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So what? Goal from an inch away counts the same as a goal from 40 yards away. Might be a reach to interpret anything from one goal outside the box for LAFC.

Being a credible threat from distance forces the defense to open up and creates more opportunities in close.   It contributes to the success teams have had parking the bus on us.


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and what ever happened to our proficiency on corners. We used to in 2015/16 have legit chances that seem to have evaporate like a high press in Orlando in July......


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Being a credible threat from distance forces the defense to open up and creates more opportunities in close.   It contributes to the success teams have had parking the bus on us.


You don't even have to score from distance that often for it to work either. The occasional goal and some close efforts is enough to make the defender think for a half-second longer than they otherwise would. That hesitation can lead to an open effort from distance or a slotted pass to someone making a run past a stagnant defender.

It's weird that this team has been so collectively limited from distance when the inability to break down a packed-in defense is so obvious.

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You don't even have to score from distance that often for it to work either. The occasional goal and some close efforts is enough to make the defender think for a half-second longer than they otherwise would. That hesitation can lead to an open effort from distance or a slotted pass to someone making a run past a stagnant defender.

I have noticed a meaningful increase in attempts from distance, but they mostly go right into a defender or go nowhere close to being on goal.   


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