“Tactical” Analysis: Minnesota 3-0 Away Win Over Ft. Lauderdale

With a 2 day old, my stamina for writing is limited, so I’m not going to get too into the tactical considerations of the game.  Expect for a while shorter posts as life readjusts to having a new member of our family.  In order to maintain my sanity, these are going to be quick hits.

Back to the Old 4-2-3-1

A very familiar formation was trotted out by Minnesota, with the team lining up in their old 4-2-3-1, with Watson and Mendes out wide.  Manny Lagos must not have liked the formations he played in the Open Cup or the July 4th Friendly. 

Davis was great coming up

Attacking fullbacks are exciting.  They push forward, creating match-up problems for the defense.  Davis had a great game attacking up the left hand side.

Miguel Ibarra had a great second half

Yep.  great half.

New subs

Omar Daley is still getting sub minutes, and Polak was a new sub for us up front, although he didn’t really bring much for the offense.  Finally, Manny made a very defensive substitution, bringing in Brian Kallman for Ibarra.  In the spring, all the subs were very one for one substitution, with little change for the formation of the team.  Brian Kallman was sent in to help keep the 3-0 victory intact.

Next Games

Minnesota has a game against the Carolina Railhawks this Thursday, which should be a great game, with the Railhawks looking to rebound from a loss to Indy Eleven.  Then on Saturday, there is a Friendly against Swansea City. Should be a great game!  Hopefully, I’ll be able to make it out to each game!    

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About Bill MK

A writer, an avid consumer of soccer, music, media, books and games, a poorly self-taught handy man, a nom de plume.
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