Review: DCU - Club tactics and Analysis - 2021

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by morrissey, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. shammypants

    shammypants Member+

    Oct 9, 2013
    Club:
    DC United
    It happens all the time in sports where a player does not perform at a team or a time, is traded, or turns it around. Kamara was bad, and now he is not. Abila is actually demonstrating to me that he should start. All the team really needs to do is get a leader on defense, and ditch Flores in exchange for a high priced midfielder (attacking minded) and the team is playoff worthy.
     
  2. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don’t think Abila is Losada fit to start. Our starters need to be able to high press and have the extra gear to execute on the turnovers. I don’t see that level of fitness from him as of yet.
     
  3. GlennAA11

    GlennAA11 Member+

    Jun 12, 2001
    Arlington, VA
    he doesn't really need to start if he can come in and score goals in the last 15 or 20 mins
     
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  4. shammypants

    shammypants Member+

    Oct 9, 2013
    Club:
    DC United
    I just think he regretted his choice of MLS team initially. I'm not sure hit fitness is that much of a problem. I'd at least like to see him start play longer.
     
  5. no exit

    no exit Member

    DC United
    United States
    Nov 20, 2019
    Flores is a good player, very strange to suggest he be ditched. Central midfield, forward and winger opposite Flores are clearer spots to upgrade.
     
  6. Yowza

    Yowza Member

    DC United
    United States
    Oct 23, 2019
    Arlington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looking at his Boca days, he came in off the bench. If he can fill that role here and still bang in goals, that's a huge win. As long as Kamara is clutch 4 out of 5 games, they'll be in good shape.
    Abila does seem like a good option on the road to start, though. He's just an entirely different kind of problem. I loved how he shrugged off flavor of the week Leon Flach like he was a gnat on his goal. I can see that quality being useful in those places we always struggle like San Jose and Houston, for example.
     
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  7. John L

    John L Member+

    Sep 20, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
    Another week and a half of conditioning and maybe he could start. Go for the full 45 of the first half. Even if gassed then play another 15, and then get subbed out.
     
  8. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    3rd place in the east and playing soccer that shows a coherent tactical plan and is easy on the eyes with last seasons team. Nice.

    Let’s take advantage of our upcoming home matches and get this thing done.
     
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  9. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I really wish DC were getting Nashville at some other point than right after the international break. I doubt Moreno, Flores, and Reyna will be available for that game, and Najar may not be as well.
     
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  10. no exit

    no exit Member

    DC United
    United States
    Nov 20, 2019
    Don't think I've ever seen a game where one team completed so many backheels and fancy flicks. Replete with swagger right now. And they should be.
     
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  11. Heist

    Heist Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Virginia
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe even Arriola too
     
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  12. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    True. At least the US play on Wednesday at home in Columbus so it's a short trip.
     
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