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I am glad to agree he's managed to be involved with most of our goals (BWP could easily have passed to him in a great position instead of shooting for the 1st goal v Olimpia + he was involved in both goals vs Tijuana) and had a couple of other chances which you note. But you have to also account for the numerous occasions on which he gave away the ball cheaply, where a better or more composed touch could have created a dangerous chance. The balance of positive vs negative plays so far this season is... not good.
 
I really like the kid and have his jersey. Hustle is very important, especially given our high pressing style. However, it's very difficult to adequately replace skill with hustle in a wide attacking position. Unfortunately, he reminds me of the way I play offensively in my rec leagues: a lot of effort which is often useful, but very little idea on how to beat people 1v1 (he showed a couple of flashes last year but nothing has stuck).
 
As a number of people have said, he's a great guy to have on the roster but he really shouldn't be our no. 2 starting winger as this point. Coming off the bench to harry tired defenders or protect the lead, sure. Spot starts in a congested schedule, definitely. Every day starting winger, no way.

Perfectly said in my opinion.



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Yea, I agree with other posters. Muyl is a good squad player, but just doesn't have the quality to play such a prominent role. I like his commitment to the press/counter-press, and one of the reasons he always is in the thick of it, is his willingness to follow instructions. If he had a bit more quality with his touch and final ball, he would be a heck of a player. 



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Maybe that is an indictment of our other back ups. Maybe they look flashier, but failed to produce what Muyl does. We have good coaches, they must see things that we are not seeing.

 

I mean I'm clearly undervaluing what he brings defensively, I just don't think its too crazy to expect a guy to run his ass off while also offering something offensively. And with the influx of TAM we should be able to afford that.



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I am glad to agree he's managed to be involved with most of our goals (BWP could easily have passed to him in a great position instead of shooting for the 1st goal v Olimpia + he was involved in both goals vs Tijuana) and had a couple of other chances which you note. But you have to also account for the numerous occasions on which he gave away the ball cheaply, where a better or more composed touch could have created a dangerous chance. The balance of positive vs negative plays so far this season is... not good.
 
I really like the kid and have his jersey. Hustle is very important, especially given our high pressing style. However, it's very difficult to adequately replace skill with hustle in a wide attacking position. Unfortunately, he reminds me of the way I play offensively in my rec leagues: a lot of effort which is often useful, but very little idea on how to beat people 1v1 (he showed a couple of flashes last year but nothing has stuck).
 
As a number of people have said, he's a great guy to have on the roster but he really shouldn't be our no. 2 starting winger as this point. Coming off the bench to harry tired defenders or protect the lead, sure. Spot starts in a congested schedule, definitely. Every day starting winger, no way.

Even from the bench you would like someone with a bit more skill. Maybe 2nd/3d midfielder off the bench, but not the #1 option.



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I just think he's a young guy, who spent most of his early professional development focused on learning our press.    He started to show more 1 v1 skills late last season, and he certainly did well with the offensive opportunities in pre-season.    He's got plenty of upside and as he's given the chance to do more than just press, he will develop those skills.


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his manbun game is on point



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if the team wasn't so "All In" about the high press, he'd have less minutes, easily. 


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Does Muyl really force that many turnovers with his pressing? Hes definitely a pain in the oppositions ass when hes out there, even if the attack dies every time he gets a touch on the ball.

When Kaku starts starting, the question is going to be does he push Davis or Muyl to the bench? Personally, Id rather Davis start and have Muyl come off the bench as a defensive sub, pressing against tired legs.

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Does Muyl really force that many turnovers with his pressing? Hes definitely a pain in the oppositions ass when hes out there, even if the attack dies every time he gets a touch on the ball.

When Kaku starts starting, the question is going to be does he push Davis or Muyl to the bench? Personally, Id rather Davis start and have Muyl come off the bench as a defensive sub, pressing against tired legs.


Davis has looked good.

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i think Davis stays in and Royer and Kaku are on the wings. obv based on 30 mins, i don't know how good of a defender Kaku is, if he is at all. 


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Muyl is really good at becoming a meme on /r/MLS

 

https://imgur.com/a/1EI1b

 

https://i.imgflip.com/26c3wl.jpg

 

https://www.reddit.c...juana/?sort=top


Frankly, since I am merely a fan and a not a fancy American soccer writer, I'm going to congratulate Wright-Phillips on a well hit goal. If I was an American soccer writer, I'd claim that the recently retired Henry was wearing an invisibility cloak and carried the ball into the net for the obviously unskilled Wright-Phillips.

If you scan YouTube looking for Bradley Wright-Phillips, youll find numerous goal compilations, a few interviews and, eventually, an excerpt from the grime mixtape series Lord of the Mics.

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