pendant / Duncan    Tarek Long   Duncan /Egbo


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Omir has been very insistent, would be interesting if he could put a few solid games together. Mines' last game was a bit of a surprise. Stats were not great in USL last year, though I didn't see him play, but maybe he improved as he just turned 20. Would be interesting if what we saw yesterday was new and improved Mines or just an aberration. And I definitely want to see Jorgey play 45 or more mins. Wharlow just haven't produced, and Jorgey  looked OK last time, had a statistically good USL season last  year at just 18 years of age.



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Mines' last game was a bit of a surprise. Stats were not great in USL last year, though I didn't see him play, but maybe he improved as he just turned 20. Would be interesting if what we saw yesterday was new and improved Mines or just an aberration.

Mines looked and played like he hit the gym in the offseason. Maybe thats the difference.

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Mines looked and played like he hit the gym in the offseason. Maybe thats the difference.

definately.  kid looked like he added muscle and some attitude.  He was less mix diskarud and more josh sims.  


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