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If Adams is not in the match, Berhalter can't play the high line ...

when Acosta or Yueill is playing the 6. What was he thinking? Brooks has a ton of strengths, but sprinting back to cover, especially in 1v1 situations, is when he gets exposed. You saw that against Honduras and Switzerland when they countered / attacked quickly. Then when you have an inexperienced McKenzie and slow mo Ream flanking Brooks, it's even more apparent.

I understand what Berhalter was trying to do with the 5-3-3 formation ... with a 3 man back. It was because of Dest. He's terrible defensively as of today. Hopefully he improves. Berhalter want to play the 4-3-3 with 2 in the back, but you can't do that with Dest, Adams out, and an inexperienced McKenzie. McKenzie, Richards, and Che needs far more seasoning. Let's hope they develop.

Adams is so important to our defense. We have no depth at the 6. I think Berhalter should groom Musah as a 6 with the ability to play the 8. It would give the team flexibility and depth. Pulisic, Weah, Gio, McKennie, Arronson, etc. can man the front. We have depth there.

(In response to this post by Sterling Malory Archer)

Posted: 06/09/2021 at 09:48AM


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