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The post needs to start and play 90 mins


the post is up for it all game, every game

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I'd like to see what this lineup could do. Etienne is less of a running-onto-the-ball winger than he is a playmaker, and hes built more for the middle of the field than Kaku.

 

---------White-------

Royer--DE7--Kaku

-----RZA-CCJ-------



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I'd like to see what this lineup could do. Etienne is less of a running-onto-the-ball winger than he is a playmaker, and hes built more for the middle of the field than Kaku.

 

---------White-------

Royer--DE7--Kaku

-----RZA-CCJ-------

I don't see the point of doing that.  Going by the stats on this site, statistically Etienne hasn't done as much as Omir and even Ivan.  If you're going to try something different with those 3 midfielders, then go with Omir at that middle spot.

 

Personally, I'd play Rza at that spot.  Not because he's some great passer or anything, but because he causes issues with his defense.  I wish I could see the results when he plays higher up the field, but it almost always feels like the team plays better. 

 

Plus Davis and CCJ are just a better combo together.  CCJ is a ball winner and should be on the field.  



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I'd like to see what this lineup could do. Etienne is less of a running-onto-the-ball winger than he is a playmaker, and hes built more for the middle of the field than Kaku.

 

---------White-------

Royer--DE7--Kaku

-----RZA-CCJ-------

I'm not sure where you get the central playmaker thing with DE7, and Kaku would tell you in no certain terms he prefers the middle of the field.   His vision is incredible, and putting him over to one side cuts his passing options in half.

 

I like Omir alot on the field combining with CCJ, but he's got to stay on his feet to be effective.


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Between Royer and Kaku, Royer will pretty much stay on the left, cuz he has the cutting in or taking it to the end line as his options. Kaku seems to have a free role to be anywhere in the attacking half, provided he pressures the ball. 

 

Why not this? Didn't they trot this out in the 2nd half? 

 

Royer-Rza-Kaku

Casseres-Davis

 

Kaku, on the right in a starting XI graphic, will pretty much be anywhere, it's only Royer and Rza less so to be "anchored" to a certain part of the field. WIth having this 5 out there and Muyl out with a groin injury, wing depth isn't a problem. However, it means if any of the CMs go down, it means Beze is the only cover, and Koffi isn't ready for 1st team ball, yet. 

 

Also, historically, Kaku was a player predominantly used on the flank, mostly on the left, with more than several apps at RM/W. it's been here where he's mostly been played centrally.


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I'm not sure where you get the central playmaker thing with DE7, and Kaku would tell you in no certain terms he prefers the middle of the field.   His vision is incredible, and putting him over to one side cuts his passing options in half.

 

I like Omir alot on the field combining with CCJ, but he's got to stay on his feet to be effective.

Watch Ben Mine's goal last year, the shield winning goal he scored, his goal v orlando. All happened when he was central. He is more comfortable with the ball at his foot, heads up looking for passes, than running onto it in space. Could see it with Haiti at the Gold Cup I thought.

 

The stats I'm most curious about with DE are the team's overall chance creation when he's on the field. To my eye our xG is always higher when he's playing, even if his numbers arent there (yet?).



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Last year, and parts of this year, Etienne Jr. came on only as a late sub protecting a lead, which meant "take the ball to the corner and dont get fancy".

I was happy that we gave him the past few matches to try and make it happen with us and really prove himself, but he has struggled to earn a starting spot over a healthy Muyl (who is also hot or cold). He had a chance, and didn't make the most of it. That being said, he had been used mostly as a left wing, not on the right side, which is why I think he does look better when he moves more centrally.

I'd still like to see Murillo out wide right with less defensive duties other than to help Buckmaster out. His 1v1 is one of the best on the team and his crosses are usually well placed. However most of the balls that he shoots end up in outer space, so we lose a right wing with a scoring touch.
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Rossi and Vega may destroy our back line...why can't we get players like this ?



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Rossi and Vega may destroy our back line...why can't we get players like this ?

Hopefully the D uses this as a significant challenge and STEPS IT UP.  

In the past we have had good results against top level teams and strikers - Zlatan Rooney Drogba etc.  Hope the same this week.


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Rossi and Vega may destroy our back line...why can't we get players like this ?


Because Hamlett is our technical director. Hes completely inept.

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Rossi and Vega may destroy our back line...why can't we get players like this ?

They have VeGa and VeLa - now we are gonners.

 

Seriously need to be adding players AND need the D to get back to the players they were in 2018.


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Because Hamlett is our technical director. Hes completely inept.

LAFC's payroll is also double ours and Vela makes nearly as much as our entire club. 



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we should have Sims meet us in LA a la Parker v TIjuana.  

 

start DE7 if healthy on the wing with Murillo behind him.  Any Myul updates?


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