Monday, October 27, 2014

Instant Mix

I do not typically go out of my way to post assist passes, but considering the strange USMNT usage (if not also World Cup 2014 non-usage) of Mikkel Diskerud and any resulting discussions of how he should be used, it seemed a good idea to show you all his helper pass on the Rosenborg second yesterday.

And I rest my case.



- Greg Seltzer

5 comments:

dikranovich said...

Ah, it finally came to me, you have an assist pass, but you also could have an assist shot, or even an assist dribble. It would have to be some save, but there is the possibility of an assist save.

I taught I taw a puddy cat.....

Tom Shenk said...

I can't speak to the World Cup, but it is possible that in Klinsi's slightly lunatic view he wants to push his players into uncomfortable positions because there may come a time when it is necessary to have that kind of versatility in a match that matters.

I agree that Klinsi's personnel choices were a complete role reversal, but maybe in doing so he's crazy like a fox?

Greg Seltzer said...

If he'd had so many chances to play his regular/natural/preferred role, maybe. But we're talking about a guy with a handful of US starts as a playmaker. Not that Mix is incapable of adapting, but it's silly. There are loads upon loads of candidates to play defensive midfield.

Tony M said...

Sigh... Mix not even seeing the field for a team that was having trouble holding on to the ball in midfield and lacked any kind of creativity in attack is just another frustrating, infuriating mystery from this summer.

justinwkoehn said...

-----Mix---
Bradley----
------Jones

vs

---Bradley-
Jones------
------Becks

You would have lost the ability for Jones to go forward, but you'd be playing Bradley in his preferred role. What position was Mix when he scored in the pre WC friendly?