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The midfield doesn't know what the are doing

And by that I mean that they clearly do not understand how to play under this system that they are playing under Berhalter. They had very little lateral movement, seemed reluctant to flow to space outside, and didn't even try to play the ball into space at all. I can't tell if it is that the players are not 'creative' or that they are being coached into a very crowded, static system (or both).

I'll give Honduras credit for making it difficult, but you have to create space with runs and be willing to pull the defense away from the box. What was telling was that even AFTER the goal, we forced passes into the center of the offensive box, rather than making diagonal passes to space that was there on the outside lanes.

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Posted: 06/03/2021 at 10:12PM


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