It remains to me a bit of a mystery as to how Dom could coach a team that played such attractive soccer (2005 Quakes) and then coach teams with a relatively dreadful style of play (2015-17 Quakes). It must be that he didn't think he had the players for it in 2015-17. But Almeyda has managed to get essentially the same team to play entertaining soccer with the same overall player level. This difference is that Matias is willing to take chances. He's willing to absorb 5-0, 6-0 blowouts to stay true to his style of play. Leitch was that also, and even said it explicitly. Dom got very, very conservative with the team so we were in a lot of close losses, 0-0 games, 1-0 games, etc. We did OK but it was no fun to watch. Kaval was actually right about the "boring" thing IMO.