Jordan Morris at Swansea (fricking on fricking loan)

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by BostonRed, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Wussconsin
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think Morris and Lowe mixed well. They often made the same run & Morris deferred giving up seniority. It's also just his mentality.

    He should be your option up top w/ the other guy dropping deep. Morris was getting in behind while Lowe was getting beat to balls. I think Jordan probably meshes better w/ Ayew or Whitaker.

    Swansea just outright didn't see Morris on plenty of runs in behind. Though he could be instructed, when there's little space left, to just check then, like Whitaker did for Swans' lone goal. Jordan can be a little single-minded.
     
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  2. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I thought Morris looked pretty good. He didn't look fully fit, but he made a couple smart plays that resulted in about as close to dangerous attacks as Swansea had in the first 60 minutes. He had the one play on a long diagonal when he deferred to Lowe, who was in a better position but isn't anywhere near as fast or quick. The German announcers kept noting that Morris is richtig stark, richtig schnell, and he did look like that.
    Overall, i thought it was tough to take much out of this outing because City makes everyone look like beginners out of their depth. They're so fast across the field.They held the ball for minutes at a time.
    When he was on the ball, Morris was able to hold his space really well, which was impressive. He twice got to the touchline to put in crosses, and on one of those looked like he was just about to outpace Walker, though Walker pushed him to the line, away from goal.
    Cooper had them playing seven behind the ball with a triangle of attackers floating about just behind the attack. Dhanda was holding on to the ball a bit too long, IMO, and everywhere, City were blocking passes at the source. How many times did Swansea fail to get outlet passes beyond a yard before they were knocked out of the air and out of bounds?
    The approach was probably fine, they were so outmatched. I was thinking the triangle was order to launch quick counters and they didn't really do this. They way they looked, I would have preferred Morris alone up top. That said, after the subs Swansea had a bit more energy and looked quite good. I thought Arriola was impressive in a cameo,
     
  3. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On the bench:

     
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  4. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    Morris subbing in for a defender (Naughton) in the 67th minute with the game still scoreless.
     
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  5. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did he do anything of note?
     
  6. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    No idea, I was watching Juventus and Porto unfortunately.
     
  7. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    It sounds like Swansea switched formations when Morris came on, with Morris wide on one side, and eventually Arriola wide on the other, in a front 3.

    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport...ttingham-forest-championship-results-19850303

    Jordan Morris replaced Kyle Naughton for the final quarter of the game after the defender took a knock to the face, and that alteration saw a change in shape for the hosts as Ayew operated centrally, with Morris and Lowe moving to the wide positions. . . . Paul Arriola replaced Lowe for the final stages.
     
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  8. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not too much:
     
  9. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    Morris in at halftime against Huddersfield with the score currently tied 1-1.
     
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  10. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anything from Morris?
     
  11. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
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  12. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not watching but saw they've shipped three goals since he's been on, two from our own Duane Holmes!
     
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  13. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member+

    Oct 14, 2007
    Cant find it on ESPN+
     
  14. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  15. EXALIFTIN

    EXALIFTIN Member+

    Nov 23, 2010
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  16. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
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  17. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh, is that all? *head slap*
     
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  18. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    Which ACL did he do last time?
     
  19. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    DE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member+

    Oct 14, 2007
    Wow, sad. Hope it isn’t that.
     
  21. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    An ACL, well that would just about be par for the YA course right now.
     
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  22. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow... just wow. So sad. Hasn't he already had a couple ACL injuries?
     
  23. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What a great week it's been for our boys in Europe :unsure:
     
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  24. Nastrabrahmus

    Nastrabrahmus Member

    Mar 29, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    The hell month of February for YA continues.
     
  25. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    It's especially unfortunate because you could see with the progression of minutes Morris had been receiving in league games (entered in the 83rd minute in his first game, 75th minute in his second game, 67th minute in his third game, and 45th minute today), Swansea were easing Morris into a starting role, probably by their next game.
     

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