Friday, August 26, 2016

8/26/16: What To Watch For Against San Jose


San Jose is Likely To Start New Striker Saturday Against Crew

Earthquake fans have been complaining about the striker partnership up top this season between Quincy Amarikwa and Chris Wondolowski.

San Jose haven't got goals and that's the reason they also find themselves on the outside looking in, in the Western Conference playoff hunt.

Well, Amarikwa got a knock Wednesday in a 1-1 tie against New England at home. So, San Jose manager Dom Kinnear might be forced no matter.

They signed Henok Goitom because of this reason anyways.

Good news is the struggling Columbus defense knows close to nothing about him. Except on YouTube:


The 31 year old looks like a rather decent player. Has had nearly a goal every two for Valladolid in Spain and AIK in Sweden.

So, of course he would sit against New England and play at Columbus.

Columbus Crew Can Take Better Confidence From Recent New England Performance

Columbus looked rather superb for a game. Enjoy it because might've been the peak or summit of this season.

I didn't think walaa/all is solved. But, it was obviously better away than San Jose's performance against New England was at home Wednesday.

Maybe Crew can take it as New England was struggling considerably, Philadelphia Union not so much, and San Jose is struggling a bit as well. So, must take advantage again when you can.

3 games in a week, two wins would still be considered a positive to me. Especially considering we hadn't had one before since May.

Get Back To Saturday's Lineup

The Crew's four wins this year were with a defensive midfield partnership of Mohammed Saeid and Wil Trapp.

I don't blame Tony Tchani or think he has been way worse. But, it is what it is and even if so when you win 2-0 on the road, especially as the last time you won has been 3 months prior, you change nothing.

Don't replace a DM and boot Cedrick from 18 to perhaps mess with team chemistry, team feeling. Get back to what worked last Saturday. Simple.

Get back to must win mode. Please.

Because once again is.

If you don't win at home against Philadelphia or San Jose it's over and deserves to be. Winning 2 out of 3 games in a week, it's not.

But, do or die once again.

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