Friday, March 31, 2017

4/1/17- Crew SC vs. Orlando City SC Preview

Crew fans have celebrated that we have 7 points out of a possible 12 so far this year.

Worth celebration if you consider last year we had 2 out of a possible 12 at that point.

Which is great and all. But, Orlando City has 6 out of 6

Yet prior to celebrating too hard in that snazzy purple and gold, all 6 of those points were up for grabs at Orlando City Stadium.

The lineups both sides supplemented in their last game, both wins at home:

I see Columbus going with similar. Not with three in the back against Larin and Rivas. With two wins, don't see Orlando changing much as well.

Here's Larin, Rivas, and company having fun in their last game:

I could see Manneh making the roster, good thing is he should be game fit. But, usually Berhalter is a work a players way into the roster type.

One good thing is Hansen may have worked himself into an early substitution appearance again.

I think with Raitala traveling to Europe this past week, I would go with Francis again for at least a game. I think it's still up for debate who is more effective there in our formation.

If Mensah cannot go. Would expect Crognale to get another start.

If we could win again, that's two solid wins at home against two rather solid teams.

Such a result would be great; a boost towards home advantage with how bad we were at home last year.


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