The composition of DOOP was a good value for them 3-1 winalthough , it depends on their 15-minute period of dominance midway through the first half in which they scored all three of their goals and the Kansas city hammer.
Here are a few observations from the first three MLS returned the quarterfinals matchnights.
Football is a funny game in the sense that good teams don’t necessarily have to win the entire game to end up winning at full time. Especially in the elimination match between two good teams, as of Thursday evening, both sides will have their periods of superiority how to run the game ebbs and flows. What is often crucial is how the goon teams how effectively they increase the time in which they dominate and control the other 90 minutes.
Philadelphia have become very effective in this regard. As a starting point they are reliable about imposing themselves physically and to keep things organized in defense, but their to the next level is the ability to smell blood and take advantage of all the benefits.
As SKC Manager Peter Vermes to admit – on the background of the big disappointments in his post-match speech of the Union was better out of the gate, took the lead through a beautiful goal completed Later Monteiro and then went ahead. Binding ruthlessly in the transition, they made sport of attacking a set-piece in the break to double their advantage, then tripled him out on the run after the sports corner. KC rallied, edged the second half and almost made it interesting down the stretch, but the damage was long done.
“Our commitment to go on a break and work there,” said coach Jim Curtin. “It would be great to see a good airship to see what ESPN is, just seeing the interest the boys, from two angles, it was one of our most dangerous attacks, from walking 120 yards from their corner to our gate … that’s ingrained in the players.”
Here you go, coach:
— PhilaUnion (@PhilaUnion) July 31, 2020,
Sporting cannot afford to be UN-athletic
To use an analogy, floor Philadelphia high now – they are consistent and capable of winning at the weekend (we’re still figure out how high the ceiling may be). Meanwhile, Paul Kansas city looks lower than it was in the best years the era of Vermes. While they were fighting desperately to fight and is able to play many of their peers MLS.
The intensity, hunger, physical strength, speed are fundamental elements for the RCC and when they lost, disaster is not far away. We saw it last season when they looked Barcelona-esque in their best moments, but was woefully slow and error-prone at their worst. Against the Union, they did not check the boxes in the first half and got severely punished, to the great dissatisfaction of his coach.
“I can’t sit through 90 minutes of the game we had today, although I thought in the second half we tried to get back in the game,” said Vermes. “But it’s easy when you’re down 2-0, 3-0, now all of a sudden start to fight [when] the other team removes their foot from the gas pedal. Psychological changes in your mind-it’s easy. This is what you do when it’s 0-0 and how you play? And when it was 0-0, we fell very, very short of our quality”.
Sporting just must be hard to play against, if they are rivals. On the first Thursday for 40 minutes, they were not.
What it means when you play your children
“Your children” was part of a broader conversation in MLS for several years. Spotting, grooming, using and ultimately selling for talent has now become a legitimate priority for the League. But the process is both an art and a Science and there are curves and bumps along the way.
I am convinced that in the not very distant past, the history of MLS, Brendan Aaronson was buried at Union squad only because his age and currently going to play every three weeks for the Union II.
Alicia Rodriguez (@soccermusings) July 31, 2020,
Thursday of the combatants of the two League leaders in this field, with a strong scouting network and ambitious academies. You may have noticed that Homegrowns Brenden Aaronson, Mark McKenzie and Gianluca Busio were the main points of this front, with several reports of major European clubs are closely looking at them.
Kids Philadelphia shined while Busio isn’t a good night, especially on the second objective of the European Union, where he shifted the ball from the last position and jailbreak the offensive turned in the space he left behind:
Busio this is the top in the dark blue here seems to have lost track of where he is, how he instinctively stepped to the side of the ball. No luck to his teammate, Martins, shank his touch, but still… expensive solution pic.twitter.com/o1QEUtjdUd
— Carl böhm (@cboehm) July 31, 2020,
It was a costly mistake. Teammates Busio made a lot of them, too, and he will learn from it. Young players need to experience UPS and downs in match play to grow, despite the fact that there are risks, give them these opportunities. The next big task for coaches and clubs: the maximum value of top prospects, treating them in the best possible ways, and then selling them at the right time.
Young players are disappointing, inconsistent, make stupid mistakes, and can be up and down in their training. The coaches that travel from shocks that come with kids playing and give them time and reps, they need to learn to develop deserve a ton of credit. Curtin is one of them.
— Susaeta (@_Susaeta) July 31, 2020,
Honestly, this last part was a real problem today. Sports especially was disappointing, the case of Erik Palmer-brown, a real talent who went to Europe on a free transfer to Manchester city, and now Vermes and Co. need to find the right balance with Busio. He needs more seasoning in MLS action, or is it stagnant and you need to move? The next year his career will be very interesting to watch.
MLS days Brenden Aaronson considered
Most of what I just wrote about Busio also applies to Aaronson, although the order of 22 Union seem to have struck a steeper upward trajectory at this point. He’s more than just a reliable starter for his team. He’s not just an attacker impact. He is able to change games on a dime both on and off the ball, he puts in the dirty work and he really wants to help his team in the MLS elite.
Brenden Aaronson vs sporting KC
— Sanjeev (@USMNTvideos) July 31, 2020,
He looks ready for Europe to me, and the Philly sports Director Ernst Tanner will get a lot of calls from colleagues overseas.
“I thought he was dominant, he was active. His movement without the ball to find the place was really nice,” said Curtin Aaronson. “The ball he plays on the third goal of the upper ball in any League in the Europa League it’s just a coincidence that not many people see. His confidence is very high right now.
“There were a lot of eyes on today’s game with all the other leagues being almost finished now, and a good showcase for our young players. Brenden, when some players have a tendency to shrink in big cases, it tends to increase its level, and then raise his game. So I don’t know how long I will train him as long, but I will enjoy every day. He will continue to push and try to do better.”