Saturday, May 14, 2016

5/15/16: Best 45 Yet Is Progress

Get in there (Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports)

Best 45 minutes yet of the season is progress.

Sure the game could've been better with three points. But, that, against probably the best team we've played (Colorado is supremely legit and were impressive with Doyle, Jones, and Gashi) is good. Especially when considering the week we've had, I expected worse.




Truth is Cedrick's first half was more dangerous in comparison to what Finlay has done all season in 9 games.

I like Finlay. When he is at his top, hell of a player. Think he has a lot to offer us this season. But, True or False?

Leave him on the bench for a while. It will be okay, really Gregg.

That said, I think Finlay has great talent/ability (confidence right now, as someone said in other thread, could be better) and why not maybe put Finlay at attacking midfield for Higuaín who does absolutely nothing for me. Really. Could it really be much worse? Or put Finlay at striker, didn't he start with us as a striker?

Nooo can't do that with COPA America coming up and Gregg won't. But, hey better than the bench. Where he legitimately may belong behind Cedrick after tonight (not that Gregg could ever give someone a go over his team legends). And I rather have him on the field. Just put him in another position, if it gets Cedrick on as well.

Anyways, if we never see you again, thanks for a great play and goal, Cedrick.

On the Higuain note. Sell him too this Summer, save up more money for a star striker (hey if that somehow got us closer to Zlatan, lol).

But on the serious note, we would perhaps be better off or fine playing like Larsen in Higuaín's position (or no worse at all) and starting Cedrick on the wing.

And/or perhaps we could put two up top, hell even Ola and Finlay (don't think Ola was bad). But, some plan has to be decided now, implemented, and our team has to be fully in. We need to be getting three points every week for a while.

On the Ola is shorter than Kei thing. So, we got a shorter striker (ever see Messi) lets do less crosses then (duh) play down the middle more. For example, Ola's runs would've been bomb down the middle, if Meram and others could create a final pass to him.

I think Larsen might be a dope little player, he had two ridiculous passes that no one will probably notice. But, FYI play Cedrick on a wing, Larsen in the middle, we will be pretty good I think. Have a feeling with both of those players. If Gregg Berhalter could ever have that feeling about any NEW SIGNING. Hell wasn't Ethan Finlay a forward when he first came to us. Throw him back up there, if it means getting Cedrick on the field.

Probably be as good as Ola was. Or give Ola more time (thought he was fine).

What I would go with next game:
--------------------Finlay-----------------------
Cedrick----------Larsen----------------Meram
-----------------------------------------------------
---------Saeid----------------Trapp--------------
Francis------Parkhurst-Sauro----------Afful
-------------------Clark---------------------------

Don't think Ashe was bad. But, also wouldn't put our struggles on anything Waylon Francis did. Thought he played just as well, a more dangerous player out of the back (although Ashe has solid points, especially defensively, so would be okay either way).

And put Ola back in at 60 minutes.

Also, impressive on Parkhurst for playing with a popped shoulder all game. That's some captain stuff there.

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