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Sterling Malory Archer

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Dike isn't on the roster, so he can't play in this qualification

window. I'm not sure he would have made a difference in this game. Sargent was good in tight spaces last night because of his technical ability and high motor. I guarantee he'll start our next game.

The problem last night was our midfield play. No one linked up the defense and the forwards, so we played 50-50 long balls, which were largely ineffective.

Berhalter only called up 5 midfielders, but 8 attackers (of whom only Pulisic and Aaronson could play a link up role). Of the 5 middies, only McKennie, Lleget, and Roldan have any technical ability. Playing Acosta and Adams together is an offense killer. Busio had some rough outings in the Gold Cup, but he might have helped last night.

I sour on Berhalter with each outing. His player management is awful and for all his team building, the squad has little cohesion or chemistry.

(In response to this post by D.C.Scott)

Posted: 09/06/2021 at 12:47PM


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  Very disappointing return to live coverage for me. -- PhillyHoo 09/06/2021 12:37PM
  Dike isn't on the roster, so he can't play in this qualification -- Sterling Malory Archer 09/06/2021 12:47PM
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  He waited way too long to bring in fresh legs. ** -- Sterling Malory Archer 09/05/2021 10:15PM

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