This game was lost in the midfield, for the most part, and it does not help that Tiebert and Inbeom BOTH play so far back. We simply could not keep the ball last night, at least not for the bulk of the game. Very interesting to see who of this opening night 11 becomes a core starter as the season rolls on. We've two CBs on the sidelines who will likely win starting roles, plus two midfielders, one of whom will likely relieve Tiebert of his starting duties. Nerwinski had a very good game all around, and Reyna had some good moments, along with Melinkovic, and Cava put in a shift but got very little service, but this team looked disjointed and fresh out of ideas. SKC is a good side with an excellent coach, mind you. Kinda is the (sorry) kinda fella we need in the midfield, covering a ton of ground, always pressing, great on the dribble, smart in passing. He makes **** happen. And he scored a brilliant goal.
Lots of work to do if this Caps team is going to show better than they did last year. I am not giving up hope, but let's see how the new guys are integrated and how this team builds. I need to see real cohesion and improved team play in the next five games!!
Wow. That was absolute trash from the caps tonight. Adnan might very well be the best attacking full back in the MLS, he is also making a case to be the worst defensively. When he wasnt surrendering possession or getting beaten he was at fault marking and conceding goals. Really poor. Dajome looked good but he has to cut out the overacting.
The team just didnt come out of the blocks. Some flashes of nice link up play that will surely improve as the season goes on. Cavs just didnt get the service but when he did he couldnt convert tonight. A couple of CMs to welcome into the team yet too. Already looks like it will be a similar season to the last though. Tough away game next week.
That was the sad part about Tomori for me. He could have been a key element in a potentially good team. And I don’t just mean “good for Canada” - I mean objectively good. With the attacking players we have, and the solid midfield, we are just a couple of good centres backs away from being a really solid team.
Highlights of today on this website video. https://www.hln.be/sport/voetbal/belgisch-voetbal/jupiler-pro-league/met-dank-aan-hattrick-hero-david-aa-gent-boekt-ruime-zege-tegen-stvv~add5cea9/?referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F