Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Flying Xolo

Tijuana's Paul Arriola opened his Apertura campaign account with a Copa MX winner on Tuesday night. This is one terrific running header, folks.

- Greg Seltzer


UnitedDemon said...

Arriola is a puzzle to me.

I don't know if he's the most dynamic back up winger we have in the X-factor category (Pulisic obviously is the best we got).

He's a tenacious defender, and gets crosses in, but the quality isn't there yet.

Honestly, I'm really hoping Rowe being sent home early doesn't mean that Bruce isn't giving him any more looks. I thought, with his gold cup, he deserved to stick around.

I mean, Rowe has even spent some time at fullback for NE.

Anyway, if Arriola starts killing it with the stats in Mexico, all power to him.

But yeah, great header.

UnitedDemon said...

Oh yeah, and I LOVE when US attacking players get cheers from a Mexican crowd. Real nice.

Unknown said...

for me, i rate arriola some ways ahead of rowe right now. not only do i think he's just better, i think he fits into a 23-man roster for us better than rowe. seems like rowe is more a guy you want when we are gonna be controlling the ball in the final third, but he's never gonna be preferred in that roll, and i don't think that's what bruce is counting on our world cup matches looking like. as for someone who is gonna get stuck in and has a scary burst on the counter, arriola is maybe ahead of a fabian johnson / ale bedoya and i think it fits more with what bruce wants to do with the team tactically.

Unknown said...

*role, oof, sandwiches on the mind

Unknown said...

Arriola always looks so happy, even joyful out there. I just love that.