墨西哥之后的早晨:失误,展望乌拉圭,还有那个奇怪的点球

在美国男篮主场0 – 3负于墨西哥的友谊赛中,

虽然短暂地睡了一觉,但看到太阳重新升起并不奇怪。

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当晚是一个令人失望的喜剧,从约翰布鲁克斯的腹股沟问题开始,美国mnt失去了最好的中后卫格雷格贝豪特的系统。

不是项目的结尾,甚至不是经理(获得总经理)

是不是像有些人可能会问的那样“只是一种友好”?在大多数情况下你会这么说,但这是博哈尔特对塔塔马提诺的墨西哥在两个月内第二次。输得一败涂地…

然而,这并不是一些人可能会说的Berhalter项目的丧钟。这并不是对Berhalter的兄弟作为联合会下一任CEO地位的油嘴滑舌的肯定。

Berhalter需要帮助从上面识别和侦查球员。厄尼•斯图尔特(Earnie Stewart)将聘用一位新的总经理,希望他能通过两次以上的面试。

那家伙希望能帮助Berhalter更好地意识到他不是世界其他地方的草布鲁克斯的苏联。在比赛中,不需要多少“不太优秀”的球员就能在比赛中取得好成绩,而哥伦布的出色表现(令人难以置信的好)并不等同于对阵墨西哥(更不用说法国或巴西了)。除了周五的小缺点(见下文),Berhalter是一个非常内行的家伙,我们有理由相信在大多数中北美和加勒比地区足联比赛中采用这种控球风格将会是爆炸性的。“

Berhalter没有拥有失败的答案

在我们看来,格雷格Berhalter竖立的回应媒体的“叙事”源于球队的悲惨的失败处理墨西哥高媒体周五表明了深深理解缺乏选择他昨晚,和贫穷的决定坚持系统(至少在一个上下文之后对你的竞争对手。就经验而言,这个糟糕的夜晚可能仍然对他的手下有利)。

布鲁克斯缺席,伯豪特选择沃克·齐默尔曼和亚伦·朗坐在后排。龙是一个顽强、精力充沛的防守者……齐默尔曼和布鲁克斯都不是那种懒散的人,但他们都是比朗格更好的传球手。

布鲁克斯带给齐默尔曼的,至少是齐默尔曼所没有的,是一种出色的运球和从后场运球的能力。他就像一列火车一样,在你的控制下向你冲来(不幸的是,这列火车经常在修理店维修)。

现在你再加上马特·米亚兹加的缺阵,他也受伤了,传球和运球都比隆好,这就有问题了。同样值得注意的是,富勒姆的中后卫蒂姆·雷姆,一个在USMNT效力的左后卫,在上赛季富勒姆糟糕的防守赛季中仍然是一个相当出色的传球手。

是上面提到的四个,没有太长时间,因为他今年的传球数据不在范围之内,而且他也不在场上。同样值得注意的是,上面提到的两名球员的表现得分都来自于明显优于大联盟的比赛。

@WhoScored

布鲁克斯比这三名球员都要高,对于他身边的其他三名球员,我们都有自己的理由,但是如果他为了控球而缺阵,那就需要齐默尔曼了。但这在周五并没有奏效,齐默尔曼今天的表现很糟糕,他的门将也很糟糕。威尔·特拉普,在中卫的位置上踢球只能做短传。

这个问题的答案并不在贝豪特的替补席上,当他想要打后卫的时候(泰勒·亚当斯,他身体里的右后卫,大概就是因为这个原因,也不在首发阵容中)。而且他从来没有掉以轻心,要求他的中场在其他选项中为50/50的球而战。

那个超级奇怪的惩罚,虽然

这是一个小惩罚,但是被t忽略了他立即受到3比0失利的影响。在比赛的最后时刻,塞巴斯蒂安·莱切特把乔丹·莫里斯漂亮的传球塞进了禁区,这位西雅图人赢得了一个点球。

克里斯蒂安·普利西奇把球传给了年轻的乔什·萨金特,乔什·萨金特看到乔纳森·奥罗斯科救了他的球。

乍一看,我们认为普利西奇为他的年轻队友打入一粒国家队进球是无私的。网上有声音说这位切尔西球星不想在雨中带笔,但这似乎有点过分了,不是吗?

你的结论是什么?

周二对阵乌拉圭会发生什么?

既不是Brooks也不是Miazga,如上所述。没有亚当斯,耶德林,也没有威阿。见鬼,没有阿尔蒂多雷、冈萨雷斯或布拉德利,他们对与墨西哥发生冲突略知一二。

墨西哥队是对USMNT的坚定的喜爱,当两队都是健康的。正如我在周五所写的,贝哈尔特有理由因为伤病和缺乏深度而挂掉这个。他可能不想让玩家池干涸(或其背后的开发系统),但陷入掩体心态是……有趣的,往好了说。

现在布鲁克斯回到了沃尔夫斯堡,而扎克·斯特芬和被担架抬下场的阿尔弗雷多·莫拉莱斯将回到杜塞尔多夫的福图纳(他们将在周五比赛)。肖恩·约翰逊回到了纽约足球俱乐部,克里斯蒂安·普利西奇回到了切尔西。

这是第一次看到一个可能的XI,因为Berhalter继续追求Sergino,而流血的其他年轻人。

如果他不打算扮演老将,他会打电话给布莱德·古赞吗?看来亚特兰大联队的球员和24岁的杰西·冈萨雷斯将在中场休息时分道扬镳。此外,22岁的迈尔斯·罗宾逊在演唱方面的经验丰富,可以帮助他冷静下来。“

Guzan

Dest -罗宾逊-齐默尔曼-令

Yueill——Roldan称

莫里斯- Lletget Pomykal

萨金特

会让科里贝尔德和尼克·利马作为唯一的球员没有功能,和利马要么进入桌子或令,Baird不是在功能玩家模式。

遵循@NicholasMendola“

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Having slept, albeit briefly, on the United States men’s national team’s 3-0 home loss to Mexico in a friendly, it’s no surprise to see the Sun back up in the sky.

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The night was a comedy of disappointment, beginning with John Brooks’ groin issue costing the USMNT its best center back for Gregg Berhalter’s system.

Not the end of the program or even the manager (Get a GM)

Is it “just a friendly,” as some might ask? In most situations you’d say so, but this was Berhalter against Tata Martino’s Mexico for a second time in two months. And to lose decisively… yeesh.

Still, this isn’t the death knell for the Berhalter project, as some might say. And that’s not a glib nod toward Berhalter’s brother’s status as the federation’s next CEO.

Berhalter needs help with player identification and scouting from above. Earnie Stewart is going to hire a new general manager, who hopefully will come from a pool of more than two interviews.

That guy can hopefully help Berhalter better realize that he isn’t Herb Brooks to the rest of the world’s Soviet Union. It doesn’t take a miracle collection of “lesser” talent to make deep runs in tournament, and over-performing (incredibly well) with Columbus’ lack of spending isn’t the same as doing it against Mexico (let alone France or Brazil).

Despite Friday’s foibles (see below), Berhalter is a heck of an in-game guy and there’s reason to believe deploying this possession style against most of CONCACAF will be dynamite.

Berhalter has no answers for possession failure

In our opinion, Gregg Berhalter’s bristling response to a media ‘narrative’ stemming from his side’s miserable failure to deal with Mexico’s high press on Friday shows just how deeply he understands the lack of options available to him last night, and how poor of a decision it was to stick with the system (at least in a one-game context against your rivals. The bad night still may somehow benefit his men in terms of experience).

With Brooks absent, Berhalter opted for Walker Zimmerman and Aaron Long at the back. Long is a tenacious, energetic defender… a mauler. Both Zimmerman and Brooks are no slouches in that department, but both are far better passers than Long.

And what Brooks brings that Zimmerman does not, at least as much, is a terrific ability to both dribble and ping long balls out of the back. He’s coming at you in possession, like a train (Unfortunately this train is often in the shop for repairs).

Now you throw in the unavailability of Matt Miazga, also injured and a better passer and ball mover than Long, and there’s a problem. It’s probably also worth noting that Fulham center back Tim Ream, a left back with the USMNT, was still a comparably magnificent passer during a miserable defensive season with the Cottagers last campaign.

Here are the above-mentioned four, without Long because his passing numbers aren’t in the ballpark this year and he’s not on the field for that. It’s also worth noting that two of the above players’ performance scores come from markedly better competitions than MLS.

@WhoScored

Brooks is a level above the three and there’s are arguments to be made for any of the other three alongside him, but with him out playing for possession would need to come through Zimmerman. That didn’t work on Friday, as Zimmerman had a poor day with the ball at his feet and his keeper had a worse one. Wil Trapp, playing atop the center backs could only manage short sideways passes.

The answer wasn’t in Berhalter’s bench when it came to his desire to play out of the back (Tyler Adams, a right back in his system presumably for this reason, was also out of the lineup). And he never flipped the switch and asked his midfield to battle for 50/50 balls amongst other options.

That super weird penalty, though

This one’s a small one, but glossed over by the immediate fallout of a 3-0 loss.

Late in the match Sebastian Lletget slipped Jordan Morris into the box with a delightful pass, and the Seattle man won a penalty.

Christian Pulisic handed the ball to young Josh Sargent, who would see his effort saved by Jonathan Orozco.

At first blush, our thought was it was unselfish from Pulisic to offer an international goal to his younger teammate. Some voices online claimed the Chelsea star didn’t want to take a pen in the rain, but that seems a bit much, doesn’t it?

What was your verdict?

What’s going to happen on Tuesday versus Uruguay?

Neither Brooks nor Miazga, as stated above. No Adams, Yedlin, nor Weah. Heck, no Altidore, Gonzalez, or Bradley, who know a thing or two about messing with Mexico.

Mexico is a firm favorite against the USMNT when both teams are healthy. As I wrote on Friday, Berhalter would’ve been justified to hang this one on injuries and a lack of depth. He probably didn’t want to hang the player pool out to dry (or the development system behind it), but sinking into a bunker mentality was… interesting, at best.

Now Brooks goes back to Wolfsburg, while Zack Steffen and the stretchered-off Alfredo Morales return to Fortuna Dusseldorf (who play Friday). Sean Johnson is back at NYCFC and Christian Pulisic to Chelsea.

Here’s a first look at a likely XI, as Berhalter continues to court Sergino Dest while blooding some other younger folks.

Does he call up Brad Guzan if he’s not going to play the veteran? Seems likely we could see a halftime split between the Atlanta United man and 24-year-old Jesse Gonzalez. Plus the vocal veteran could help cool any nerves on show from 22-year-old Miles Robinson.

Guzan

Dest — Robinson — Zimmerman — Ream

Yueill — Roldan

Morris — Lletget — Pomykal

Sargent

That would leave Corey Baird and Nick Lima as the only players yet to feature, and Lima would either enter for Dest or Ream, while Baird isn’t in feature player mode.

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