As the long road trip begins with a loss (2-1) at Portland, we see yet another tactical and personnel change. We lined up what appeared to be a 4-1-4-1, which is a fine formation choice on away games; it keeps a similar number of players (5) in the midfield but alters their tactics slightly. This… Continue reading Game #7…@ Portland
This was the game after the reaction to the Manneh trade. In my last post, I took a look at the brief Laba-Tchani partnership. And coming into this game I was wondering just whom Tchani would partner with; the CCL match against Tigres clearly would have placed many players on a bit of a break,… Continue reading Game #5…@ RSL
A win! Goals! The game began well with a Techera goal, but it was quickly overturned and we walked into halftime down 1-2. That first half was a reaction. We saw a team come out desperate, aching for the win. That Manneh trade certainly had the desired effect for Robinson and the team responded with… Continue reading Game #4… vs LA Galaxy
And it's over. I had been working on another excerpt of my little Manneh series, but Robinson et al ended a tale that was worth telling. I will finish that part, but my initial thoughts are... almost indifference. Manneh was frustrating. He had potential but he played in the MLS for the Vancouver Whitecaps. And… Continue reading The Manneh Trade
I didn't watch the game. On vacation with the family and, for some strange reason, the all Canadian match wasn't available in Oregon. Anyways, there's Twitter! Well, #VWFC twitterati was not amused. Calls for Shea's head, Robbo's head, tactics of some sort, are becoming deafening. The thing is, this was a game after a… Continue reading Game #3…vs TFC
Well, we started brightly. There was the expected movement from Mezquida. There was the expected energy and drive from Hurtado. Techera was being effective. Manneh, wasnt't. And then the red card. Christian Dean and Kendall Waston collide chasing a soft ball in the air. The replay shows that the ball split the two's position. At… Continue reading Game #2 @ San Jose
.... Next game please.