Dempsey was ok. The cut back attempt in the box was definitely a head scratcher, and I think he could have done more in pushing forward, but that wasn't the plan.
Gomez and Zusi played as long as they did because of what they offer defensively, which is great hustle and a bit of dirty work.
quote:Jozy and EJ or Jozy/Boyd, I wanna see one of those happen.
Not sure why Jozy got taken out. I still want to see Jozy and EJ play up top together.
Thankfully, he had one more play in which he came from no where and disrupted a wide open cross that went out for a corner
Also, Sheep, I'm pretty sure we played a 4-2-3-1 and not a 4-4-2 empty bucket.
quote:Honestly man, I think Jurgy knew Clint was gassed but he was going to leave him in no matter, it's just how it was, I'm not saying it was wrong, I woulda done the same thing. Our loss at Jamaica was another time Jurgy played Deuce for 90 mins when he was gassed and coming back from injury as well, I think JK just really values that Clint is one of our few "elite" level players that has to be out there
If he didn't have anything in the tank, he needs to let the coach know that. His 75% isn't better than his backup's 100%.
That may have been what the lineup sheet said, but Gomez and Zusi ran the sidelines, Edu and Bradley sat deep in the middle and Clint stayed up top with Jozy for most of the game.
Our defensive shape was certainly the empty bucket for most of the game. Offensively, it was frustrating to see Dempsey try to pick up the ball 40 yards from goal, 20 yards from the striker, with three Mexican players in front of him. I've never thought of him as a playmaker, more of a shadow striker who specializes in late runs into the box.
seriously though, he's a world class midfielder
I've never thought of him as a playmaker