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    Quote Originally Posted by Auzzy View Post
    Weather Network saying 11 C / feels like 10 C, sun & clouds for game time in South Parkdale. Shirts AND shorts off!

    Auro questionable for this game, tightness in the hamstring area. They should go easy with the guys if there are any concerns; avoid the injury issues from last year. How do they line up if Auro is out? Perhaps 3 in the back with Ciman; plus DeLeon on the right wing (or sliding to RB if they want to morph that into 5 at the back).

    Or 4 at the back, with DeLeon at RB, and both Delgado & Chapman starting in midfield? It's too bad because DeLeon has been a real motor going forward, as well as breaking things up & helping in defensive midfield.
    I think there would be 2 options with Auro out:

    (1) We may see the JMo switch from 2016.

    JMo -- Moor -- Mavinga -- Morgan
    Bradley -- Delgado
    DeLeon -- Poz -- Oso
    Altidore

    (2) switch DeLeon back to RB, sub Chapman beside Poz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cas87 View Post
    I think there would be 2 options with Auro out:

    (1) We may see the JMo switch from 2016.

    JMo -- Moor -- Mavinga -- Morgan
    Bradley -- Delgado
    DeLeon -- Poz -- Oso
    Altidore

    (2) switch DeLeon back to RB, sub Chapman beside Poz
    Or we see one of Dorsey or Shaffleburg on the right.

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    If Auro is out I would go with a 3-4-1-2

    ——-Ciman Moor Mavinga
    Deleon-Osorio-Bradley-Morrow
    —————-Pozuelo
    ————Altidore-Akinola

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    I know it is the nature of the beast but not really keen on MLS Soccer website guys saying it and now I just read a Chicago writer's article all calling for the way to deal with Pozuelo is to consistently hack him down and foul him in this upcoming game. MLS idiots said they should have hacked him down after the penalty kick he took last week. What a barbaric attitude. I hate that kind of mentality in sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Kool View Post
    I know it is the nature of the beast but not really keen on MLS Soccer website guys saying it and now I just read a Chicago writer's article all calling for the way to deal with Pozuelo is to consistently hack him down and foul him in this upcoming game. MLS idiots said they should have hacked him down after the penalty kick he took last week. What a barbaric attitude. I hate that kind of mentality in sports.
    I read the same thing. Absolute idiocy, but unfortunately this is exactly what actually happens at the top — look at the most fouled players in Europe, or how Ligue 1 deals with Neymar. Fouling a player into injury is actually a “strategy” unless the refs protect star players, especially when you can’t get calls unless you dive. Look at the penalty on Jozy — his shirt was held basically every time he went forward, he complained numerous times, but it wasn’t called til he flopped in the box.

    Seba was fouled constantly while marked by 2-3+ defenders and people called him a “whiner” or “petulant” (even on this board) so it just goes to show the mentality of MLS fans.

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    Not saying its a good thing, but if the Fire does this, Osorio or Delgado kicking Schweinsteiger or Dax will happen.


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    Unfortunately that's just the nature of the game, and it happens at all levels of play. Reminds me of this image from a few years back of Hazards legs after a match vs Galatasaray:


    Just like stego mentioned above, this is the same strategy teams used against Seba all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubbs View Post
    Unfortunately that's just the nature of the game, and it happens at all levels of play. Reminds me of this image from a few years back of Hazards legs after a match vs Galatasaray:


    Just like stego mentioned above, this is the same strategy teams used against Seba all the time
    That’s probably one of the reasons why Zlatan is still so effective in MLS — no one is going to try to foul him out of the game.

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    I agree with everything above. Chris Penso was largely awful with this in last game. If refs don't make the easy/early calls, and an occasional yellow when warranted (like a tackle through the back), people will just flop more & more until they get some calls. I think Pozuelo already mentioned that he didn't like some of attention & double-teaming he saw in Belgium. We really can't get that TAM winger soon enough, provide another avenue to attack, and draw attention away from Pozuelo.

    Altidore, in addition to dishing it out, also gets hacked alot. I noticed he wasn't really getting in position for the long goal kicks and drop kicks vs. NYC; often staying in offside longer. Those long balls are some of the plays where he gets the most abuse.

    In case we need some enforcement, Akinola actually weighs more, and is a bit shorter than Altidore. (And he's pure muscle & can turn on a dime.) Jussayin'... DeLeon also doesn't strike me as the shy and bashful kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikmacdo View Post
    If Auro is out I would go with a 3-4-1-2

    ——-Ciman Moor Mavinga
    Deleon-Osorio-Bradley-Morrow
    —————-Pozuelo
    ————Altidore-Akinola
    I think you'll see mostly this but a 3-4-2-1 with Delgado in beside Bradley instead of Akinola pushing Osorio up beside Pozo. I think right now Akinola is best used as a sub to bring speed on later in the game.

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    If Auro is out, the logical sub is Zavaleta or Morgan. I doubt Vanney will go three at the back with Bono looking so shaky.

    If it is Zavaleta, let’s show the man who was fourth overall in minutes played on our 2017 Championship team some love
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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    If Auro is out, the logical sub is Zavaleta or Morgan. I doubt Vanney will go three at the back with Bono looking so shaky.

    If it is Zavaleta, let’s show the man who was fourth overall in minutes played on our 2017 Championship team some love
    Or shifting Deleon to RB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stegosaurus View Post
    Or shifting Deleon to RB.
    And Endoh to where DeLeon plays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stegosaurus View Post
    Or shifting Deleon to RB.
    Or maybe we get our first sniff of Laryea at RB. Vanney did say they were grooming him as a RB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubbs View Post
    Unfortunately that's just the nature of the game, and it happens at all levels of play. Reminds me of this image from a few years back of Hazards legs after a match vs Galatasaray:


    Just like stego mentioned above, this is the same strategy teams used against Seba all the time
    Yellows for persistent infringement needs to be more of a thing in all levels of the game, but especially in MLS.

    I remember watching Blanco get hacked about 8 consecutive times back in the day and counting them up for the ref (who did nothing). Shouldn’t be that way.

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    Somebody should plaster an x on a railing every time a new foul happens on Pozo - like they do X's for strikeouts in baseball. The embarrassment would stop this real quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubbs View Post
    Unfortunately that's just the nature of the game, and it happens at all levels of play. Reminds me of this image from a few years back of Hazards legs after a match vs Galatasaray:


    Just like stego mentioned above, this is the same strategy teams used against Seba all the time
    Jeez that looks brutal.

    A swift kick in the balls after the first hack on Poz should set the tone.

    Where's an enforcer when you need one.
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    Poz will have to be protected. This isn’t unique to MLS - it has been part of football for long time. England doesn’t win WC 66 if Pele hadn’t been kicked off the park by the Bulgarians.

    I’d be looking to Bradley, Delgado, Mavinga to be sending a message to anyone who is going to try that against Poz.

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    Endoh & Shaffleburg down in Orlando starting tonight for TFCII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamilton_Red View Post
    Poz will have to be protected. This isn’t unique to MLS - it has been part of football for long time. England doesn’t win WC 66 if Pele hadn’t been kicked off the park by the Bulgarians.

    I’d be looking to Bradley, Delgado, Mavinga to be sending a message to anyone who is going to try that against Poz.
    ... Sure, but it’s going to happen. Seba was hacked the entire time he was here, and it’s not like anyone “sent a message.” Even TFC “supporters” here called him petulant, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James17930 View Post
    Or we see one of Dorsey or Shaffleburg on the right.
    They aren’t ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Somebody should plaster an x on a railing every time a new foul happens on Pozo - like they do X's for strikeouts in baseball. The embarrassment would stop this real quickly.

    I like that. East side, across from TV

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Endoh & Shaffleburg down in Orlando starting tonight for TFCII.
    Shaffleberg would also have to be signed to an MLS contract.

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    As fans we have to be heard every time a call isn't made in our favor.
    Come on.you reds!!!

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    GAME DAY!!!!!

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    With Auro out I think it's gonna be 3 at the back.

    Bono; Mavinga, Moor, Ciman; Morrow, Bradley, Delgado, DeLeon; Oso, Pozo, Jozy

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    Great weather, afternoon start, hope BMO is packed today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyDM View Post
    They aren’t ready.
    Agreed, they were roster in Panama. Need seasoning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by portu View Post
    With Auro out I think it's gonna be 3 at the back.

    Bono; Mavinga, Moor, Ciman; Morrow, Bradley, Delgado, DeLeon; Oso, Pozo, Jozy
    This is tough. Chicago isn’t particularly good in the midfield but has some decent wide options. Ideally we setup the way we did last week but do we play the lineup that suits our available players or the lineup that suits the opposition?

    Personally i’d add a striker up top and drop DeLeon to RB. Reason being, all else equal I take the impact of Hamilton, Akinola, or Chapman being on the field over Ciman. In theory the extra defender sounds good. In practice that extra defender has been bad. But that’s just me.

    You could just as easily have the better game plan.
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    Yeah I'd like to see the back 4 stay with DeLeon back there for Auro. Maybe Chapman at RM? He's done enough to warrant more playing time.

 

 

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