Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Does Nemeth acquisition foretell a move to 4-4-2?


I'm sure the acquisition of Krisztian Nemeth wasn't for fun, out of boredom by Tim Bezbatchenko. Yet, some have said it's an unnecessary acquisition. One such example.

From that article:

Krisztian Nemeth comes from playing in the Slovakian league where he did not score a goal this season. During his time in MLS at Sporting Kansas he scored only 9 goals in 34 games, that is, one goal every four games. Not only did he play for Sporting Kansas in the MLS, but in the 2017-2018 seasons he played 21 games with New England Revolution where he only scored 1 goal.

But always a player I saw and never thought a bad player. 

In addition, for a player I would consider capable his prior stats may remind one of Gyasi Zardes before joining the Columbus Crew. 

Zardes in his 72 prior games before Columbus had 14 goals. 

In 76 games since, Zardes has 41 goals. 

The one thing is Zardes, just like any striker, is going to have a few games where the goals are not going in at an as productive clip. 

Often not because of any fault of his own. 

Zardes scored the last game but Unkel decided his toenail was offsides so reversed an unobvious wrong.

Yet if Zardes is not scoring, the goals are not usually coming in at a productive clip from somewhere else. 

Columbus Crew need a second solid scoring option and not off the bench for ten minutes.

But also I don't think the answer is one defensive midfielder like the last game as we can't possess otherwise. Think Morris gets the nod as the second DM tonight. 

I don't know if a second striker is the correct call? Or perhaps Nemeth on the wing. As can he track back and play defense?

Instead, for example, when Zelarayan is out as an attacking midfielder perhaps Nemeth could be a withdrawn forward in replacement. 

Instead of the obvious call as a second forward off the bench where no other forward can ever succeed or get the chance to succeed for Columbus. 

In that scenario game is already usually decided... Which leads to the impact that Adi has had or Hamiliton, Berry with a lot of game watching. Or Mullins, McIneriney, Romario Williams, Jahn, JJ Williams, David Accam, and etc. with their game watching. 

The Crew need other successful formations and options. They need to change things up now, liven it up in a different way successfully when needed. 

Toronto has the Supporters Shield momentum now and that isn't changing unless Columbus has the ability to change properly when needed. 

When other teams have the Columbus Crew 4-2-3-1 figured out with no Zelarayan and Zardes locked up, Columbus has no other answers currently. 

Posted By: Ryan Kozlowski

Does Nemeth acquisition foretell a move to 4-4-2?


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