Friday, September 2, 2016

Your USMNT line-up v. St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Oh, I could snort and holler about a couple of things, but sheesh... it's just Vincy Heat. At least FabJo is in attack.













- Greg Seltzer

7 comments:

DaM said...

70 minutes with the empty bucket = 3 goals, 20 minutes without = 3 goals. Not that you can tell too much against the minnows, but pretty chicken shit.

Greg Seltzer said...

Actually, it looked like a 4-1-3-2 to me. And even though they got a little sleepy for 20 minutes after the break, I can't have many complaints about their showing.

Dr.Jon said...

I think you are right Greg, looked a lot like 4-1-3-2

Nick said...

I agree. 4-1-3-2, not a bucket. The difference is that our subs were the most productive midfielder in MLS and the two most exciting prospects in the US, while one of their subs plays professionally in Antigua & Barbuda and the other two don't even have Wikipedia pages. Our guys made a difference against heavy legs, theirs didn't.

DaM said...

I'm not going to complain about a result like that. I'm assuming you guys saw a heat map... to my naked eye it looked like Bedoya say really deep the whole match. Obviously for the last 20 it was definitely more like a 4-1-3-2, but I'd be interested to see where Bedoya actually comes out positionally.

Matt said...

You could snort and holler all you like, but, based on that picture, it looks like Jozy and Wood would kick the almighty shit out of you if you did.

DaM said...

@Greg I went back and looked at Bedoya's passing chart. I think he touched the ball inside the final 20 yards twice. Hard to tell on MLS's tool (which is still great) but it could be only twice inside the final 25 yards. In a match where we had 65% possession and were the dominant team, his chart really doesn't look like a 10 in a 4-1-3-2 to me. Maybe a ccurrent-day pirlo-esque 10 but almost none of his passes challenged the penalty area (maybe 1?). Side to side and back. Really seems like he played more as a shuttling 8 at best.


@Matt hahaha yeah that's weird Jozy and Wood have a weirdly different stance.