PBP: Adams (start), Wood (bench) - 2/1: Hannover v. Leipzig

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  1. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    These past 2 games make me wish that Leipzig had played Adams in the previous game, at home against Dortmund (which they lost).
     
  2. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    You almost had me bring out the pitch fork
     
  3. dcpohl

    dcpohl Member+

    Feb 9, 2007
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He hasn't looked confident in using his left foot yet. I haven't watched him much, so I don't know what his left is like, but once teams figure that out they might starting playing him accordingly. The time when he was at the top of the box and he elected to pass it wide with his right instead of shooting with his left was pretty telling.
     
  4. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He had a shot on target from very long range. Hanover as a team had a shot on target, and it came in the 88th minute.

    He was playing especially deep in the second half. That's not going to generate any chances.
     
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  5. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wasn't really telling to me, as the better shot he passed up was when it was on his RIGHT foot. He cut back to his left foot in a worse position.
     
  6. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
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    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I never noticed it as a particular weakness when he was with New York, but unless you're Jordan Morris-bad on your weak foot, it can be easy to disguise in MLS.
     
  7. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  8. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I'm not saying he needed to shoot better today, just that, as a whole, he isn't good at it. In 52 MLS games, he attempted 25 shots, put 8 on target, and scored twice. You don't have to be good at it to be a great defensive-minded midfielder, but it can be a helpful tool.
     
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  9. dcpohl

    dcpohl Member+

    Feb 9, 2007
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I missed that part. Anyways yes, he should have shot the ball. I'm sure his confidence will only grow with more starts and training sessions.
     
  10. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    All touches video?
     
  11. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Eh, I don't see those stats as being indicative of much of anything.

    DeAndre Yedlin is bad at shooting. His technique is poor, and his shots are poor. He cannot cut inside and shoot, nor does he strike the ball very well.

    Tyler Adams, who is also playing a role that doesn't score very much, strikes me as someone who either doesn't want to, or is told not to, shoot. I haven't seen him try any curling shots, but that lack of shooting doesn't mean he couldn't rip one every once in a while. And I'll bet he can get better at it.
     
  12. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I get it, but as a big Adams fan, I understand @ArsenalMetro on this point. He is not an amazing striker of the ball while shooting. He can certainly improve, but some guys just have a knack for it. Remember when Jozy was 18 years old? The guy could strike a ball through a brick wall with an inch of space. Some dudes, regardless of their overall top end talent, are just clean strikers of the ball.
     
  13. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
     
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  14. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    He was so solid today. Working great with demme and should be a lock starter until seen otherwise. Amazing.
     
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  15. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Hannover is over.

    So poor. Ouch.
     
  16. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Second club Bobby kills. Yay!
     

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