Edson Álvarez @ AFC Ajax

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  1. sowrong

    sowrong Member+

    Aug 20, 2007
    SoCal
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    You can catch all of chuckys seria a matches as well.
     
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  2. Orange14

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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Alvarez is scheduled to start along side Martinez in the MF today against Sparta. Match will be on ESPN+ beginning at 8:30AM EDT. I believe ESPN+ archives the matches for a certain period of time so those of you on the west coast can watch it at a more convenient time. (we were out yesterday so I watched the Juventus-Napoli game last night)
     
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  3. Chico Facil

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    Nov 8, 2014
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    Fløya IF Tromsø
    Vamos Edson!
     
  4. Vatazo

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    Sep 2, 2012
    North Cackalacky
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Not the best start for Edson and Ajax in general. Feels like him and his teammates are still trying to figure each other out

    Edit: Ajax scores so all is well
     
  5. Orange14

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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Alvarez pushed up way more into the offensive end than the other day. I think Martinez looks like a really solid DM. Alavarez had a couple of very good touches in tight space which is necessary for an Ajax player.
     
  6. Salmos

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
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    Pachuca CF
    Trying to reinvent this dude as an offensive player seems like a waste. He’s a straight up defensive midfielder. I’m watching wolves though.
     
  7. Orange14

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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Things are still not settled. ETH likes playing a double pivot in the MF and I don't see that changing much at all. One of the two deep MFs tends to get a little more advanced. I suspect for the CL matches both the DMs will have defensive duties first and foremost.
     
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  8. Salmos

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    Sep 26, 2010
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    I mistook the graphic for a traditional 4-3-3. It’s more a 4-3-3 with inverted midfield right? Closer to a 4-5-1?
     
  9. Orange14

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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    they always list it as a 4-3-3 as that's the traditional Dutch formation. Depending on the personnel, Ajax can make it a 4-2-1-3 or a number of variants with two DMs. they can also push up one of the FBs and make it more like a 3-4-3. the manager, ETH, is still trying to figure out the optimal formation and which players should be starting.
     
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  10. Philip J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry Member+

    Jun 12, 2013
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
     
  11. AD Sportwereld rating:
    Sparta Rotterdam – Ajax 1-4
    Sparta Rotterdam: Coremans 4,5; Abels 4,5, Vriends 5,5, Mattheij 5, Faye 4; Harroui 6, Auassar - (12. L. Duarte 5) Rigo 5 (65. Veldwijk), Rayhi 5,5; Smeets 6,5; Dervisoglu 5 (75. Piroe -)
    Ajax: Onana 6,5; Dest 6,5 (65. Mazraoui -), Veltman 6,5, Blind 6,5, Tagliafico 6,5; Alvarez 6,5, Martinez 7,5; Ziyech 7,5 (78. Lang -), Promes 7, Neres 6 (55. Huntelaar 6,5); Tadic 7,5
     
  12. Orange14

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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I gave him the same score in my ratings. I thought he got a little too careless in the last 10 minutes of the match but the rest of the team did as well, pretty much in cruise control. There is still a lot of controversy among the Ajax supporters on another website about whether he should be moved to right center back in place of Veltman. I'm not so sure, but maybe some on this thread who are more familiar with his club days in Mexico can say whether he ever played that position.

    ten Hag praised both Alvarez and Martinez in his post-match comments.
     
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  13. superm

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    Jun 8, 2013
    Alvarez started as a RCB with club america at the age of 17 I believe. With Mexico he sometimes played RB, due to size and speed and this past year he played as a DM with America. So he’s pretty versatile. Most of us Mexican fans however want him to be play as a DM since that’s the position México is thin on as far as depth.
     
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  14. rich loc

    rich loc Member+

    Jun 17, 2007
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Tanzania
    He was at his best at DM for Club America, often looked shakey at CB..
     
  15. Philip J. Fry

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    Jun 12, 2013
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    Borussia Dortmund
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  16. Philip J. Fry

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  17. sowrong

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    Aug 20, 2007
    SoCal
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    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
  18. sowrong

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    Aug 20, 2007
    SoCal
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Almost scored. Lucky save by the keeper
     
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  19. Orange14

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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Alvarez is playing a lot further up the pitch today.
     
  20. DaTruth

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    Jul 15, 2007
    IE, Cali
    That 4th goal was beautiful
     
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  21. Orange14

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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I ranked Alavarez as the third best player on the pitch behind Ziyech (my MOTM) and Tagliafico. He had a wonderful game and I cannot remember a single bad pass from him. He's adjusting very well to the tight short passing game Ajax play and he now gets to play Champions League football on Tuesday!!!!

    Vamenos Edson!!!
     
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  22. Philip J. Fry

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    Jun 12, 2013
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    Borussia Dortmund
     
  23. Philip J. Fry

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    Jun 12, 2013
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    Borussia Dortmund
     
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  24. ipaman

    ipaman Member+

    Apr 5, 2004
    HOUSTON, TX
    Edson starting CL again!
     

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